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Explore a park today

There’s nothing better for your wellbeing than getting out and enjoying the best of what nature has to offer.

Breathe the fresh air and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of nature around you.

Our parks are everywhere – from the most remote locations to right in the heart of the city, so you can choose to stay close to home or venture further afield to enjoy them. 

Whether you’re looking for the exhilaration of reaching the top of a mountain after a challenging climb, a place to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends, or a tranquil space to unwind, Victoria’s wonderful parks have something for everyone.

The evidence is clear and far-reaching. Spending time in the natural environment – in places like parks - is good for your mind, body and soul.

Parks are free and they are for everyone. Why not explore a park today? Not only will it feel good, it will be good for you too.

A Little Pied Bat captured during a recent fauna survey Click to view the news RSS feed.

Native mammal species seen in Victoria for first time

31 Mar 2015

An exciting discovery in the state’s far north-west Mallee region has been made during a fauna survey conducted in partnership between Parks Victoria and the Fauna Survey Group of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria (FNCV). Four Little Pied Bats were found in the Yarrara Flora and Fauna Reserve, south-west…

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Easter Holiday Discovery Program

30 Mar 2015 12:00am - 10 Apr 2015 12:00am

The holiday discovery program at Wilsons Promontory National Park offers an exciting array of activities for all ages exploring our marine and coastal environments. Become a bush detective, explore rock pools at low tide, decorate a take home reusable bag with stencils of native plants, look through binoculars at the…

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What's on for April in Albert Park

1 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015

A wide variety of events are held at Albert Park throughout the year. Events range from fun runs and sporting tournaments to other community events. See the full calendar here.

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Cadbury Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt

3 Apr 2015 9:30am-3:00pm

Children aged three to 12 can take part in one of the many egg hunts throughout the day, make Easter gifts at the Arts and Crafts tent and will be able to visit the carnival area complete with pony rides, face painting and sack races. The lovable Cadbury Easter Bunny…

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Westerfolds parkrun

4 Apr 2015 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families, prams and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the…