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This October listen and keep your eyes open for Victoria's birds with a ranger.

Join a bird watching Discovery activity to celebrate Bird Week 2014. Park rangers are running tours through many parks to help find Victoria's best bird viewing points. For a list of parks and activities and to book click here.

 

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. 

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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

 

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Park and forest track conditions looking good

28 Oct 2014

Hundreds of forest and park tracks and roads across Victoria will re-open in time for the Melbourne Cup weekend - starting on Saturday 1 November 2014. Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) Planning Manager Tony Dowler said: “Roads and tracks are closed temporarily to protect them from damage during…

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Summer No Frills Friday

28 Nov 2014 7:00pm-8:30pm

Fun, low key Mountain Bike racing suitable for beginner racers and juniors (13yrs and over)

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Westerfolds parkrun

29 Nov 2014 8:00am-9:00am

parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families 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 park.

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Portsea Craft Market

30 Nov 2014 9:00am-2:00pm

Located in one of the Victoria's most picturesque settings, Point Nepean near Portsea. Soak in the exceptional atmosphere and regenerate your senses at this delightful market that specialises on local produce and home made wares. There is something for everyone from old world to modern contemporary, a labyrinth of unique…

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The Melbourne Mega Bat Count

3 Dec 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…