Greater Bendigo National Park
Greater Bendigo National Park is one of six Aboriginal Title parks in Central West Victoria, jointly managed by the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Parks Victoria. For more information on Joint Management, please visit the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board who oversee implementation of the Joint Management Plan 2018 - see relevant strategy and resources documents.
Greater Bendigo National Park is part of the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung People. The Dja Dja Wurrung People’s rights were recognised through a Recognition and Settlement Agreement with the State of Victoria in March 2013. The Dja Dja Wurrung People maintain a close and continuing connection to Djandak, their traditional Country.
Djandak is a cultural landscape that includes both tangible objects such as scarred trees, mounds, wells and stone artefact scatters; and intangible stories. Djandak is a living entity, which holds stories of creation and histories that cannot be erased. Parks Victoria pays our respects to Dja Dja Wurrung Elders, past, present, and future, and asks visitors to do the same. Aboriginal artefacts are protected by law, and it is prohibited to disturb them in any way.
Greater Bendigo National Park, along with Kara Kara National Park, Hepburn Regional Park, Kooyoora State Park, Paddy’s Ranges State Park and Wehla Nature Conservation Reserve, is jointly managed by the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Parks Victoria.
The park protects an area of high-quality Box-Ironbark forest, as well as broombush mallee, grassy woodlands and Kamarooka mallee. The park comes alive with native wildflowers in Spring, and is home to an array of wildlife including Swift Parrots and other bushland birds.
Notley Campground is a popular base for exploring the loop tracks and longer bushland trails through the forest, and the One Tree Hill Lookout offers a spectacular sunset view.
Visitors can discover Victoria’s gold rush history along the Old Tom Mine Walk and even try their luck at fossicking. Learn more about fossicking and prospecting.
Things To Do
Flagstaff Hill Loop Walk
Old Tom Mine Walk
The park is well known for Box-Ironbark, wildflowers, broombush mallee, grassy woodlands and Kamarooka mallee.
Keep an eye out for Swift Parrots and other bushland birds, as well as:
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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How to get there
Greater Bendigo National Park
The Greater Bendigo National Park is approximately 188km north of Melbourne. There are several different access routes to the park leading from the Loddon Valley Highway, Midland Highway and the Calder Freeway.