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“a great park”

Brisbane Ranges National Park
Ranked #1,056 of 2,786 things to do in Victoria
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Owner description: Little more than an hour's drive from Melbourne takes you to the state's richest wildflower habitat. Set in a low range of mountains dissected by rocky gullies, the unusual geology of the Brisbane Ranges National Park has preserved plants that have long since vanished from other parts of the region. Brisbane Ranges National Park offers excellent opportunities for bushwalks, camping, picnics, scenic drives, wildflower and bird studies, and historical discoveries. The many varieties of wildflowers provide a magnificent display of colour in spring. Picnic grounds at Stony Creek and Anakie Gorge have gas and wood barbecues (bring your own wood), toilets, picnic tables and seats. Other picnic grounds have only basic facilities. There are a number of options for bushwalking ranging from short walks to three-day walks through a range of habitats. The tracks offer several alternative routes from both Picnic Areas. There are two designated camping grounds in the park - Boar Gully (with six sites) in the north and Fridays (with ten sites) near Steiglitz. Both have pit toilets and tank water, plus designated camp trailer or caravan sites at each camp ground. Bookings are required for all campsites. Brisbane Ranges National Park is 80kms west of Melbourne via the Western Highway. Turn off at Bacchus Marsh and follow the Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road. Turn off at Glenmore Road to access the northern reaches of the park or at Granite Road to access Anakie and the southern end of the park.
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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“a great park”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

the brisbane ranges is a great national park with many attractions..wildlife abound..you have to look!!..there is a wonderful variety of wildflowers to identify..picnic grounds are available with tables and seating and barbeque pits too..there are toilets..not far away is anakie foodstore where you can buy food supplies or snacks..the walking tracks are well sign posted with distances..there is plenty of parking available we spent an afternoon here and thoroughly enjoyed it even though it rained..then was wonderfully sunny and warm..getting wet then dry in the bush is half the fun...just to experience the fresh air and not to forget the mud..gave the car a good wash after!!

Visited October 2013
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Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
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“Great place for a day trip from Melbourne”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

If you are looking to cover some ground without all of the changes in grade you will encounter in the Grampians, then give the Brisbane Ranges a try. On the way, stop at the Tourist Center (in the library I believe) in Bacchus Marsh. There is an America lady there who lives right by the park who can give you lots of wonderful insight into the best hikes, etc. She was a wealth of knowledge and helped plot everything out for us on maps. We covered about 14 k of trails with little effort and lots of beauty. The forests are filled with butterflies that get excited as you pass. We also so an echidna who was kind enough to pose for a few shots before scurrying away. A grey kangaroo and a kookaburra rounded up our animal encounters just before dusk.

Visited February 2012
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