Budj Bim National Park

Budj Bim National Park is 3h 53 mins drive from Melbourne (313 km).  Budj Bim National Park visitor area is home to lava canals, caves and a crater lake.  It is surrounded by lush bush land and  native wildlife.

There are mountain bike and 4-wheel drive tracks as well as a camping ground if you wish to stay longer.

View of Lake Surprise
While I wouldn't plan an entire holiday around Budj Bim National Park it is an easy 1/2 day trip from Port Fairy or Warrnambool.  Budj Bim National Park is only 82km (1 h 12m) from Warrnambool.

Crater rim
The longest of the main walks is 6.5km and the remaining three walks range from 1-2 hours return so they are very accessible for families.


There is at least one easily accessible cave for the kids and adults to venture into.  It's great having something interesting and different on the walk.  As everyone these days has a mobile phone you don't need to bring a torch but if you are old school you might like to bring a torch with you anyway.

The cave is a decent size and well worth venturing into.  The walks aren't overly long so you may as well do everything.

Cave walk
Getting There
Please refer to Google Maps.  Budj Bim National Park is 3h 53 mins drive from Melbourne (313 km).



Information from external websites
Parks Victoria
Budj Bim National Park Visitor Guide (Link last checked 19-Nov-2019)