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Grampians Peak Trail

Excitement in the Grampians is building, as construction on the northern and southern sections of the Peaks Trail gets underway.
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Deer Hunting on Snake Island

The Victorian Government announced recently that it would allow a trial to hunt hog deer on the island for a two year period. Bushwalking Victoria has a number of concerns reagrding this proposal. Read more ...
 
Replacement of Toilet Block - Ritchie's Hut
 
Parks Victoria are currently in the process of replacing the existing toilet at Ritchie's hut.

The works are scheduled between February and April 2017.

There may be no toilet available for use between this period as the old toilet will be decommissioned. Please ensure you walk at least 100 metres from the river or any water way, dig a hole and bury your waste and toilet paper very carefully.

If you have any queries, please contact Parks Victoria, Mansfield on 13 1963.

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Melbourne - East

Grants Picnic Ground Walks
  • 3.2/5 rating (13 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Pusher/Wheelchair Very Easy
  • Walk Length: 0.5 - 2.5 km each
  • Walk duration: 20 - 45 mins each

Grants Picnic Ground Walks
Dandenong Ranges National Park

Grants Picnic Ground is located in Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges National Park, 41km east of Melbourne.  There are magnificent Mountain Ash trees, cool moist tree fern gullies, and lots of colourful rosellas, galahs, cockatoos and possibly a lyrebird.

There are four short walks that all start from the Visitor Centre, and are all beautiful.

Jells Park
  • 3.7/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Pusher/Wheelchair
  • Walk Length: 4 km
  • Walk duration: 1.5 hours

Jells Park

A large park in the Dandenong Creek Valley, this circuit walk goes around the peaceful lake which is edged on one side by large grassy slopes that welcome play and picnics, while on the far side is a quiet conservation area that is natural bush.  Visit a bird hide or several delightful children's playgrounds. 

Yarra Bend Park - Studley Park
  • 2.8/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • Walk Length: 850m
  • Walk duration: 25 mins

Yarra Bend Park - Studley Park

This area has been appreciated by Victorians for a long period of time. The area of the Yarra River a short way downstream was an important meeting site for the Wurrundjeri people, with good hunting and fishing.  In 1863 the boat house was established and is now the oldest operating boathouse in Victoria.  Around this walk you will see original native bushland and maybe some local lorikeets, parrots and cockatoos.