Pack Your Summer Smarts
Summer is a wonderful time to get into nature. The weather has finally warmed up, the sun is shining, and we can’t wait for you to get outdoors and enjoy your favourite activities. But this summer is different.
Some of Victoria’s most popular parks have been significantly impacted by recent storms and floods. This could mean flooded or boggy campgrounds, muddy roads, unpredictable waterways or slippery hiking trails.
With high levels of water lying across much of the state, we have seen extremely high numbers of mosquitos, so be sure to pack extra mosquito repellent. After storms, there is also an increased risk of falling trees and branches and we’ve had an increase in snake sightings.
You can still get out and enjoy nature this summer, but make sure you plan ahead, stay informed and be mindful. Your favourite holiday, camping and day-trip spots may be closed or operating differently, particularly along the Murray River, so make sure you’re up to date with the latest information.
We want you to stay safe and enjoy the best of nature. So have fun, and don’t forget to Pack Your Summer Smarts!
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Before you leave home
- Check the flood and storm affected parks page for the latest information on park closures
- Search for the park you want to visit and check the latest conditions on the park page
Flood and storms in Victoria's parks and reserves
Stay safe in nature this summer
Stay safe in nature
Storms and floods
Be aware of tree risks
Protect yourself - water quality
Protect yourself - mosquito checklist
Be bushfire aware
Get ready for nature
Going Camping? Our rangers give us the low down
How to plan the perfect day trip
Stay cool, stay safe
Try somewhere different
Five reasons to choose mountains this summer
Top places to escape the summer crowds
Best places to cool off this summer — that aren’t the beach!
Discover a range of activities
Did you know you can do much more than just go for a walk in a park? Why not book an experience, discover amazing marine life, go camping somewhere you’ve never been or learn about the park’s Aboriginal cultural heritage.
There are many more ways you can get into nature and enjoy your favourite activities this summer. Visit our Things to do page for more inspiration.