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 affordable holiday ideas this summer?

Look no further than our state forests – there are over 250 camping destinations where you can stay for free, as well as a diverse range of walking trails, picnic spots and visitor attractions to explore!

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Family visiting Powelltown. Photo credit Tatjana Plitt.