Nature

Brisbane Ranges National Park

Get outdoors to refresh and rewild.

Granite hills, wooded forests and kilometres of winding coastline and rivers set the scene for endless adventures in the great outdoors.

Water lovers have infinite options, from surfing the breaks at Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads, to swimming, kayaking, scuba diving and stand up paddle boarding.

And there’s plenty of wild things too. It doesn’t take much of a poke around to discover the region holds plenty of animals and birds in its forests, wetlands, sanctuaries and seas – a nature’s paradise.

Eastern Beach Reserve Geelong

Eastern Beach Reserve

Eastern Beach Reserve is an iconic, charmingly cosmopolitan reserve situated in the heart of Geelong....

Brisbane Ranges National Park Staughton Vale

Brisbane Ranges National Park

Little more than an hour's drive from Melbourne takes you to the state's richest wildflower...

Serendip Sanctuary Lara

Serendip Sanctuary

The sanctuary, an excellent example of the open grassy woodlands and wetlands of the volcanic...

Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary Barwon Heads

Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary

Located near the mouth of Barwon River, Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary protects 17ha of predominately...

Steiglitz Historic Park Steiglitz

Steiglitz Historic Park

Situated between Geelong and Ballarat, Steiglitz is almost a ghost town today but in the...

You Yangs Regional Park Little River

You Yangs Regional Park

The distinctive granite peaks of the You Yangs rise from the flat volcanic plains between...

Geelong Botanic Gardens East Geelong

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Set on 200 acres, the Geelong Botanic Gardens were established in 1851.

Ocean Grove Main Beach Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove Main Beach

Ocean Grove Main beach is two kilometres of family-friendly surf beach situated at the centre...

Thirteenth Beach Barwon Heads

Thirteenth Beach

13th Beach makes up more than half of the 7km stretch of picturesque coast between...

The Kevin Hoffman Walk Lara

The Kevin Hoffman Walk

An award-winning garden, The Kevin Hoffman Walk is a hidden gem boasting over One Thousand...

Fairy Park Anakie

Fairy Park

Family attraction Fairy Park, located just 60 minutes from Melbourne and 30 minutes from Geelong,...

Buckley Falls Highton

Buckley Falls

Pack your bikes, scooters and picnic supplies into the car and head off for an...

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