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.

Planning a trip?

Warmer and drier-than-average conditions mean the bushfire season has started.
You can still enjoy exciting activities and attractions in Victoria's state forests by being prepared and planning ahead.

Before you go
A group of friends camping in the bush. A fire pit and tent can be seen behind them.