Refresh Your Spring
Spring is the season to celebrate new life, when nature dazzles us in full bloom. Flowers of many species emerge and amaze us with their beauty. New generations of animals are born and new birds hatch, fumbling their way into the world. It’s the time of year when many species awake from the winter hibernation to reap the benefits of spring with its warmer days and vibrant weather. It’s an exciting time in nature as it emerges from the short and darker days of winter.
As part of nature, you too can emerge from your winter hibernation. A reality of winter is that we tend to take comfort in staying indoors, in the comfort of our cosy settings, with our warm blankets and heated surrounds. But spring is here and it’s time to dust off the outdoors shoes, get back in nature to breathe that fresh spring air. Now is the time to experience that spring energy in nature!
Just as spring renews nature, take this time to renew yourself.
Nature in parks provide incredible preventative and restorative health and wellbeing benefits, so let a visit to nature in parks be your inspiration and Refresh Your Spring.
Balance of nature: How spending time outdoors can change your life for the better
As significant greenspaces for relaxation and recreation, the health of our national parks is tied to our collective wellbeing.Read more
Five ways to wellbeing this Spring
Science tells us that spending time in nature, as well as understanding and caring for our environment, has a powerful effect on our mental and physical health. Discover some tips to boost your wellbeing when you’re in the wilds of nature this spring.Read more
Wildflowers on the Grampians Peaks Trail
As the spring days grow longer with more sunlight, vibrant wildflowers are lighting up parks across Victoria. Grampians National Park, part of the Gariwerd bio-cultural landscape, has more than 1000 species of wildflowers, 20 of which are only found in the local area.Read more
Victoria's dramatic and diverse landscape and climate provide the perfect excuse to get outdoors and hike mountain peaks and ranges, beaches and desert dunes.
Spring sees vibrant colours splashed across the landscape. As the days grow warmer and longer, head to any corner of Victoria to see wildflowers in pretty, dainty blooms.
Anyone can get involved in understanding and supporting our environment through citizen science programs.
When the weather is on its best behaviour, there's no easier way to enjoy nature than with a picnic. Many parks are equipped with picnic tables or benches and some have BBQ facilities or cafes where food can be purchased.