Melville Caves Picnic Area has tables, shelter, toilets and water and is most popular for enjoying the natural features of the park.
Kooyoora State Park
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Change of conditions
- In line with Parks Victoria’s ‘Carry In Carry Out’ policy, all bins have been removed from this Park. Please take all rubbish with you and dispose of rubbish responsibly. The nearest Transfer Stations are: Inglewood, Salisbury Rd - 8am to 12pm, Wednesday and Saturday. Newbridge, off Tarnagulla Back Rd - 1pm to 5pm, Wednesday and Sunday.
at Kooyoora State Park
Monday 3 February, 2014 |
Park map on mobile devices
PDF maps of this park are available to download for Apple and Android mobile devices. These interactive maps allow you to see an overview of visitor facilities, calculate distances, see walking tracks, and (with sufficient mobile signal) locate yourself within the park. To download these maps, you must first install the free Avenza PDF Maps application.
If you don’t have a mobile Apple or Android device, the maps are also available for download under the ‘Related publications’ section below.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria
Popular things to do
For short stays camp at the Melville Caves Camping Area, 1km past the main Melville Caves picnic area. Facilities include toilets and wood barbecues. Collect only dead wood from the ground, or better still use gas equipment.
Melville Caves Lookout walk – 15mins, 300m This is a short walk commencing from the Melville Caves car park. A directional disc on top of the boulders at the Lookout points out surrounding features and landmarks.
Southern Lookout Walking Track – 1½ hours, 1.8km Start from the Melville Caves Picnic Area and follow the track to the Southern Lookout. Enjoy some of the best views from the park. Return to the picnic area via the same track.
Melville Caves Walking Track – 1 hour loop, 1km Start on the opposite side of the Melville Caves Picnic Area and climb between boulders, passing Seal Rock. The track continues to the summit (steep grades in places) and Melville Caves Lookout. Return to the picnic area via the steep walking…
Call Parks Victoria on 13 1963
- Heritage story - Kooyoora - Robin Hood or savage (PDF File 148.4 KB)
- Kooyoora State Park - Park note (PDF File 724.8 KB)
- Kooyoora State Park Management Plan (PDF File 3.2 MB)
- Kooyoora State Park Map (PDF File 3.2 MB)
Optimised for viewing on mobile devices.
- School trip intention form (MS Word Document 134.0 KB)
- School trip intention form (PDF File 99.5 KB)
19 Feb 2014
On a Friday morning earlier this month, the intertidal platforms of Pickering Point, part of Warrnambool’s unique Merri Marine Sanctuary, came alive with the start of a new era for the Sea Search program. Parks Victoria rangers and members of the Friends of Merri Marine Sanctuary braved a crisp south…