Australian Parks and Sanctuaries
Parks are found in every state of Australia. They are great areas for maintaining our native heritage.
Australia has different parks depending on the controlling body that maintains the parks. The types of parks you will find below are;
Most National Parks contain an abundance of Wildlife and Flora. Click on the State of interest.
Victoria's National Parks
Victorias National Parks occupy 17% of Victoria covering 4,000,000 Hectares. The Parks contain beautiful diverse scenery must be preserved for the sake of our native wildlife, flora and our enviroment.
Please take care of Victoria's precious resource by taking your rubbish with you if bins are not provided and stay on designated walking tracks where possible. Do not remove native vegetation and try to leave minimal impact on the Park from your visit. Remember future generations are sure to want to experience the beauty of our National Parks.
Alpine National Park
Chiltern-Mount Pilot national Park
French Island National Park
Grampians National Park
Lake Eildon National Park
Mount Eccles National Park
Otway National Park
St Arnaud Range
Alpine National Park - Victoria
Alpine National Park is Victoria's largest Park covering central Gippsland to the NSW border. There is superb scenery of mountain peaks, escarpments and Alpine landscape.
Downhill and cross-country snow skiing is a big attraction in the winter months. Horseriding becomes more popular in warmer weather.
Many tourists make their way here in Autumn to enjoy spectacular colours across the hillsides. Mt Bogong and Mt Feathertop are Victoria's highest peaks.
Deer hunting is permitted in sections of the park.
The park covers 646,000 hectares and is situated 360 km from Melbourne.
Boat ramp, bush walks, camping, canoeing, horseriding, mountain bike riding, fireplace/wood barbeque, fishing, information, lookouts, picnic table, snow skiing (winter), swimming, toilets, 4WD tracks.
Chiltern-Mount Pilot National Park - Victoria
This area is a significant aboriginal site. Enjoy the views from Woolshed falls, the abundant animal and plant life throughout the park, take one of the bush walks, or relax at a picnic site.
The park covers 21,500 hectares and is situated 30 km from Wangaratta and 270 km from Melbourne.
Cycling, fireplace/wood barbeque, information, picnic table, toilets, walking track, self guided walking tracks.
French Island National Park - Victoria
Access to French island is via ferry from Stony Point. Travel on the island is by foot, bike or guided tour as tourist vehicles are not permitted. The main attraction is the native animal population. There is an abundant Koala population and plenty of bird life.
The park covers 11,100 hectares and is situated 70 km from Melbourne.
Camping, cycling, information, picnic table, toilets, walking track
Grampians National Park -Victoria
The Grampians National Park is magnificent display of rugged mountain ranges, brilliant rock formations, incredible lookouts, cascading waterfalls, wildflowers and abundant wildlife.
The Grampians is one of Victoria's most popular tourist destinations, attracting visitors worldwide to view the splendor of this amazing area. There is sure to be something to please everyone. Scenic drives, climbing, walking tracks and nature study are just a few ideas. See Kangaroos and Koalas up close in their natural enviroment.
Halls Gap is situated in the heart of the Grampians and has stunning views. Here you will find a caravan parks and camping ground, craft shops, service station, restaurants, supermarket, Brambuk Cultural Centre
Areas of particular interest include The Balconies, lake Bellfield, McKenzies Falls, Mt William, Wonderland Range and the Zumstein picnic ground.
Aboriginals lived in the Grampians for thousands of years and there are significant rock art sites to be seen.
This area needs several days to view what the Grampians has to offer.
The park covers 167,200 hectares and is 260 km from Melbourne, 450 km from Adelaide.
Abseiling, B & B, boat ramp, cabins, camping, canoeing, caravan camping, cycling, disabled access, electric/gas barbeque, fireplace/wood barbeque, fishing, horseriding, information, shops, lookouts, picnic shelter, playground, mountain climbing, motel style accommodation, rock climbing, sailing, self guided walks, swimming, toilets, bushwalking tracks, 4WD tracks.
Lake Eildon National Park - Victoria
Lake Eildon is a popular boating, fishing and water skiing area. The Park surrounds the Lake with bush and forest areas.
The park covers 24,000 hectares and is situated 18 km from Alexandra and 150 km from Melbourne.
Boat ramp, bush walks, cabins, camping, canoeing, caravan camping, cycling, disabled access, fireplace/wood barbeque, fishing, information, lookouts, picnic shelter, playground, sailing, self guided walks, swimming, toilets.
Mount Eccles National Park - Victoria
Mount Eccles was created by a volcano 20,000 years ago. Lake Surprise formed in the crater, and as the name suggests, is a surprising sight when first seen looking down the bush covered crater edges. The volcanic cave is a lovely cool place to rest after walking on a hot summer's day. Nature trails meander around the crater.
Camping, caravan camping, fireplace/wood BBQ, information, lookout, picnic shelter, self guided walk, toilets, walking track.
Otway National Park - Victoria
There is some spectacular scenery in the Otway National Park. The Park follows the coastline from Apollo Bay to Princetown. The Otway covers some of the most inaccessable and rugged coastline in Victoria. Magnificent rainforest and fern gullies make this park a tourist delight. The park covers 12,750 hectares and is situated 7 km from Apollo Bay.
Boat ramp, camping, canoeing, fireplace/wood BBQ, fishing, horseriding, information, lookout, picnic table, swimming, toilets, walking tracks
South Australia's National Parks
Angahook - Lorne
Marine National Parks
Ninety Mile Beach
Port Phillip Heads
State Game Reserve
Tower Hill, Warrnambool
Bucks Lake, Mt Gambier
Bool Lagoon, Narracoorte
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