Victoria has wonderful natural features and amazing wildlife. You can reach beaches, mountains, rural farms and zoos within an hour of Melbourne.
Victoria is home to several natural wonders for you to discover:
- The Twelve Apostles
- Philip Island’s Penguin Parade
- Buchan Caves
- Organ Pipes National Park
- The Pinnacle in The Grampians
- Sealers Cove
You don’t have to travel far from the centre of Melbourne to find world-class gardens. Here is a selection of some of the best Melbourne gardens:
- Royal Botanic Gardens
- Fitzroy Gardens
- Carlton Gardens
- Rippon Lea Estate
- CERES Community Environment Park
Find out more about Melbourne’s gardens on the Visit Victoria website.
Victoria has numerous national parks with truly unique natural features that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Some of our national parks include:
Find out more about Melbourne parks and Victoria’s national parks on the Parks Victoria website.
Melbourne also has three world-class zoos for you and your family to get up close and personal with all sorts of animals and wildlife.
Visit these websites for more information on nature and wildlife around Melbourne, including camping, hiking trails and tours: