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Brisbane Ranges National Park

Victoria, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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A great place for bushwalking, camping, picnic, etc. my wife and I took our 1 year old to the park... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
MattR4
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Melbourne, Australia
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One of the best Ghost Town's around!

Having just read Stan K's review (Oct 2014) had to put something up here about the Brisbane Ranges... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2016
Steiglitz-ite
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Geelong, Australia
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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 long since vanished from other parts of the region. Brisbane Ranges National Park offers excellent opportunities for bushwalks, camping, picnics, scenic drives, wildflower and bird studies, and historical discoveries. The many varieties of wildflowers provide a magnificent display of colour in spring. Picnic grounds at Stony Creek and Anakie Gorge have gas and wood barbecues (bring your own wood), toilets, picnic tables and seats. Other picnic grounds have only basic facilities. There are a number of options for bushwalking ranging from short walks to three-day walks through a range of habitats. The tracks offer several alternative routes from both Picnic Areas. There are two designated camping grounds in the park - Boar Gully (with six sites) in the north and Fridays (with ten sites) near Steiglitz. Both have pit toilets and tank water, plus designated camp trailer or caravan sites at each camp ground. Bookings are required for all campsites. Brisbane Ranges National Park is 80kms west of Melbourne via the Western Highway. Turn off at Bacchus Marsh and follow the Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road. Turn off at Glenmore Road to access the northern reaches of the park or at Granite Road to access Anakie and the southern end of the park.
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank MattR4
Reviewed 17 June 2016

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

3  Thank Steiglitz-ite
Reviewed 10 May 2016

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

Thank Grahmmm
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

I spent 7 peaceful hours in Anakie Gorge taking photos of birds and enjoying the gorgeous scenery. I'll be returning this weekend to explore some more!

1  Thank Liana H
Reviewed 29 February 2016

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

Thank Pauly B
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

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

Thank 9to5explorer
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

It starts very interesting with all the rock faces etc but grows rather boring a bit too quickly. I know had some bad fires, hence total lack of animals except some nice birds. Good walk.

Thank Bojangles1954
Reviewed 2 July 2015

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

2  Thank Jo R
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Extremely rewarding walk when you get to the top. At one point I couldn't walk anymore but was a great feeling of accomplishment. Keep in mind guys, everyone says 3h but if your with slower people IT IS NOT 3 HOURS... Some signs are confusing...More

Thank asyael
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Have been to Brisbane Ranges many, many times over the past 3 months. You will see a lot of kangaroos and wallabies here especially when it's about dark, when it's dark, and early in the morning up to 9 am. Actually you also see some...More

10  Thank Stan K
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