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A young couple walks up through ancient lava flows to Sundial Peak in the Central Grampians.

Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park

Explore the natural beauty of the Grampians from its world-famous hiking trails. Discover majestic waterfalls, dazzling spring wildflower displays and awe-inspiring mountain panoramas. Cross paths with kangaroos, wallabies, emus and native birds. And don’t miss the wealth of Aboriginal and post-settlement cultural heritage and history.

Two men fish along 90 mile beach.

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park adjoins an extensive lake system separated from the Tasman Sea by the sand dunes of Ninety Mile Beach. Swim, kayak, boat, or fish along the scenic expanses of sheltered water. Among the tranquil campgrounds, choose from 90 Mile Beach, Bunga Arm or Paradise Beach.

Two campers relax at their campsite after a long paddle.

Lower Glenelg National Park

The Glenelg River has carved a spectacular limestone gorge through the heart of Lower Glenelg National Park. Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the landscape. Camp riverside and go fishing, paddle the Glenelg River Canoe Trail, follow the Great South West Walk or visit the spectacular Princess Margaret Rose Cave.

Two women hiking with a panoramic view of the mountains behind them at Alpine National Park

Alpine National Park

The Alpine National Park is an adventure-lover’s dream. Hike Victoria’s highest mountain ranges, explore wildflower draped landscapes on horseback or head out on world-class mountain bike trails. Run wild rapids on white-water rafting trips, four-wheel drive the secluded reaches of the park or cross-country ski through tangled snow gum forests.

A man walking along granite boulders at Mt Buffalo.

Mount Buffalo National Park

Get closer to nature at this spectacular 'island in the sky', home to plants found nowhere else on Earth. Sheer cliffs, granite tors, waterfalls and big views make Mount Buffalo a must-see alpine retreat. Hike through stunted Snow Gum forests, toboggan in Cresta Valley, camp at Lake Catani - and admire the view from the Horn. There's something to do in every season.

The Yarra River heading upstream from Hawthorn.

Yarra River

The Yarra River’s journey begins on the southern slopes of the Great Dividing Range and twists through the forested valleys of the Yarra Ranges and its quaint regional towns before concluding its journey on the muddy flats of Port Phillip Bay.

Experience

Canoeing

Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking are great ways to explore beautiful waterways. Enjoy the tranquility and spot wildlife that hikers don’t normally see.
A couple in their thirties take in the view along Dead Timber Track.

Hiking and bushwalking

Witness breathtaking natural scenery at some of Victoria’s most iconic places when you lace up your boots and take to a hiking trail.
Two friends go for a swim in Lake Elusive in Croajingolong National Park.

Freshwater swimming

Take a cool, invigorating dip in fresh waterholes, streams and lakes. Be sure to observe safety signs and take caution when swimming in nature.
Two teenage girls take part in a sailing race on Port Philip Bay in a small boat called Inkspot.

Boating and sailing

Take to the waves of Port Phillip and see Victoria's coast from the water or sail inland lakes and rivers by boat or charter.
A mother and daughter linger at the end of a pier on the Mallacoota Inlet

Piers and jetties

Stroll along coastal piers and jetties or cast a line and fish at popular catchment areas in Port Phillip and Western Port.
A diver takes a photo a school of fish in the Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park.

Scuba diving

Dive to the depths of the ocean floor in marine national parks or explore shipwrecks at the bottom of the bays.
A couple watch the sunset at a picnic table on the edge of Lake Catani at Mount Buffalo National Park.

Sunrises and sunsets

Spectacular sunsets from the summits and to west, and picturesque sunrises in the east , top-and-tail your day the perfect way.

Camping and Accommodation

Find the perfect campsite for your next getaway.

Where to stay
Tent
Camper Trailer
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What we do

News

Connect to Country in Gariwerd this summer

This summer Brambuk: The National Park and Cultural Centre is hosting a range of live musical performances and cultural workshops conducted by some of Gariwerd’s most talented Traditional Owners.
Fern trees along the riverbank at the Redwoods Forest site in East Warburton

Redwoods Forest set for facilities boost

Visitors to the Yarra Ranges National Park will soon see improved walks, greater accessibility, new facilities and increased environmental protections at the popular Californian Redwood Forest area.
Two women hiking with a panoramic view of the mountains behind them at Alpine National Park

Top tips for enjoying a safe summer hike

Parks Victoria ranger Yohanna has shared her best advice to make sure you have a great hike. Not only will it be fun, you’ll also be reaping the proven physical, social and mental health benefits that come from spending time in nature.
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