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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...more
The park itself is good for hiking and maybe picnic but in terms of sights like Werribee s gorge and riverscape there is nothing of such to excite hard core bush hikers like me
Saw many grass trees and magpies n rosellas and that s...More
We hiked the Ted Errey Nature Circuit over the Easter long weekend. I’m so glad we chose this longer hike over the Anakie Gorge Walk as it meant we only saw three other groups the whole day (when there were quite a few families walking...More
A great place for bushwalking, camping, picnic, etc. my wife and I took our 1 year old to the park for a walk and we cooked lunch at one of the fire pits provided! Waiting for the weather for fine up and match up with...More
Having just read Stan K's review (Oct 2014) had to put something up here about the Brisbane Ranges, and the historic, 'living ghost town' of Steiglitz.
Thousands of visitors enjoy this bush and its historic remnants each year. Every weekend you'll see Friday's picnic grounds...More
We recently have been to both the Stony Creek Picnic Ground and Boar Gully picnic ground. Stony Creek is not too far off the Geelong Road, the roads have been done up and are accessible for most cars. The picnic area is really nice, at...More
A great location only an hour north west of Melbourne. Some decent camping sites, including Friday's, offer basic but well positioned (close to town and near many hikes and walks) and are family friendly. There's a range of trails that run through and around the...More
Visited many times. What we love about it is you can still have the park to yourself if you time your visit well, off peak, and early or late. That way, you'll see the best of the wildlife too. We've only seen koalas once, but...More
Great place to camp but could be a bit crowded in summer as sites are very small. Best site for large tents are 4 and 8 and the largest site and most convenient to the toilets is site 3. Site 1 and 2 for camper...More
yes in spring/summer but you will probably see less than in the suburbs as here they have plenty of places to get away from visitors. Keep an eye out so you don't step on one on the path getting some warmth and they are... More
yes in spring/summer but you will probably see less than in the suburbs as here they have plenty of places to get away from visitors. Keep an eye out so you don't step on one on the path getting some warmth and they are afraid of us - do NOT try to kill them [that is when many people get bitten anywhere in Australia].