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You can benefit both mind and body when you get outdoors to explore and experience Victoria's natural places.

To ensure that  you and your companions stay safe, always remember that the natural environment can be unpredictable. A bit of planning and foresight can make all the difference.

  • Always follow directions from park rangers or park signs. If a park or site is closed, entering the area could endanger you and your companions.
  • Keep to marked tracks and designated visitor areas, be aware of your own limitations and supervise children.
  • Always remember that wildlife is just that – wild. If you encounter wildlife, don't approach the animal, keep your distance and ensure children also stay back. 

More tips for staying safe are available here.

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Snowy River reopens for watercraft this Easter

07 Apr 2014

Parks Victoria has reopened the Snowy River for watercraft prior to the Easter and school holidays. District Manager Will McCutcheon said the majority of the Snowy River National Park will remain closed due to the impact of the recent fires. “We encourage anyone looking for an adventure this Easter to…

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Palimpsest: Minela Krupic

5 Apr 2014 12:00am - 30 Apr 2014 12:00am

Award winning artist Minela Krupic is bringing her poignant and thought-provoking first solo exhibition Palimpsest to Point Nepean National Park. The Palimpsest exhibition explores the stories of migrants quarantined at Point Nepean through collected images of them. A palimpsest is a manuscript from which the text has been scraped or…

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Brimbank Park Running Festival

27 Apr 2014

Brimbank Park Running Festival will be held on the 27 April at Brimbank Park. This event has a specific focus on an outdoor healthy lifestyle and is inclusive of all levels and ages with a distance to suit everyone. You may choose to walk, run or a bit of both.…

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Melbourne Tramways Band Recital

27 Apr 2014 2:30pm-4:30pm

The Melbourne Tramways Band will be holding their "Spirit of Anzac" recitial at the open air bandstand in Wattle Park in Burwood (weather permitting). Mel 60 J3. Bring your own rug or chair. If a concert is to be cancelled, we will advise Parks Victoria by midday and you may…

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Preserving the Point

30 Apr 2014 9:00am - 1 May 2014 7:30pm

The ideal conservation holiday for those looking for a physical challenge amongst some of the state's most picturesque surroundings. You will make a direct contribution to critical environmental science and park management, learn about the native species and the monitoring program, and experience the beautiful landscape of Point Nepean.