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Interesting volcanic landscape

We enjoyed a couple of the walks around the main features of Mount Eccles National Park - not just... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Melbourne, Australia
Could be so much better

Short 40 k drive from Port Fairy where we stayed. Huge potential given the volcanic history of the... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
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“crater rim”(5 reviews)
Mount Eccles (Budj Bim) is a long dormant volcano. Budj Bim is the source of the Tyrendarra lava flow which extends over 50km to the southwest. Mount Eccles National Park is Victoria's first co-managed national park. The park is managed by...more
Mount Eccles Road, Macarthur, Victoria, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We enjoyed a couple of the walks around the main features of Mount Eccles National Park - not just the volcanic crater and Surprise Lake, but also the lava valley and the lava bridge. There is useful information on site to explain the various features.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Short 40 k drive from Port Fairy where we stayed. Huge potential given the volcanic history of the area. Did a couple of walks. Kids loved Lava caves, Lake walk and Natural Bridge. All worth a look but short walks. Unfortunately the Visitors centre shut...More

1  Thank lazinabout
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a brilliant park with so much potential but at nearly $60 per night for a campsite I expected something better. The sites were overgrown and the long grass was full of leaches, the shower had plumbing issues that meant standing in 10cm of...More

1  Thank JoeN254
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Mt Eccles has a great picnic area with good access to walks from an hour to 4 hours. Camping spot is very pretty and give u the nature feel but is pricey and pretty run down facilities but they do work just, this included hot...More

1  Thank Mick123-78
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I came here for the first time a couple of weeks ago - for my birthday. I love nature and walking and it was mentioned to me to come here, being one of the places I haven't walked around yet. Myself and my partner made...More

Thank Talia16
Reviewed 19 May 2017

It had been almost 40 years since we were last here. It has formally changed its name recently and is now jointly managed by local indigenous people and Parks Victoria. There aren't a lot of places in Australia where there are crater lakes and lave...More

Thank ActRegular_traveller
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited with our 16month old! We walked the Lake Surprise trail and walked to the cave! Had a picnic lunch at the main picnic area! Great facilities with BBQs x2 seperate shelters including hot plates as well! Gas run! Tried having...More

1  Thank MattR4
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Just day tripped to Eccles National Park whilst in transit. Loved walking into the Natural Bridge but the prickly thistles are taking over, which detracted from the walk. We then decided to walk Surprise Lake....this would actually be a nice little walk except the thistles...More

1  Thank Goannago
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Travelled to and camped here as it was half way to our destination, camp ground has great toilets and hot showers, cool little caves and walks to do, during the night many animals come out to play, the possums are extremly freindly and we even...More

1  Thank Jakeywesta
Reviewed 27 December 2015

I visited this place with Aussie Melbourne Tours. If I had come here by myself I would not have had the same experience just looking without experiencing the full uniqueness of the place. I wouldn't have been game enough to also go in the cave....More

1  Thank Izzey B
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8 November 2016|
Response from Mick123-78 |
Road is good, no worries in a hire car!
Leonie S
24 January 2016|
Response from Mick123-78 |
I have just done this walk, No it still the answer, track in poor condition needs serious maintenance. Grass up to wastes very poor weed control
14 August 2015|
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I just found the parks webpage. Its $45 BUCKS a night with no drinking water or power. NO THANKS!!!