Hawkstowe Picnic Area (Plenty Gorge Parklands)


Hawkstowe Picnic Area (Plenty Gorge Parklands)

Plenty Gorge Park is approximately 20km north of
Melbourne in South Morang.

Take a look back in time at the historic Hawkstowe picnic ground, set in a secluded area of Plenty Gorge. You'll be impressed by the brick and bluestone Le Page homestead, barn and stables.

This is a perfect spot for a picnic or BBQ that the whole family will enjoy. Electric BBQ's and picnic shelters are available. There are no solid fuel BBQ's. Toilets are located behind Le Page Homestead

Take a walk around the picturesque wetlands. Discover the abundant wildlife, including friendly kangaroos.

Le Page Historic Homestead Opening Hours:
Winter: 8:30AM to 5:00PM
Summer: 8:30AM to 7:00PM

How to get there

Hawkstowe Picnic Area (Plenty Gorge Parklands)


BBQ - Electric/Gas

Need to know

Hawkstowe Picnic Area (Plenty Gorge Parklands)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fishing
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No swimming
  • No drones without a permit
  • No camping
  • Restricted opening hours
  • No firearms allowed


  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Warning - Nioka Bush Camp is currently closed

Nioka Bush Camp is currently closed.

This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events

This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.

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