Parks Victoria have reminded everyone of how important it is to be prepared before heading outdoors. We’re all feeling the impacts of extreme weather, and have seen how quickly the conditions can change.
Weather and park conditions can change at a moment’s notice, so it's crucial to stay informed about the potential risks before heading to a park.
By planning ahead and being mindful you can make sure your summer stays safe and enjoyable.
Before leaving home, always remember to Pack Your Summer Smarts.
Create your summer adventure on Victoria’s mountain peaks
Discover Australia's breathtaking high country. From the towering peaks of Mount Bogong and Mount Feathertop in Victoria’s largest national park, Alpine National Park on Taungurung and Gunaikurnai Country, to the rugged beauty of Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park rich in wildlife, experience the crisp mountain air whilst hiking, cycling, and camping.
Now's a wonderful time to explore historic mountain huts of the Bogong High Plains. Take in superb 360-degree views from the summit of the Horn or stay a little longer and pitch a tent at the spectacularly picturesque Lake Catani campground.
Whether it's camping, hiking, or scenic drives, nature's wonders await. Safely soak in the stunning vistas and create unforgettable summer memories!
Wear, prepare and share
Remember, nature can be unpredictable. To make sure you have a safe and enjoyable hike, we've created an easy checklist for you with hiker Caro Ryan so you have an enjoyable experience in nature. Learn more.
Spark joy safely
Sitting around a glowing campfire is one of the joys of camping. However, with 10% of bushfires sparked by unsafe campfires, it’s crucial to play it safe. Check the latest park conditions and Fire Danger Ratings and download the VicEmergency app. Read more.
Protect yourself - mosquito checklist
Before you go on holidays, make plans on how you can protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites. Mozzie-proof your holidays with this checklist from the Department of Health. Read more.