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A walking path alongside Albert Park Lake with the Melbourne CBD skyline in the background

Albert Park

Jog, cycle or walk with your dog around Albert Park Lake - just 3km from the centre of Melbourne. And when you stop to catch your breath, take a moment to enjoy the magnificent views of the city skyline. This is the iconic home of the Australian Grand Prix.

The historic Kanes Bridge at Yarra Bend Park

Yarra Bend Park

Yarra Bend Park is Melbourne’s largest natural bushland park. Enjoy the leafy grounds and abundant wildlife while strolling or biking its many trails. Walk your dog, play a round of golf, or spot flying foxes.

The Boardwalk at Cape Schank on the Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula National Park

Embracing the wild ocean beaches between Portsea and Flinders, and the kangaroo haven of Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park is a favourite of Melburnians looking to escape the nearby city.

The rock formation know as the Organ Pipes from which the national park is named

Organ Pipes National Park

Park your car on top of an old volcano and take a walk into the river valley to the awesome stone columns that give this park its name. The Organ Pipes hang on a cliff face over picturesque Jackson Creek.

Two women walk through ferns along the Shelly Harris Track in Kinglake National Park.

Kinglake National Park

Kinglake National Park lies on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, a short drive from Melbourne. Enjoy scenic walks and thrilling mountain bike trails against the backdrop of panoramic views of the city, Port Phillip Bay, the Yarra Valley and across to the You Yangs.

A woman riding a bike alongside a young girl on a scooter

Jells Park

Dandenong Valley Parklands is a network of parks running alongside Dandenong Creek in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Loved by the locals, the green spaces of Jells Park and Chesterfield Farm make for great days out, while Corhanwarrabul and Bush Park Wetlands are perfect for birdwatching.

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A couple watch the sunset at a picnic table on the edge of Lake Catani at Mount Buffalo National Park.

Sunrises and sunsets

Spectacular sunsets from the summits and to west, and picturesque sunrises in the east , top-and-tail your day the perfect way.
A couple in their twenties chat at the Lakeview lookout in the Grampians National Park.

Lookouts

Observe the dramatic landscapes and coastal scenery of Victoria from lookout vantage points dotted across state and national parks.
A three year old boy leads his mum and younger brother through the forest near Grants Picnic Ground.

Family activities

Stash some supplies into a back pack and take the family out for a day trip and in only a short drive from Melbourne you can be surrounded by nature.
Two friends go for a swim in Lake Elusive in Croajingolong National Park.

Freshwater swimming

Take a cool, invigorating dip in fresh waterholes, streams and lakes. Be sure to observe safety signs and take caution when swimming in nature.
A diver takes a photo a school of fish in the Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park.

Scuba diving

Dive to the depths of the ocean floor in marine national parks or explore shipwrecks at the bottom of the bays.
Two women ride horses along a dirt path in the You Yangs Regional Park.

Horse riding

Explore the landscape on horseback to appreciate the solitude and peace of the natural environment. Victoria's parks offer a variety of horse riding experiences.
A mother and daughter linger at the end of a pier on the Mallacoota Inlet

Piers and jetties

Stroll along coastal piers and jetties or cast a line and fish at popular catchment areas in Port Phillip and Western Port.

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The Werribee River flowing through Werribee Gorge State Park

Additional park closures for public safety

Parks Victoria has closed an additional five high-visitation sites on its estate to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The historic buildings of the Quarantine Station at Point Nepean.

Parks Victoria historic sites closed

At the direction of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, Parks Victoria has closed major historic sites in parks and reserves across Victoria until further notice.
A family set up a campsite at Tidal River Camp Ground at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Campgrounds and roofed accommodation closed in Victorian parks and reserves

At the direction of the Chief Health Officer of Victoria, Parks Victoria has closed all designated campgrounds and accommodation throughout all parks and reserves across Victoria from midnight on 25 March 2020 until further notice.
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