Hidden within the green, rolling hills of the Strzelecki Ranges, the meandering Agnes River cascades from a 59m height over rocks into a deep picturesque gorge, forming Agnes Falls. Pack a picnic and birdwatch in this protected pocket of old forest and native bushland.
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.
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.
Kurth Kiln Regional Park is popular for picnicking, camping, nature walking and horse riding. The park features a range of forest types awaiting exploration by foot, horse or bike. The park is mostly known for its kiln, used during the Second World War to make charcoal for gas producer units fitted to motor cars.
Sassafras Creek and Perrins Creek form an important corridor for nature conservation, wildlife and recreation. Small Picnic Areas along Sassafras Creek include Beagleys, Kays, Olympic and Kensleys where tables are provided.
Magnificent fern gullies, giant Mountain Ash trees, ancient Myrtle Beech, Cool Temperate Rainforest and, of course, the Suspension Bridge. Tarra Bulga National Park is also a great place to see and hear lyrebirds and there are several pretty little waterfalls.