Spring brings new life in nature
It’s all about the birds and the bees – with spring comes new life across Parks Victoria’s landscape. Witness parks come to life by watching wildlife, birds and blooming wildflowers.
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Spring is the ideal time to see native Australian animals in their natural habitats. Visit a bushland park and you might spot kangaroos, wallabies or wombats. Victoria is also home to a large koala population, so don't forget to look up! Head down to beaches and coasts and spot marine mammals in our marine national parks and coastal reserves. Learn more about native wildlife from the comfort of your home by joining our virtual Serendip Sanctuary Wildlife Tour or Yarra Bend Flying Fox Discovery Tour.
Visit our wildlife viewing page for the best places to spot all kinds of wildlife.
Parks to spot wildlife:
With around 450 bird species across Victoria, birdwatching is an activity that can be done in most parks. In some places, you might be lucky enough to spot some rare and endangered birds. Visitors to Hattah-Kulkyne National Park might find special birds such of the Malleefowl and Emu Wren or the endangered Regent Parrot. Or spot one of more than 125 species of birds at Coolart Historic Area.
If you're ready for a relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors, visit our birdwatching page.
Popular birdwatching parks:
In Spring you'll find vibrant colours splashed across the park landscape. Wildflowers are best viewed from early September to October. The states richest wildlife habitat is found at Brisbane Ranges National Park. The unusual geology has preserved plants that have long vanished from other parts of the region. Spring is the perfect time to witness the stunning array of flowers at Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden.
Visit our wildflowers page for more great places to see wildflowers.