12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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National parks & reserves

Head off on an out-of-town adventure in Victoria's renowned national parks and reserves. With more than 100 to choose from, it's not difficult to find that perfect bush getaway destination.

Seasides and rainforests
Drive out to Wilson's Promontory, where great bush walks meet the beautiful sand and crashing waves of the Bass Strait. For a jungle experience, make your way to the Great Otway National Park and walk among the emerald green ferns, ancient trees and beautiful waterfalls and then set up camp for the night.

On high
Marvel at the striking rocky outcrops and see ancient Aboriginal rock paintings at the Grampians National Park. Take a break at shelters throughout the park and keep a keen eye out for native wildlife as you go. For rockclimbing, abseiling and other adventurous fun, strap on your hiking boots and hit the High Country. Climb to the top of Mt Buffalo and take in panoramic views of the impressive rock formations and lush valleys below.

Victoria's Wilderness

Princess Margaret Rose Cave, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia


Victoria has two cave systems that are open for the public. Go underground into limestone and lava caverns decorated with stalactites and stalagmites.

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Grampians National Park, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

National parks

Embark on an adventure in the diverse natural beauty of Victoria's inspiring national parks, from alpine to desert, coastal and urban landscapes.

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Black Spur Drive, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Rainforests and forests

Discover Victoria's vast, ancient and protected rainforests on forest drives and climb to a tall trees boardwalk.

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Explore by region

Alpine National Park, High Country, Victoria, Australia

High Country

Experience for yourself the forests, wildflowers, high country plains and rocky escarpments of the famous Alpine National Park and Mount Buffalo.

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Nyah Vinifera State Forest, Swan Hill, The Murray, Victoria, Australia

The Murray

Escape to the Murray region's unique and diverse national parks. Explore desert landscapes, Aboriginal heritage, lake systems and red gum forests.

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Mount Sturgeon, Grampians, Victoria, Australia


Be spellbound by the stunning beauty of the Grampians region's parks, renowned for their rugged mountains, wildlife and colourful wildflower displays.

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Mt Alexander, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia


National parks and reserves in the Goldfields are home to historic gold fields, box-ironbark forests, spring wildflowers, kangaroos and bird life.

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Great Ocean Walk, Bay of Islands Coastal Park, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Great Ocean Road

Observe spectacular coastlines and sand dunes to ancient rainforests and old volcanoes in national parks and reserves in the Great Ocean Road region.

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Genoa Peak at Croajingolong National Park, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia


Gippsland is home to some of the most stunning national parks and reserves in Victoria, most notably Wilsons Promontory and Croajingolong National Park.

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Yarra Ranges National Park, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Gain perspective in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges' national and state parks, with their spellbinding fern glades and majestic trees.

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Hanging Rock, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges

Witness wonders like nothing you've seen before in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges from national parks with rugged river gorges to scenic vistas.

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London Bridge, Point Nepean National Park, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Mornington Peninsula

Become part of nature in Mornington Peninsula's magical parks - dive, swim, explore and meet native animals in tranquil bushland and deep underwater.

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