Bunyip State Park

Bunyip State Park

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Bunyip State Park

Bunyip State Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Several areas of Bunyip State Park remain closed due to fire impact. View the map (PDF) for visitor sites, walking tracks and roads currently closed to the public.

See a green mosaic as you traverse the diverse ecosystems of Bunyip State Park; from heathland swamps to towering mountain ash forests. Explore on foot, horseback, trail bike or in the comfort of your four-wheel drive. Keep an eye out for the southern-emu wren and swamp bush-pea, both rare sights.

Follow the Lawsons Falls Circuit Walk to the only waterfall within Bunyip State Park. The narrow trail meanders through dense bush and verdant fern gullies before emerging at a small clearing with views across to Lawson Falls.

Four-wheel drive and trail bike enthusiasts make your way to the Gentle Annie and Blue Range 4WD and Trail Bike Trails for a thrilling day out. Pitch a tent in the serene setting of Mortimer Camping Area, Nash Creek Campground, Forest Road Campground or the hike-in Freemans Mill Camping Area.

Bunyip State Park is one of the few places in Victoria where our state floral emblem, the Common Heath, and state fauna emblem, the Leadbeater’s Possum, along with our state avian emblem, the Helmeted Honeyeater, can all be found.

Things to do in the area

 
A four wheel drive crosses the Howqua River in the Alpine National Park.

Four wheel driving and trail bike riding

A number of roads and tracks within Bunyip State Park provide a range of experiences, great scenery and a sense of escapism.
Three horseriders saddle-up a pack horse before the day's riding.

Heritage Horse Trail

Horse riding is a great way to explore the distinctive bush atmosphere of Bunyip State Park and nearby Kurth Kiln Regional Park. The Heritage Horse Trail follows some of the course from the 2009 Tom Quilty Gold Cup ride – Australia’s national horse riding endurance event.
A view of Bunyip State Park

Camping at Bunyip State Park

There are several camping areas within Bunyip State Park. No fees apply for these campgrounds.

Wildlife and Nature

 
Kangaroos
Koalas
Lyrebirds
Wallabies
Wombats

Tours in the area

Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.


If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.


Parks Victoria licenses tour operators who are experts in these activities and more. They will help you get the most out of your visit.

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Bunyip State Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Seasonal road closures 2020

    Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

  • Bunyip State Park

    Nash Creek and Dyers picnic grounds are closed

    Nash Creek camping ground and Dyers picnic ground are closed due to bushfire impact. Mortimer Picnic Ground, Lawson Falls picnic ground, Cannibal Creek Horse Unloading area and Forest Road Unloading Area are open.

    Large area of Bunyip State Park closed due to fire impact.

    Several areas remain closed due to fire impact. Mortimer Picnic Ground and Cannibal Creek horse unloading area are now open. Read the attached December Bunyip State Park Community Update (PDF) for a map of visitor sites, walking tracks and roads currently closed to the public.

    Attachments: FINAL_Issue_4_Community Update Bunyip_DECEMBER_19 (573KB)

    Tea Tree Road closure

    Tea Tree Road in Bunyip State Park is closed until further notice for public safety due to recent road works and unfavourable weather making the road surface extremely slippery and unsuitable for driving.

  • Bunyip Weir (Freemans Mill) Camping Area (Bunyip State Park)

    Access to Bunyip Weir (Freemans Mill) Camping Area

    Freemans Mill walking track is closed south of Tea Tree Track due to fire impact. To access the Bunyip Weir (Freemans Mill) Camping Area, visitors can park at the intersection of Western Track and Tea Tree Track, walk along Tea Tree track until it meets Freemans Mill Walking Track, then walk north to the camping area.

Bunyip State Park

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