Bunyip State Park Gets a Wild Upgrade: New Campsites, Fire Pits, and More
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The Victorian Government is making it easier for outdoor enthusiasts to connect with nature, with an exciting upgrade to Dyers Camping and Picnic Area within Bunyip State Park. Minister for Environment Steve Dimopoulos recently announced that this serene camping spot now boasts new tent-only camping spaces for up to 40 visitors, thanks to a $100,000 investment.
Situated amid the towering manna gums and alongside a meandering creek, the flat grassy area now features brand new fire pits and tables, creating a perfect ambience for campers seeking to immerse themselves in the great outdoors. The renovation also includes improved toilet facilities and enhanced signage throughout the campsite, making it a more comfortable and accessible experience for all visitors.
Dyers Camping and Picnic Area, located near Gembrook, is not only a picturesque location but also a natural habitat for various native animals. For those looking to explore the wilderness, a network of circuit walking trails of different lengths passes through the camping area, providing hikers with a unique opportunity to experience the park’s beauty.
But that’s not all; Bunyip State Park has more in store for nature lovers. Soon, Nash Creek Camping Ground will receive upgrades of its own, including new fire pits, tables, and landscaping, along with additional campsites designed to accommodate tents, motorhomes, and caravans.
What’s especially appealing about these campgrounds is that they are free and available year-round, with no need for prior bookings. However, campers are required to bring their drinking water and firewood. It’s important to note that dogs and other domestic animals are not permitted within Bunyip State Park to protect the native wildlife and preserve the natural environment.
Both campground projects are part of the Labor Government’s ambitious initiative known as “Victoria’s Great Outdoors,” which involves a significant investment of $106.6 million to enhance campgrounds, walking trails, 4WD tracks, and visitor facilities in parks and state forests throughout Victoria. So far, the program has introduced 31 new campgrounds and upgraded 57 others, with more improvements on the horizon.
Additionally, the program is set to provide outdoor enthusiasts with over 30kms of enhanced walking trails and 125kms of upgraded four-wheel driving tracks across the state, offering a wealth of opportunities to explore and connect with nature.
Minister for Environment Steve Dimopoulos expressed his enthusiasm for the project, saying, “Bunyip State Park offers people a chance to feel completely immersed in nature while still being close to Melbourne. Projects delivered through Victoria’s Great Outdoors create jobs and help provide a boost to regional tourism while encouraging more people to enjoy Victoria’s natural landscapes.”
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing shared her support for the upgrade, stating, “This upgrade will encourage more people to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful Bunyip State Park.”
For more information about Victoria’s Great Outdoors program, including project updates and additional details, head to the Explore Victoria website. So, if you’re an outdoor enthusiast, it’s time to pack your gear and head to Bunyip State Park to experience the latest upgrades and connect with nature like never before.