All National Parks in Victoria Australia

Agnes Falls - Hidden within the green rolling hills of the Stzrelecki Ranges, the meandering Agnes River cascades over rocks into a deep picturesque gorge. At 59 metres, Agnes Falls are the highest single span falls in Victoria.

 

Albert Park is located in the city of Port Phillip, approximately three km from the CBD of Melbourne. It is a 225 ha sporting and recreational park that caters for formal and informal recreation. Albert Park is the focus for many of Victoria’s spectacular events and is also an important sanctuary for wildlife and vegetation.

 

Alfred National Park - Alfred National Park contains some of the most southerly occurrences of warm temperate rainforest in Australia.

 

Alpine National Park - Victoria's largest national park came into being in December 1989 after years of debate and planning. The Alpine National Park covers 6460 square kilometres of Victoria's High Country stretching along the Great Dividing Range from near Mansfield through to the New South Wales border.

 

Banksia Park - The open space, playgrounds and picnic areas of Banksia Park make it a popular location with visitors of all ages. The park is perfect for cyclists, joggers, walkers and those who enjoy a breath of fresh air.

 

Baw Baw National Park - The 13,300 ha Baw Baw National Park covers a substantial part of the Baw Baw Plateau and sections of the Thomson and Aberfeldy River valleys. One of the two Victorian national parks with large areas of sub-alpine vegetation, it offers outstanding views, colourful wildflowers in early summer and open grassy plains with Snow Gum woodlands.

 

Brisbane Ranges National Park - Set in a low range of mountains dissected by rocky gullies, the unusual geology of Brisbane Ranges National Park has preserved plants that have long since vanished from the region, together with a correspondingly diverse bird population and the greatest density of koalas in Victoria.

 

Mount Buffalo National Park - An all-seasons park, Mount Buffalo has sheer cliffs, imposing granite tors, tumbling waterfalls, snow gums and stunning wildflowers. First reserved in 1898, the 31,000 hectare park contains vegetation and fauna adapted to extremes of weather, as a result of its sub-alpine location.

 

Bunurong Marine National Park - The Bunurong Marine National Park extends along approximately 5 km of coastline from 2.5 km east of Cape Patterson in Southern Gippsland to the eastern end of Eagles Nest Beach (about 6 kilometres south-west of Inverloch), and offshore for approximately three nautical miles to the limit of Victorian waters, encompassing a total of approximately 2,100 hectares.

 

Cape Howe Marine National Park - Situated adjacent to the New South Wales border off the far eastern tip of Victoria, this 4,050 ha park provides habitat for a mixture of cool water southern marine species and warmer water species more common in the north.

 

Churchill Island Marine National Park - The Churchill Island Marine National Park is located south of Rhyll, on the eastern shore of Phillip Island, in Western Port.

 

Coopracambra National park is one of the most remote sections of Victoria and remains largely undisturbed. The red sandstone gorge of the Genoa River and the surrounding granite peaks form some outstanding scenery. The 35,000 ha. park protects high conservation values with undisturbed ecosystems, a heritage river, rare flora and fauna and diverse landscape values.

 

Corner Inlet Marine National Park - This 1,550 hectare park is located to the north and east of Wilsons Promontory National Park adjacent to the southern shores of Corner Inlet.

 

Croajingolong National Park, 87,500 hectares in size, extends for 100 kilometres along the wilderness coast of Victoria's East Gippsland, taking in remote beaches, tall forests, heathland, rainforest, estuaries and granite peaks.

 

Dandenong Ranges National Park - In 1987 the areas of Sherbrooke Forest, Doongalla Reserve and Ferntree Gully were combined to form Dandenong Ranges National Park. Covering 3215 hectares, the park plays an important role in protecting its population of famous lyrebirds. Since June 1997 Olinda State Forest and the Mt Evelyn Forest have also been included in Dandenong Ranges National Park.

 

Discovery Bay Marine National Park - Discovery Bay Marine National Park is 20 kilometres west of Portland and adjacent to Discovery Bay Coastal Park.

 

Errinundra National Park offers tranquil walks and scenic drives. It preserves the largest remaining stand of cool temperate rainforest in Victoria as well as ancient tall, wet eucalypt forests. The majority of the park is accessible only in the drier months. In winter, rain and snow generally make the unsealed roads impassable.

 

French Island Marine National Park - The French Island Marine National Park is located about 10 km south of Tooradin, and is adjacent to the northern shoreline of French Island National Park, in Western Port Bay.

 

Grampians National Park - Renowned for rugged mountain ranges and stunning wildflower displays, Grampians National Park is one of the State's most popular holiday destinations. Declared in 1984, the 167,000 hectare park is a home for almost a third of Victoria's plant species. Management of the park requires a careful balance between tourism and conservation of the environment.

 

Great Otway National Park - The Great Otway National Park incorporates the former Otway National Park and Angahook-Lorne, Carlisle and Melba Gully State Parks, as well as areas of State forest and other Crown land.

 

Greater Bendigo National Park - This park includes the former Whipstick and Kamarooka State Parks, One Tree Hill Regional Park, Mandurang State Forest and Sandhurst State Forest and spans 17 007 hectares.

 

Hattah-Kulkyne National Park comprises 48,000 hectares and is 580 kms north-west of Melbourne. It lies in typical mallee country with extensive low scrub and open native pine woodland. Superbly adapted birds, animals and vegetation thrive in poor, sandy soils and searing summers.

 

Heathcote-Graytown National Park - The Heathcote-Graytown National Park was proclaimed with the passing of the Box-Ironbark Bill on 30 October, 2002.

 

Chiltern Box-Ironbark National Park, established in 1997, contains species of box-ironbark forest that once covered much of north-east Victoria. The park protects rare wildlife and contains several historic goldmining sites. Short or day-long walks can be made on vehicle tracks through open forest and a 25km historic drive is marked from Chiltern through the forest and goldfields.

 

Kinglake National Park - Only 65 km from Melbourne, this 21,600 hectare park lies on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range. Scenic lookouts offer dramatic views of the Melbourne skyline, Port Phillip Bay, the Yarra Valley and across to the You Yangs.

 

Lake Eildon National Park is located in the northern foothills of Victoria's Central Highlands, 150 km north-east of Melbourne. Situated on the shores of Lake Eildon, the park comprises 27,750 ha of rugged hills with open woodlands through to dense forest. The park has high scenic values and offers the opportunity to experience an array of wildlife, natural and historic features and a wide range of recreational activities.

 

Lind National Park - The small area of Lind National Park protects a suprising number of forest types including significant areas of Warm Temperate Rainforest. The picnic facilities allow visitors to take a break and enjoy the refreshing smell of the river which grow along Euchre Creek.

 

The Little Desert National Park is situated 375 km north-west of Melbourne. The three blocks of the park have a rainfall range of 400 mm per year in the north-east to 600 mm in the south-west. The range of soil types causes marked differences in vegetation across the areas.

 

Lower Glenelg National Park is 27,300 hectares in size and situated in the south-western corner of Victoria. The Glenelg River is the central feature. Along the last part of its winding 400 kilometre path to the sea the river has carved a spectacular gorge up to 50 metres deep through limestone. River erosion and the trickle of rain water has created some remarkable caves.

 

Mitchell River National Park surrounds the spectacular Mitchell River where it passes between high cliffs. There are several gorges, including the Den of Nargun mentioned in Aboriginal Legends. Remnants of temperate rainforest line some of the gorges. The park is 11,900 ha in size and contains some of Gippsland's best forest country.

 

The Mornington Peninsula National Park has long been a favourite for summer holidays. Covering 2,686 hectares, its diverse coastal environments range from the basalt cliffs at Cape Schanck to the native bushland of Greens Bush and the roaring surf of Gunnamatta. Historic Point Nepean has old fortifications interpreted by displays and soundscapes, and spectacular views of the Port Phillip Heads.

 

Morwell National Park - Proclaimed in 1967, Morwell National Park is an area of natural beauty that is also suitable for passive recreational activities. The park has regional significance as one of the few remaining areas of remnant vegetation in the Strzelecki Ranges.

 

Mount Eccles National Park, 6120 ha in size, stands at the western edge of the volcanic plains that stretch from Melbourne to Port Fairy, extending northwards to Hamilton and Ararat. Beginning about 20,000 years ago, volcanic eruptions opened the earth's crust and poured out thousands of tonnes of molten lava, forming Mount Eccles and the surrounding landscape.

 

Mount Richmond is an extinct volcano surrounded by low, flat land. The volcano is covered with a layer of sand blown inland long ago from Discovery Bay. Forest, open heath and scattered swamps cover the park, which is noted for its flora and fauna.

 

Murray-Sunset National Park, in Victoria's far north-west corner, is the State's second largest national park. It is in one of the few remaining semi-arid regions in the world where the environment is relatively untouched. With its wide open landscapes, breathtaking sunsets and starry nights, its vastness and isolation, the park is not the place for a day trip - longer stays are recommended.

 

Namadgi National Park - Namadgi is the Aboriginal word for the mountains southwest of Canberra. The park is 105,900 hectares, making up more than half of the Australian Capital Territory. Namadgi was declared in 1984 protecting all animals, plants and cultural sites. The north-west section of the park lies just to the south of Canberra's outlying suburbs. To the south-west, the park joins Kosciuszko National Park and the Bimberi and Scabby Range nature reserves with Brindabella National Park on the north-eastern border.

 

Ninety Mile Beach Marine National Park - Covering 2,750 hectares and five kilometres of coastline, this park is located 30 kilometres south of Sale adjacent to the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park.

 

Organ Pipes National Park - A set of basalt columns as straight and regular as organ pipes is the central feature of this 121 ha park in a deep gorge in the bare Keilor plains. There are other rock phenomena and the park is worth visiting for its native vegetation and variety of birds.

 

Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park - The two mountains in this park provide excellent and diverse opportunities for bushwalkers, campers, climbers, birdwatchers and nature lovers. Pine Mountain, one of Australia's largest monoliths, has a drier climate that supports many rare plants. Mount Burrowa, an area of higher rainfall, supports wet forest plants and is more heavily timbered.

 

Point Addis National Park - Rugged sandstone cliffs overlook the Point Addis Marine National Park that covers 4,600 hectares from the Victorian State limit at sea, along 10 kilometres of coastline between Anglesea and Jan Juc.

 

Point Hicks MarineNational Park - This 4000 hectare park, adjacent to Croajingolong National Park, is about 25 kilometres southeast of Cann River in East Gippsland. park which contains a very rich marine fauna.

 

Point Nepean National Park - Point Nepean is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historic features, outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay.

 

Port Campbell National Park - Famous for the Twelve Apostles and historic shipwrecks, Port Campbell National Park contains the most significant areas of vegetation and fauna native to south-western Victoria. The diverse range of coastal environments includes woodlands, dunes, wetlands, coastal cliffs, limestone stacks and arches.

 

Port Phillip Heads National Park - The Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park is located at the southern end of Port Phillip Bay, including the entrance to the bay at Port Phillip Heads, and is made up of six separate areas including Swan Bay, Great Sands (Mud Islands), Point Lonsdale, Point Nepean, Popes Eye and Portsea Hole incorporating a total of 3,580 hectares.

 

Snowy River National Park - The park covers an area of 98,700 hectares protecting Victoria's largest forest wilderness. In the north, the Bowen Range and Gelantipy Plateau dominate. Flowing south into the Snowy are the rugged waterways of Mountain Creek and the Rodger River. Vegetation in the park varies from dry rainshadow woodland to ancient forests and sub-alpine woodland. The rich fauna of the area reflects this diversity.

 

St Arnaud Range National Park - St Arnaud Range National Park has 13,900 hectares of mainly steep, forested terrain and is an ideal place to experience what the forests were like before the gold rushes.

 

Tarra-Bulga National Park in South Gippsland is well known for its giant Mountain Ash trees, beautiful fern gullies and ancient myrtle beeches. The park covers 1,625 ha of some of the best examples of original cool temperate rainforests of the Stzelecki Ranges.

 

Terrick National Park - Victoria's newest National Park is situated on the Terrick Terrick Range, 65km north of Bendigo.

 

The Lakes National Park is a peaceful bushland retreat in the Gippsland Lakes, fringed by the waters of Lake Victoria and Lake Reeve. The park occupies 2,390 hectares of low-lying woodland and coastal heath, consisting of Sperm Whale Head peninsula, Rotamah and Little Rotamah Islands.

 

Twelve Apostles Marine National Park - Located seven kilometres east of Port Campbell, the Twelve Apostles Marine National Park is Victoria's second largest Marine National Park and covers 7,500 hectares along approximately 17 kilometres of coastline.

 

Wilsons Promontory National Park - Victoria, with almost 16% of the state reserved, is blessed with some very unique parks. The Prom, a favourite of Victorians, occupies a rugged granite peninsula at the most southerly point on the Australian mainland. Due to its beauty and close approximation to Melbourne, it is an extremely popular park particularly during the Christmas - New Year break.

 

Wyperfeld National Park - Located in the flat, semi-arid north-western corner of Victoria, Wyperfeld is one of Australia's most fascinating national parks. The central feature of this huge, 356,800 ha park, is a chain of lake beds connected by Outlet Creek, the northern extension of the Wimmera River. The lakes only fill when the Wimmera River over-supplies Lake Hindmarsh to the south of Lake Albacutya. When it rains the semi-arid landscape is transformed by tiny desert plants that sprout from long-dormant seeds, carpeting the ground with clusters of flowers.

 

Yarra Ranges National Park - A vital catchment for Melbourne's water supply, Yarra Ranges National Park is home to forests of Mountain Ash, rainforest and fern gullies, and the endangered Leadbeater's Possum. Stretching from Healesville to Warburton, from the headwaters of the Yarra to Marysville, this national park was declared in 1995.

 

 

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