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Be part of The Very Big Bushwalk

Friday 12 April, 2019

Get active in parks this April

Grab your sneakers, get active and join people all around Victoria on a short gentle bushwalk being run simultaneously at various locations on Thursday 18 April at 10am.

If you’ve ever wanted to try a family bushwalk but don’t know where to go, are keen to meet new people and explore parks, or feel like you lack the experience or ability to complete a walk there’s no better way to get started than joining a Parks Victoria ranger for an easy short guided walk suitable for the whole family.

To celebrate Premier’s Active April, Parks Victoria will host The Very Big Bushwalk - a range of short bushwalks to be held simultaneously at 17 locations around the state.

To find a location near you and book go to and go to 18 April.

If this walk doesn’t suit you, then there are a whole range of other Parks Victoria walking events going on in parks across the state throughout April.

Be sure to wear sensible clothing and sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle, sunscreen and snack along to any walk.

Quotes attributed Shauna Jones, Parks Victoria Manager Health and Community Activation:

“Research shows you get greater physical and mental health benefits from exercising outdoors than indoors, so getting active in a park will deliver even more benefits.”

“Active April is the perfect time to enjoy getting out and moving in national, state and urban parks across Victoria. Don’t limit yourself just to April – use this month as a springboard to make getting active in a park part of your regular routine.”

The Very Big Bushwalk locations include:

  • Barmah National Park
  • Braeside Park
  • Brimbank Park
  • Brisbane Ranges National Park
  • Cape Schanck
  • Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park
  • Coolart Wetlands and Homestead
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park
  • Great Otway National Park
  • Kinglake National Park
  • Morwell National Park
  • Ocean Grove Nature Reserve
  • Ricketts Point
  • Serendip Sanctuary
  • Wilsons Promontory National Park
  • Yarra Ranges National Park
  • You Yangs Regional Park

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