Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
06/23/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
Although temperatures have dropped, there are still lots of beautiful clear days, which are perfect for enjoying our parks. Why not rug up and make the most of winter by visiting a park near you?

A great park to explore during winter is Jells Park, nestled in the Dandenong Creek Valley, away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The Lake Conservation Trail will take you to the eastern...
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Although temperatures have dropped there are still lots of beautiful clear days
Linda Loader
Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
06/23/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
The Great Ocean Walk is one of Victoria’s premier long distance walks attracting hikers from all over the world.

We'd like to make it even better. Have you hiked the Great Ocean Walk? Do you want to?

Tell us what you think and what is important to you by completing this survey [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Great Ocean Walk is one of Victorias premier long distance walks
Elizabeth Howes
Shanshan Huang
Caroline Fratantuono
Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
06/22/2017 at 05:19. Facebook
This TrailRider user was very happy to get out exploring the Grampians National Park last week, with the company of two wonderful Sherpa Volunteers. Sherpas help those with limited mobility discover beautiful natural areas of the Grampians National Park. TrailRiders are all-terrain wheelchairs that are suitable for trails in the park that are inaccessible by conventional wheelchair. Thanks to...
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This TrailRider user was very happy to get out exploring the Grampians
Christine Allen
Delle Jesse
Emma Hamilton
Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
06/22/2017 at 04:20. Facebook
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Walking Forward Disaster Relief Team Inc.
Jan Dods
Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
06/22/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
Ranger Sam couldn’t have been happier to go behind the scenes at Melbourne Zoo to feed Sallow Wattle to this gorgeous giraffe. Sallow Wattle, a weedy plant species, is removed from parks in the Frankston area and is used as animal fodder at Melbourne Zoo. Zoos Victoria
Ranger Sam couldnt have been happier to go behind the scenes at
Nancy Peplow
Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
06/21/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
Have your say about the future use of Haining Farm in Don Valley, a 59 hectare site at the confluence of the Yarra and Don Rivers, currently managed by Parks Victoria and leased as a working dairy farm.

We are inviting everyone with an interest to comment on three draft concepts until Sunday 2 July 2017.

Haining Farm is one part of the larger Yellingbo Conservation area which will be...
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Have your say about the future use of Haining Farm in Don
Zita Webb
Wendy Fletcher
Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
06/21/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
Today marks the shortest day of the year, but the good news is that days will slowly start to get longer and temperatures will get warmer. Although we’re enjoying the delights of winter, we’re dreaming of warm summer days along Victoria’s stunning coastline.

Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park is a great spot to pencil in a visit to over the summer, with a system of coastal lagoons separated from...
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Today marks the shortest day of the year but the good news
Sara Maskall
Sue Grinstead
Debra Frogley
Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria
06/20/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
Doctors prescribe fewer anti-depressants in urban areas with more trees on the street, according to a recent European study. Many Australian studies have also shown that being in nature improves your mood. Nature is that powerful. So, imagine what visiting a park regularly could do for you! #healthyparkshealthypeople #exploremore #natureforall
Doctors prescribe fewer antidepressants in urban areas with more trees on the
Sarah Cotton
Kathy Lim
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A big thanks from Parks Victoria to the almost 100 volunteers, from Little Habitat Heroes, Connecting Country and landcare groups, who recently planted 900 seedlings for habitat restoration at Mount Alexander Regional Park.
Oh, hey there! This Peron’s Treefrog is one of many frogs you can hear around ponds and lakes in Gippsland. Use the free Gippsland Lakes Wildlife App developed by Museum Victoria and Parks Victoria to learn more about these fascinating creatures. The app includes beautiful images, sound recordings and helpful hints and information on more than 250 wildlife species found in the Gippsland...
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Oh hey there This Perons Treefrog is one of many frogs you
Rachael Danger Sady
Maja Garland
Noel Delmo
This week is #RefugeeWeek and we’re proud to share AMES Australia's inspiring story about Hsar, Parks Victoria’s first adult trainee hired.
This week is RefugeeWeek and were proud to share AMES Australias inspiring
Naomi Kenwright
Jeff Floyd
The spectacular Spider Crab show is nearing the end of its 2017 season in Port Phillip. Become a virtual diver and check out this amazing 360 degree footage on your phone or tablet that our marine experts, Steffan Howe and Mark Rodrigue filmed recently at Blairgowrie. Can you spot the moulting crab with its bulging new stomach showing?

Spider Crabs come in to shallower waters along southern...
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Samantha Kent
Sarah May
Bella Jack
This group of enthusiastic volunteers from Ivanhoe Grammar and Halls Outdoor Education have been working hard to keep the Grampians National Park looking beautiful. They have been involved in removing over 20kg of rubbish, clearing invasive weed species (Sallow Wattle) and looking after almost 30km of walking tracks.

Every year Ivanhoe Grammar and Halls Outdoor Education contribute three...
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This group of enthusiastic volunteers from Ivanhoe Grammar and Halls Outdoor Education
Trevor Pye
Margie Connor
Wendy Kelly
About 900,000 seedlings are being planted by CO2 Australia across 750 hectares near Pink Lakes in Murray-Sunset National Park this month. This is just one of many things going on in the park to restore the Mallee landscape. The seedlings are being planted as part of the 20 Million Trees Programme, which is an Australian Government initiative and is part of the National Landcare Programme to...
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About 900000 seedlings are being planted by CO2 Australia across 750 hectares
Jeanette McCarthy
Polly McMann
Col Strawbridge
Join the community discussion about the redevelopment of Haining Farm at a drop-in session this Saturday 17 June 2017.
The session will be held from 9am-1pm at the Yarraburn Centre, 1 Park Road, Yarra Junction.
Join the community discussion about the redevelopment of Haining Farm at a
Some tracks and roads across Victoria’s parks, reserves and state forests are temporarily closed during Winter and Spring for visitor safety, to protect the environment and to prevent damage to roads.

The majority of these seasonal road closures will commence on Thursday 15 June 2017 - the Thursday after the Queen's Birthday long weekend.

Parks Victoria works closely with Four Wheel Drive...
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Some tracks and roads across Victorias parks reserves and state forests are
Denise Marriott
Judy Kennedy
Jack Crooks
Brimbank Park is a great spot to visit for a winter walk or a family day out to enjoy the wonderful play facilities. The Playscape at Brimbank Park is a haven for creative play, allowing all children and their families to connect with nature as they play. The Brownstone Café is just metres away from the Playscape for those who want to take a break and relax.

After the fun and games, why not...
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Brimbank Park is a great spot to visit for a winter walk
John Hedditch
Naomi Kenwright
Peter Coulson
Today we say goodbye to our respected colleague and friend Ion Maher, who is retiring from Parks Victoria after more than 36 years working in park management.

He leaves with us a legacy of great achievements and a strong vision for the parks he has worked in.

Most notably, Ion was the Ranger in Charge at Kinglake National Park for 24 years, which included five years working tirelessly on...
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Today we say goodbye to our respected colleague and friend Ion Maher
Jo Hopkins
Helen Wardle
Philippa Phillips
Today is #WorldOceansDay, a day to celebrate and promote the importance of keeping our oceans clean for future generations. This year #WorldOceansDay encourages us to find a solution to plastic pollution and to try prevent marine litter to create a healthier, safer ocean for ourselves and the wonderful creatures who call it home.

Parks Victoria manages 13 marine national parks and 11 marine...
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Today is WorldOceansDay a day to celebrate and promote the importance of
Jennifer Benham
Elaine Phelan
An enthusiastic team of volunteers and staff from Fisheries Victoria and Parks Victoria recently removed over 57,500 Purple Sea Urchins (Heliocidaris erythrogramma) from Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park. These urchins have been devastating significant Broadleaf seagrass (Posidonia australis) meadows just south of Sunday Island. Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park is part of the Corner Inlet...
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An enthusiastic team of volunteers and staff from Fisheries Victoria and Parks
Natasha Kearns
Alinta Lucienne Palmer
Sheila Hotchkiss Rowland