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Well-known for its wildflowers in springtime, Paddys Ranges State Park is home to 30 types of orchids and more than 140 native bird species like the rare Painted Honeyeaters and Swift Parrots. Relics of the goldmining era scattered throughout the park. Visitors can retrace the steps of 'Paddy', a miner who reputedly roamed the area in the 1800s.Bushwalking, camping and picnicking are popular activities in this beautiful Box-Ironbark forest.Before you goConditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
The park is 170 km north-west of Melbourne, just south of Maryborough. Sealed roads surround the park and graded roads pass through it (Melway ref: 520 J11P).