Post European settlement historic sites within Victoria’s parks hold compelling stories of Australia’s earliest immigrants. Gold trails, grazing and early bushcraft insights await curious visitors. Those willing to walk and venture further afield can either share a picnic or camp overnight while building their knowledge of Victoria’s wealth of historic landmarks.
Popular parks with historic sites
Point Nepean has played an important role in shaping the early settlement and defense of Australia. Walk or cycle through this rugged coastal landscape.
Breathtaking coastlines, dramatic cliff faces, deep valleys of tall forest and fern-clad gullies, and spectacular waterfalls all feature here in Cape Otway and Apollo Bay.
Offering an inexpensive day trip for the whole family, the State Coal Mine is an historic Gippsland attraction that fosters an understanding of Australia's cultural heritage with an authentic underground experience. Entry to the site is free above ground where you can follow the heritage walk among historic buildings.
Victorian era mansion built by wealthy pastoralists, the Chirnside family, in 1877.
More to discover
Learn more about the culture, history and contemporary aspirations of the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of our land.
Learn about the seafaring past of Victoria's rugged and unforgiving coastline at marine and maritime exhibits and sites.
Observe the dramatic landscapes and coastal scenery of Victoria from lookout vantage points dotted across state and national parks.
Many of the world’s largest gold nuggets have been found in the Golden Triangle of central Victoria - try your luck at fossicking.