Tours are the perfect way to get to know our amazing parks better. You can see the highlights of the park and find the very best views, get hands on with nature learning, see some wildlife up close and personal, and find out the inside information, history and special secrets and from the people who know the parks best.
For even more ways to explore our parks, see our Licensed Tour Operators page.
You can also get into nature online, with our Immersive Experience virtual tours.
The perfect family day trip from Melbourne or Geelong, the free wildlife tours at Serendip Sanctuary run twice daily on Saturdays over summer, and are wheelchair and pram accessible. Visitors can get up close to Emus, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Spotted Tail Quolls, Brolgas and Tawny Frogmouths and learn all about our native wildlife. Watch our Youtube video to get a taste of these tours.
Take a Flying Fox Discovery Tour with a Parks Victoria ranger at Yarra Bend Park and encounter an urban haven of these special animals. Tours run from December until the end of the Easter holidays, and are wheelchair and pram accessible.
Visit Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve on your next Great Ocean Road trip. Guided tours by Worn Gundidj feature Aboriginal cultural heritage, conservation history and the charismatic wildlife - including emus, kangaroos, koalas and little blue wrens - within this dormant volcano.
Nature and education tours
Go underground at Buchan Caves Reserve and see the largest cave system in Victoria, formed almost 400 million years ago. Tours run through Fairy Cave and Royal Cave, showing the spectacular limestone formations and subterranean stream.
Take the open-air bus tour through Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens and enjoy the picturesque landscape of this fascinating 100-acre garden with expert guided commentary.
The Junior Ranger program runs interactive tours and activities for kids at many different parks, getting them involved in nature in a hands-on way with rockpooling, wildlife watching and heritage discovery. Sign up to hear about upcoming activities.
Step back into a time of grandeur and take a self-guided audio tour through Werribee Park Mansion. Completed in 1877, this striking Renaissance Revival house has 60 opulent rooms, and has featured in well-known Australian TV shows, including Neighbours. The ground floor of the mansion and the formal gardens are wheelchair accessible.
Roll up your sleeves and learn some hard-working history at the State Coal Mine in South Gippsland. Parks Victoria staff and volunteers lead twice-daily underground tours of this historic attraction, showing the tunnels, tools and coal seams that helped build Victoria.
Point Nepean National Park on the Mornington Peninsula has a rich past to discover, from the long history of the Bunarong Traditional Owners to the military history of Fort Nepean and the heritage-listed Quarantine Station. Grab an audio tour from the Point Nepean Information Centre for a day tour where you can learn at your leisure.
Take a free tour of the Point Hicks Lighthouse in Croajingolong National Park, learn about our fascinating maritime history and enjoy sweeping sea views from the top - perfect for whale watching and seeing the remains of the SS Saros Shipwreck.
Guided park walks
Book a volunteer-led walk through You Yangs Regional Park and wind through a landscape of dramatic granite boulders and native woodlands. It’s a medium difficulty track, but you’re rewarded with spectacular views from Big Rock.
Take part in one of our Alpine Discovery Days at Alpine National Park, led by volunteers on weekends and public holidays. Start at Wallaces Hut and Cope Hut at Bogong High Plains and learn the history of cattlemen, the Alpine huts scattered through the landscape and the natural environment here, including rare Alpine wetlands. Tours run from December to January, and again on the Easter long weekend.
The Coolart Wetlands and Homestead walk takes you on a 45 minute (2.6km) guided tour of this unique, man-made ecosystem. These wetlands and formal gardens provide a haven for many species of birdlife. Check the Eventbrite page for more information. The formal gardens and ground floor of the Homestead are wheelchair accessible.
Our Guided Mindfulness walks in Kinglake National Park offer a different way of getting into nature. Centre yourself, find calm and restore wellbeing in serene surroundings. You can join a virtual version of this guided walk on our Youtube channel.
To see more guided walks near you, visit our Eventbrite page.