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

Victoria has more than 100 parks and reserves throughout the state, which cover more than 4.1 million hectares, or approximately 17 per cent of the state.

Victoria's parks and reserves provide an ideal setting for any outdoor pursuit, from adventure activities, to birdwatching, bushwalking and photography. Explore alpine, desert, forest, coastal, outback, bushland and urban landscapes.

The Department of Sustainability and Environment manages state forests and other public lands. Parks Victoria looks after heritage, national, marine, regional, state and wilderness parks.

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

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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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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Genoa Peak, 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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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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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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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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