Cape Howe Marine National Park

Cape Howe Marine National Park General Information
Along the border of New South Wales lies a beautiful marine national park called Cape Howe. Although it is small in size, the area supports the mixture of various marine species from cool and warm waters. The excellent way to get to the area is through boat, which provides an excellent view of the coastline and nearby Islands.

The best way to explore the fascinating underwater world of Cape Howe is through diving and snorkeling. Other outdoor activities include swimming and fishing.

Cape Howe covers an area of 4,050 hectare of fascinating marine life.
Nearest town: Mallacoota
Cape Howe Marine National Park is accessible via a long and remote walk in on foot or via boat (launching point in Mallacoota)
When to go:
It is best to go there during summer season as the area becomes stiff during winter.
Swimming, diving and snorkeling facilities
Further Information:
Website: , Cape Howe Marine National Park
or call Parks Victoria Information Centre at 13 1963.

Brisbane Ranges National Park Walking

Brisbane Ranges National Park General Visitor Information
Brisbane Ranges National Park offers excellent opportunities for bushwalk, picnics, camping and scenic drives. Discover wide array of flora and fauna as you go along. There are about 619 native plant species found in the ranges.

There are plenty of options for bushwalking, ranging from short walks to three-day walks. There are two alternative routes from Anakie Gorge and Picnic Areas of Stony Creek that offers excellent walking experience. Also, there are several areas in the park designated for camping.

Summary of bushwalking in Brisbane Ranges National Park
The entire park is about 7,718 hectares a perfect place to explore during sunny days.
Return distance to Melbourne: 80 km
Nearest town: Bacchus Marsh
The Brisbane Ranges are 80km west of Melbourne. Via the Princes Highway turn off at Werribee and follow the Ballan Road from Geelong or take the Western Freeway to Bacchus Marsh and follow the Geelong Road, turning off to Anakie Gorge halfway between Balliang and Anakie.
When to go:
All year, hot during summer.
Camping at Boar Gully.
Caravan Park
Accommodation in Bacchus Marsh.
Further Information:
Website: , Brisbane Ranges National Park
or call Parks Victoria Information Centre at 13 1963.

Cape Conran Walk in Victoria

Cape Conran Introduction
Cape Conran is a remnant of natural beauty. The area is surrounded with heathlands, wild ocean beaches and woodlands. Discover the excellent variety of flora and fauna. Cape Conran is also an ideal place for water activities including swimming, boating, fishing and rock pooling. One of Victoria’s true treasures for bushwalking.

Explore Cape Conran by foot on a self-guided walks. The high point on East Cape offers excellent views which adds more beauty and a touch of excitement.

Summary of Cape Conran for Walkers
Cape Conran is  consists of 11,700 hectares of coastal wilderness, beaches and heathlands. A great place to explore.
Return distance to Melbourne: 396 km. from Melbourne
Nearest town: Marlo
The park is located 19 km east of Marlo on the Cape Conran Road. If travelling west along the Princes Highway turn left just east of Cabbage Tree Creek (Melway ref: 529 F5)
When to go: Any season
camping sites
picnic area
septic toilets
cold showers
tables and fireplaces
Further Information:
Website: , Cape Conran Coastal Park
or call Parks Victoria Information Centre at 13 1963.

Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park Bushwalking

Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park Intro For Walks and Trails

Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park is filled with remarkable features including walking, camping and picnic opportunities. It is a home to a number of rare plant species. Higher rainfall is expected in the area, but one of Australia’s largest monoliths the Pine mountain, provide drier climate that supports different variety of plants.

There are plenty of things to do in Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park. You may choose one of the many walks ranging from an easy stroll to a three or four day trek or enjoy a picnic lunch at Bluff Cree.

Summary for Walks
Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park covers an area of about 23,000 hectares. A great place for family picnic and gatherings.
Return distance to Melbourne: 314 km northeast
Nearest town: Walwa
You have access to the park via Hume Highway, Wodonga, Tallangatta and Cudgewa. Main access is from the Cudgewa-Tintaldra Road, which runs off Murray Valley Highway about 15 km west of Corryong.
When to go:
Any season
Spacious car park
Clean toilet
Picnic area
Further Information:
Website: , Burrowa Pine Mountain National Park

or call Parks Victoria Information Centre at 13 1963.

Ben Nevis Walks Victoria

Ben Nevis Bushwalking General Information
Ben Navis was named after the famous and spectacular Scottish peak (ben is scottish for mountain) which lies beneath the corner of the beautiful Mount Cole State Forest. Here, you can find peace and tranquility so elusive in popular parks. It is famous to be the home of black tailed wallabies, echidnas, raucous cockatoos, shy koalas and fascinating sambars.

In the summit, you may find the picnic area and a hut, it’s been a good spot for lunch while watching the extensive views, a great way to share this wonderful experience with your family. Other outdoor adventures include bushwalking and rock climbing.

Summary of Walks at Ben Nevis:
Solid day hike of 8km(5hrs return) with some stiff climbs for fit walkers and spectacular bushwalking experience.
Return distance from Melbourne:
Nearest town: Beaufort.
Take up the Western Highway/Freeway up to Ballarat and Beaufort, Just after Buangar, make a right turn into the mountains and  4km farther, turn left on a short gravel track directing to Chinaman Creek Picnic Area and Camping Site.
When to go:
Any season. Best to visit on a sunny day for great scenic view.
Quiet picnic and camping spot at Chinaman Creek ( with water ).
Tables, toilets and fireplaces.

Alpine National Park Walks Victoria

About Alpine National Park in Victoria
Being the largest national park in Victoria, Alpine National Park offers magnificent alpine landscapes including stunning mountain peaks and grassy plains.

The Alpine National Park stretches from Gippsland to the border of New South Wales. Within the park you can see stunning bushwalking tracks, plunging waterfalls and two of Victoria’s highest peak Mount Bogong and Mount Feathertop a perfect place for a great outdoor adventure.

Summary of Alpine National Park Walks
The entire park is over 646,000 hectares. It may take 2-3 days to explore the entire park from its foot.
Return distance to Melbourne:
Nearest town:
The main approaches are from the south via Heyfield (Vic Roads Touring Guide 82-E9), Bairnsdale (VRTG 84-B7), Bruthen (VRTG 84-F5), Buchan (VRTG 85-D1) or Orbost (VRTG 89-C5); from the west along the Hume Highway/Maroondah. Highway via Mansfield (VRTG 89-C5); and from the north via Bright, Mount Beauty, Mitta Mitta and Jindabyne.
When to go:
Any season, but it is best to go during sunny days.
Accommodation in surrounding towns.
Facilities at picnic spots are generally limited to fireplaces, picnic tables, and in some cases toilets.
Further Information:
Website: , Alpine National Park
or call Parks Victoria Information Centre at 13 1963.

Anakie Gorge Walks in Victoria

Along Brisbane National Ranges lies a pretty little gorge where you can sit by a bubbly stream and absorb the beauty of the bush. It is actually smaller as compared to other Gorges. Spectacular cliffs plunge to the banks delightful creek, tempting you to sit back and relax as you get along. The area has been famous for its incredible 475 different plant species, one sixth of Victoria’s total flora and that includes a dazzling array of wildflowers like grevilleas, velvet daisy bushes, hakeas bush peas and golden wattles. The picnic area and the Gorge itself are good spots to gaze at sleepy koalas. A pretty little gorge for walks on a sunny day.

About Anakie Gorge Bushwalk
7km (3hrs return). Few creek crossing but ideal for a family walk.
Return distance to Melbourne: 170km.
Nearest town: Anakie.
Directions to Anakie Gorge:
Move to the Western Highway/Freeway up to the center of of Bacchus Marsh and take a left by Grant Street going to Anakie and Balliang. Make a right turn to the Anakie Gorge Picnic Area about 3.5km to the south of Little River Bridge (Approximately 30km off Bacchus Marsh).  From the starting point 4km near anakie Junction and 35km North of Geelong.
When to go:
Any season, but it will be best if you go during sunny days.
Good picnic area at Anakie Gorge with tables
Fireplaces and toilets
There is also a picnic area at Stony Creek.

Further Information:
Website: , Anakie Gorge
or call Parks Victoria Information Centre at 13 1963.
Administrative Offices:
Address: Level 10/535 Bourke Street Melbourne Victoria AUSTRALIA 3000.
Phone: +61 (0)3 8627 4699
Facsimile: +61 (0)3 9629 5563

Introducing Walks Victoria, a guide to Victoria’s best walks.

We are really pleased to launch Walks Victoria today. Bush walks, scenic city walks, whatever type of walking you enjoy, Victoria offers some amazing scenery and hidden treasures waiting to be uncovered during your adventures.

With abundant National Parks, Victoria boasts some of Australia’s most beautiful walking trails; complete beach views, stunning mountain ranges, beautiful lakes and rivers. This amazing state caters for those interested in easy walking trails, extreme hikes and family friendly walks that allow you the opportunity to experience the best that Aussie nature has to offer.

The great outdoors offer the perfect chance to disconnect from our busy lives, enjoy each other and breath the amazing fresh air that we often miss out on when stuck inside working.

We truly hope you find value in the research and stories, and destinations we cover here for you, and find some inspiration to get out and about and walk your way around Victoria, enjoying it’s history and natural wonders on the way.