Victoria

The 100 Acres Reserve is classified as a Conservation Reserve of Regional significance. The Reserve is in a natural bush setting.

Start your walk from Anakie Gorge Picnic Area, entering from Gorge Road (unsealed road), Staughton Vale. Contribute to citizen science while exploring one of Melbourne's lesser known gorges. 

The Bellarine Peninsula is located south-west of Melbourne in Victoria, surrounded by Port Phillip, Corio Bay, and Bass Strait. The Barwon Coast includes a landscape that includes Coastal Moonah Woodlands and wetlands with high environmental biodiversity and conservation values.

Kennington Reservoir is popular for bushwalking, fishing and picnicing. The reservoir has been called 'a fine sheet of water' and is known for it's wildlife, indigenous vegetation and walking tracks.

Walk north from the Reservoir on the Grassy Flat Creek Trail which connects to the Grassy Flat Bushland Reserve.

As part of a unique ClimateWatch in Parks initiative, we have worked together with Parks Victoria to create this ClimateWatch trail in Cape Conran.

Currawong Bush Park in the Yarra Valley gives you the opportunity to have a 'wilderness-like' experience and immerse yourself in nature not far from the city.

Ecolinc is a Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) Science Specialist Centre situated in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. Ecolinc develops and delivers environmental science programs for F-12 students and teachers.

Details of all Ecolinc programs may be found on the Ecolinc website.

Come and explore the Glen Iris Wetlands trail and discover our local plants and animals. Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of the natural environment on a walk around the Glen Iris Wetlands and discover our new signage, featuring frog and bird sounds plus our interactive stormwater display.

Rising abruptly from the surrounding Western Plains, the Grampians (Gariwerd) is a series of rugged sandstone mountain ranges and forests rich in plants and animals, some of which are found nowhere else.

Part of the ClimateWatch in Parks initiative with Parks Victoria, this trail at the Gresswell Forest Nature Conservation Reserve is near a fantastic piece of remnant bushland in Watsonia. Contribute to citizen science while experiencing an urban wildlife refuge in Melbourne's north-east, home to a wide variety of native flora and fauna 

As part of a citizen science collaboration, we worked together with Greening Australia and Parks Victoria to create a ClimateWatch trail at Haining Farm.

In 1974, Sir John T. Reid gifted Haining Farm to the Victorian Conservation Trust for the people of Victoria to use for the purpose of education and conservation. Haining Farm presents an opportunity to transform a dairy farm into a public park, with habitat for endangered native species like the Helmeted Honeyeater and lowland Leadbeater’s Possum.

We have worked with Parks Victoria to create this ClimateWatch trail at Kings Billabong Park, a protected river wetland area along the Murray River approximately 8 km south-east of Mildura. It is located at one of the highest-value conservation reserves in the Sunraysia area.

Contribute to citizen science while experiencing an oasis on the edge of the wild Australian outback, home to majestic River Red Gums and a variety of native birdlife.

 As part of a ClimateWatch in Parks initiative with Parks Victoria the first sub-alpine ClimateWatch trail has been created at the magnificent Lake Catani, Mt Buffalo. The area is near a campground set amongst snow gum woodlands along the banks of the lake.

This ClimateWatch trail was created as part of Biodiversity Monitoring in Melbourne's East by the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA). The project won the Government category for the 2016 Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards, as well as the Local Government category in the 2016 United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards.

 More information on Lakewood Reserve can be found here on the Knox City Council website.

You can walk the ClimateWatch trail on the Clayton campus and record your observations in our awesome ClimateWatch app.

Our ClimateWatch in Parks initiative worked together with Friends of Morwell National Park to create this ClimateWatch trail, connecting the La Trobe community to their local flora and fauna. Start your walk from Foster's Gully Visitor's Area.

The environmental significance of the area makes it a haven for the community to enjoy and learn about the environment and conservation values of Morwell National Park.

Situated on beautiful Phillip Island, Newhaven College provides education from Prep to Year 12. This unique 82 acre site is bursting with wildlife and a prime location for a Climate Watch Trail.

They have also created an education program for younger year levels, demonstrating to others in the school how to monitor and observe species.

Known best for its unique geological rock formations, Organ Pipes National Park is home to a wide variety of plants and animals across three distinct communities, found along the river, on the slopes and on the top of the escarpment. Over 150 years of grazing and farming had left the land barren and eroded before the park was protected in 1972. Since then revegetation efforts have enabled the return of many native species.

Reedy Swamp is a 130 ha marginal basin wetland located on the immediate outskirts of Shepparton’s north-west urban area and is considered a high value wetland and an important component of the Goulburn River Floodplain.

Start your walk near the outdoor classroom. The trail can be explored for short or long walks.

Few studies tell us how Australia’s plants and animals are responding to climate change in our local parks. As part of a unique ClimateWatch in Parks citizen science initiative, Earthwatch Australia have worked together with Parks Victoria and Marine Care Rickett's Point to create this ClimateWatch trail, connecting the coastal community to a nation-wide scientific study that will take teaching outdoors and collect data that will build our understanding of climate change impacts.

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne and Cranbourne) play a leading role in the conservation of plants through biodiversity research, programs to protect rare and threatened species, and the study of habitats. It is an ideal environment for recording information on seasonal changes of plants and animals to find out more about how climate change is impacting species in Australia.

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne and Cranbourne) play a leading role in the conservation of plants through biodiversity research, programs to protect rare and threatened species, and the study of habitats. It is an ideal environment for recording information on species to bridge the information gap on climate data.

As part of a ClimateWatch in Parks initiative, we have worked together with Parks Victoria to create this ClimateWatch trail at Serendip Sanctuary, a protected area 60 km south-west of Melbourne.

Contribute to citizen science while experiencing a wildlife oasis in the Western Volcanic Plain, home to a wide variety of native birds and mammals. ClimateWatch trails help obtain repeated observations, encouraging visitors and the local community to enjoy nature while contributing to science.

 As part of their environmental science curriculum, St. Joseph's College in Geelong has developed a ClimateWatch trail to help teach students about climate change and biodiversity. 

The Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) is managed by the Gundit Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation and the Winda-Marra Aboriginal Corporation.

This ClimateWatch Trail is within a managed IPA, participants must be accompanied by a local indigenous guide. See below for booking information.

Within the 15 ha Valley Reserve, near the corner of Waverley and Stephenson Roads, lies some of the only remaining patches of intact bushland in the area. These provide a vital habitat for a wide range of flora and fauna, and a fascinating insight into how Mount Waverley looked before urban development.

Explore the Australian Journey and Wetlands Werribee Trails (Werribee River Boardwalk) to monitor species that are indicators of climate change. These trails are located within grassland and wetland habitats adjacent to the Werribee River and support a diverse range of flora and fauna. 

The trail will take 45 - 60 minutes.

At the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, Wilsons Promontory National Park offers spectacular scenery of huge granite mountains, open forest, rainforest, sweeping beaches and coastlines.

The Tidal River track follows the meandering south bank of Tidal River and allows people of all abilities and ages to sample the rich diversity of environments found in the area, such as estuarine wetland, lowland forest and rocky shore ecosystems. You will be able to spot a variety of birds, plants and possibly even a whale in the distance.

Yarra Bend Park is the largest area of natural bushland near the heart of Melbourne. The park features steep river escarpments, open woodlands, wild river escarpment, playing fields and golf courses. It is also a haven for native flora and fauna, with a total of 320 indigenous plant species recorded in the park. Animals found in the park include the platypus, water rat, bats, reptiles and diverse birdlife.

Darling Gardens are situated next to the Yarra River and close to the Main Yarra Trail on Alexandra Avenue in South Yarra. The gardens have accessible play spaces, a BBQ area, picnic tables and seating, and a playground making them the perfect local spot to take some time out with family or friends.

Accessible on public transport from South Yarra train station or take bus route 605 along Alexandra Avenue.