Skiing and snowplay
Mountains in Victoria’s national parks becoming enchanting, whisper- quiet playgrounds for skiers, toboggan riders and sightseers in the crisp months of winter and early spring. Their pure white landscapes are more often easily accessible and open a natural white stage for family fun and wilderness adventure for the gifted cross-country skiers. Make plans to revel in the snowfields, for planning is the key to an exhilarating experience on the slopes.
Popular skiing and snowplay spots
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
Covering a substantial part of the Baw Baw Plateau and sections of the Thomson and Aberfeldy River valleys, Baw Baw National Park offers colourful wildflowers in early summer and open grassy plains with Snow Gum woodlands.
Sheer cliffs, granite tors, waterfalls and big views make Mount Buffalo a must-see alpine retreat
At an elevation of 1245 metres, the summit features a lookout tower which is 21 metres high and offers panoramic views over Melbourne, the Yarra Valley, Dandenong and Cathedral Ranges, Mount Baw Baw and the Alps. It is also a popular picnic area and starting point for walks on the mountain.
More adventure activities
Explore parks on two wheels with mountain bike trails to suit most experience and fitness levels.
Dive to the depths of the ocean floor in marine national parks or explore shipwrecks at the bottom of the bays.
Canoeing and kayaking are great ways to explore beautiful waterways. Enjoy the tranquility and spot wildlife that hikers don’t normally see.
Witness breathtaking natural scenery at some of Victoria’s most iconic places when you lace up your boots and take to a hiking trail.