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Get to know Victoria's parks with a ranger on a Discovery talk or activity. Activities are available for all ages and are run in parks along the coast, forests, mountains, caves and historic buildings. Ranger guided activities are offered during peak holiday periods. 

Information on Parks Victoria's school holiday programs is listed here when available.

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Junior Rangers - Ideal for kids aged 6-12, Parks Victoria’s Junior Ranger Program is all about having hands-on fun outdoors while learning more about the environment and how parks protect native animals and plants. Click here to view Junior Ranger activities, games and website.

Ranger Roo -  Ranger Roo is Parks Victoria's mascot to ignite younger children’s excitement about and appreciation for parks, nature and the outdoors. His message is simple: 'play, laugh, learn and look after my beautiful home'.
Ranger Roo’s friends are generally aged 3 to 6 years old. Visit his website

 

The first get together of the new Friends of Vaughan Springs Click to view the news RSS feed.

New Friends for Vaughan Springs

23 Jun 2014

Around thirty people met for lunch and discussion at Vaughan Springs recently to mark the start of its new Friends group. Parks Victoria’s Noel Muller and Heritage Officer Catherine Bessant were also there to discuss the group’s ideas and work program. Friend’s member Jenny Morton says they now have about…

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Winter No Frills Friday racing

1 Aug 2014 7:00pm-9:00pm

Low key, fun, club level MTB racing

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The First Shot Commemoration

5 Aug 2014 11:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday 5 August 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary of the first shot fired in the British Empire in World War I. This shot was fired from Coastal Artillery Gun Emplacement 6 at Fort Nepean on 5 August 1914 at 12:45pm, just 3 hours 45 minutes after war was declared…

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The Melbourne Mega Bat Count

6 Aug 2014

The Grey-headed Flying-fox is the largest flying-fox (also known as a fruit bat) species in Australia. Each month the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology conduct the monthly bat count at Yarra Bend Park at dusk on the Wednesday evening closest to the risen full moon. This data is critical…

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Heart Foundation Walking - Park Walk

6 Aug 2014 10:00am-11:00am

Enjoy the fresh air of this beautiful park and get an insight into the park’s fascinating history, flora and fauna. This free guided walk run by Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park will lead you across the famous Corrigan Suspension Bridge which stretches through the rainforest canopy, and on either…