Explore Outdoors

Explore Victoria's natural beauty

Victoria has more than 8 million hectares of public land for local communities and visitors to explore.

State forests make up more than 3.1 million hectares of this land, providing many exciting recreational opportunities as well as supporting diverse conservation. This is an addition to over 4 million hectares of land and marine parks and reserves managed by Parks Victoria.

Our state forests are open to visitors for camping, horse riding, four-wheel driving, trail bike riding, mountain biking, prospecting and recreational hunting.

With hundreds of free recreational sites and great visitor facilities, it's time to plan your next outdoor adventure.

Looking for an affordable getaway over autumn?

There are more than 300 campgrounds in Victoria's State forests, and just about all of them are free!

Find the perfect camping spot and enjoy getting out into nature with family and friends this autumn.

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Two adults and three children sitting together smiling in front of a white vehicle at a campground. The campground has green grass and is surrounded by trees, a toilet block is in the background.