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Vic National Parks

Vic National Parks

Vic National Park Closures

From today, Parks Victoria will close the 1,000 Steps and Redwood Forest due to physical distancing concerns until 11.59pm on Sunday 21 June.

As the long weekend kicks off today - we are being asked to stay prepared and safe if planning a visit to any parks.

Most of Victoria's parks and reserves have opened, with Parks Victoria urging people to practice physical distancing.

Under the direction of the Chief Health Officer, Parks Victoria can be required to close certain sites for public safety due to concerns over physical distancing.

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Directions will continue to be enforced through spot checks to ensure compliance with the directions of the Chief Health Officer.

Communal areas, such as shared bathrooms and kitchens, remain closed as they may increase the potential risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission.

All parks and assets will be open to visitors, with the following exemptions:

- 12 Apostles, Port Campbell National Park - Visitor Centre and access to all viewing areas to see the 12 Apostles are closed.
- Buchan Caves Reserve - cave tours closed.
- Lower Glenelg National Park - Princess Margaret Rose Cave closed.
- Point Nepean National Park - Fort Nepean, including underground tunnels (no access beyond Fort Pearce).
- St Kilda Pier - penguin viewing platform closed.
- State Coal Mine - underground tours closed.
- Wilsons Promontory National Park - light station closed.

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