Explore your local area

Be amazed by your local places

There’s nothing better for your wellbeing than getting out and breathing the fresh air and enjoying the sights, sounds and scents of nature around you. Here are some suggestions for local places to visit:
Explore Ballarat’s open spaces

Ballarat district and beyond:

Visit the Department of Sustainability and Environment’s website for ideas about Places to visit
Parks Victoria
Moorabool Shire
Brisbane Ranges
Creswick Regional Park
Enfield State Park
Hepburn Regional Park
Langi Ghiran State Park
Mt Buangor State Park / Mt Cole State Forest

Connect with others to explore and care for them

If you want to get involved in caring for public land, there are many local opportunities to get involved. Some of the groups are listed here and can be contacted for more information.

Peady St Reserve Friends Group Fiona Marshall 03 5333 2251
Miners Rest Landcare Group David Clark  0408 378 175
Cardigan Windermere Landcare Sandra Dillon 03 5344 8442
Sparrow Ground Friends Group Jeff Rootes 0408 509 591
Mt Buninyong Advisory Committee Janine Lucato 03 5341 3757
Lake Burrumbeet Advisory Committee Mike Caldwell 0409 930 564
Lake Learmonth Advisory Committee Fon Ryan 03 5343 2245
Invermay Landcare Group David Clark 0408 378 175
Great Dividing Trail Network Patricia Hope 0418 131 545
Friends of Pryor Park  John Kerr & Maggie Dannatt 03 5332 3233