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Mount Buffalo National Park

Areas of Mount Buffalo National Park are currently closed due to the impact of bushfires. For the latest information, visit Mount Buffalo National Park has sheer cliffs, imposing granite tors, tumbling waterfalls, snow gums and stunning wildflowers. The park features over 90 kilometres of walking tracks, panoramic scenery, waterfalls and scope for adventurous pursuits such as rock climbing and… Read more →

Dandenong Ranges National Park

Leave the city noise behind and take a relaxing walk through forests of towering mountain ash in the Dandenong Ranges National Park, just an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD. Discover lush fern gullies, waterfalls and native wildlife all around. Forest trails Delve deeper into the national park on longer walking trail such as the Dandenong Ranges Tourist Track, the Olinda… Read more →

Snowy River National Park

Spend a few days exploring the majestic Snowy River National Park and discover lush forests and river scenery, towering gorges and waterfalls. A popular spot for canoeing and rafting, the park also boasts myriad camping, bush walking, wildflower-spotting and four-wheel driving opportunities. On the water Get active and take in the local scenery on a canoeing or whitewater rafting adventure,… Read more →

Kinglake National Park

Only 65 kilometres 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. This is a good spot, not far from Melbourne, to go camping, enjoy a bushwalk or have a picnic. Since the intense 2009… Read more →

Tarra Bulga National Park

With its lush gullies, giant mountain ash trees and tree ferns, Tarra Bulga National Park is one of only four major areas of cool temperate rainforest in the state. Picnic under a mountain ash Have lunch at the Tarra Bulga Picnic area, just off the Grand Ridge Road, or the Tarra Valley picnic area off Tarra Valley Road. Both spots… Read more →

Mitchell River National Park

A section of Mitchell Road is closed to vehicles due to soil slips. Access to the Mitchell River walking track via Mitchell Road is still available. Mitchell River National Park has impressive river scenery, serene rainforest gullies, rugged landscapes and some of Victoria’s more unusual vegetation communities. From open forest to remote river gorges, the park is home to a… Read more →

Errinundra National Park

Errinundra National Park is closed due to active fires in the area and the closure of major road access points. Access to the surrounding area may be restricted due to fire-fighting activity. For latest information on fires go to Errinundra National Park offers tranquil walks and scenic drives. It preserves the largest remaining stand of cool temperate rainforest in… Read more →

Great Otway National Park

The Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay through to Princetown and up through the Otways hinterland towards Colac. The park features rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, rock platforms and windswept heathland and beautiful spring wildflowers. In the north, the park features tall forests, ferny gullies, magnificent waterfalls and tranquil lakes. The Great Ocean Walk, stretches 91 kilometres from the idyllic… Read more →