Hidden beaches offer visitors an escape from popular, crowded hot spots. They are unlikely to be patrolled, and often require a challenging hike. These tranquil little beaches may not have facilities like drinking water and toilets, but this helps keep a beach relatively secret.
Places with beaches
Stroll the beautiful sandy beach along Tidal River at Norman Bay, also perfect for swimming and surfing and is a delight for children and adults to explore.
Walk along the expanse of pristine sands in Croajingolong National Park, with secluded coastal camping spots perfect for beach walks, bird watching, boating and fishing.
The Great Ocean Walk extends just over 100km between Apollo Bay and the Twelve Apostles near Princetown. The spectacular walk weaves its way through tall forests, coastal heathlands, wild rocky shores, river estuaries and windswept cliff-tops presenting amazing views.
Cape Conran Coastal Park has heathlands, wild ocean beaches and banksia woodlands brimming with nectar-feeding birds
If you’re looking for the best places to see underwater ecosystems and encounter marine wildlife, look no further! We’ve rounded up some of the best ways to explore marine protected areas. So, pack your togs, wetsuit, a mask and snorkel and head to the coast!
When you think of Victoria’s parks, the first things that comes to mind are probably found on land – mountains, trees and grassy plains. However, did you know that Parks Victoria also manages 30 marine protected areas? What you’ll find there might surprise you!
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Whether you’re after a gentle stroll or something long-distance, there are walking trails to suit all levels of fitness and ability.
Take a cool, invigorating dip in fresh waterholes, streams and lakes. Be sure to observe safety signs and take caution when swimming in nature.
Observe the dramatic landscapes and coastal scenery of Victoria from lookout vantage points dotted across state and national parks.
Escape the city lights to remote nature locations to see the spectacular starry southern night sky.
Spectacular sunsets from the summits and to west, and picturesque sunrises in the east , top-and-tail your day the perfect way.
See spectacular waterfalls flowing in the alpine mountain peaks and lush tall forests best viewed in winter or after heavy rainfall.
Whether you’re surrounding yourself with carpets of colourful flowers, spotting rare orchids, or just enjoying the local native flowers, it’s a great way to immerse yourself in nature and help your spirits soar.