Wildflowers in Bloom

Wildflowers in Bloom

Wildflowers in Bloom


Wildflowers in Spring

Anglesea Heath is one of Victoria’s richest and most diverse vegetation areas and home to about 25% of Victoria’s plant species, including over 80 different types of orchids. In spring, the heathland erupts into a sea of vibrant colour.
Visitors will find wildflowers throughout the heath, but try Bambra-Aireys Inlet Road and Bald Hills Road. Also popular with nature lovers is Dusty Miller Track, Honeypots Track and Harrisons Track South. 

For birdwatchers, the area has over 100 species of native birds including the Crimson Rosella, Bronzewing pigeons and a variety of Honeyeaters. If you’re lucky you may also see one a Powerful Owl, one of the 29 mammal species recorded in the park. 

Anglesea Heath is part of Great Otway National Park. It's less than two hour’s drive from Melbourne closeby to the popular Great Ocean Road near Anglesea.

Another option: Lerderderg State Park

Starting at the Lerderderg Campground Area and following the Upper Chadwick Track, you’ll find an amazing variety of wildflowers including wattles, peas, heath and orchids. Depending on the time of year, you’ll experience a sea of orange and white flowers at various points along the track. To get there, follow O’Briens Road to Diggers Track and follow the signs to Lerderderg Campground area.

The Lerderderg River has cut a rugged 300m gorge through sandstone and slate on its course southwards through the stunning Lerderderg State Park. An easy day trip from Melbourne (just over 1 hour’s drive), this park caters for a variety of activities including four-wheel driving, hiking, picnicking and camping.

Other parks to see wildflowers

A couple walk along the Bogong High Plains near Mt Nelse.

Alpine National Park

The Alpine National Park is an adventure-lover’s dream. Hike Victoria’s highest mountain ranges, explore wildflower draped landscapes on horseback or head out on world-class mountain bike trails
Sunset over a pink lake in Murray Sunset National Park.

Murray-Sunset National Park

Murray-Sunset National Park is home to the famous Pink Lakes. This remote and unspoilt corner of northwestern Victoria draws photographers from all over the world. Explore the islands of the Murray River by four-wheel drive in dry weather or by canoe after rain – and camp under starry skies.
A couple enjoy a sunset picnic in the Brisbane Ranges National Park.

Brisbane Ranges National Park

Little more than an hour's drive from Melbourne takes you to the state's richest wildflower habitat. Set in a low range of mountains dissected by rocky gullies, the unusual geology of the Brisbane Ranges National Park has preserved plants that have long since vanished from other parts of the region.
A young couple walks up through ancient lava flows to Sundial Peak in the Central Grampians.

Grampians National Park

Rising abruptly from the surrounding Western Plains, the Grampians (Gariwerd) is a series of rugged sandstone mountain ranges and forests rich in wildlife. One of Victoria’s most popular holiday destinations, the park is a great venue for camping, climbing, scenic drives, bushwalks and nature study.
Two women walk through ferns along the Shelly Harris Track in Kinglake National Park.

Kinglake National Park

Only 65 km north of Melbourne, Kinglake National Park lies on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, offering dramatic views of the Melbourne skyline, Port Phillip Bay, the Yarra Valley and across to the You Yangs.
A couple sit around a campsite and welcome their friends to their campsite as they walk in.

Lerderderg State Park

The Lerderderg River has carved a deep and picturesque gorge through this rugged park located within easy reach of Melbourne, Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat. Picnic at Shaws Lake or O'Briens Crossing, follow an old water race and hike part of the Great Dividing Trail, or simply stroll along the river from Mackenzies Flat.
Two women in active wear walk up the granite steps on the way to Flinders Peak.

You Yangs Regional Park

Magnificent views, birdlife and a mecca for walkers, horse riders and mountain bikers - welcome to the You Yangs! The distinctive granite peaks of this park rise abruptly from the flat plains below. Flinders Peak and Big Rock have panoramic views out to Melbourne, which is just an hour away.
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