National Parks


VIC Central - Heathcote-Graytown National Park

The Heathcote-Graytown National Park was proclaimed with the passing of the Box-Ironbark Bill on 30 October, 2002. Covering 12 833 hectares, it is located in central Victoria and encompasses much of the southern section of the extensive Rushworth-Heathcote State Forest, from the McIvor Range and Mt. Ida near Heathcote to Mt Black, Spring Creek and Graytown.

It includes some of the most significant environmental, cultural and recreational values in the largest remaining Box-Ironbark forest in Victoria. It supports sixteen threatened species including the crimson-spider orchid, squirrel glider and swift parrot. Home to a concentration of large old tree sites and fauna refuges, Heathcote-Graytown National Park also contains significant Aboriginal cultural sites and places.


110 kilometres north of Melbourne. From Melbourne, take the Hume Highway, then the Northern Highway to Heathcote. From Bendigo, take the McIvor Highway.

Further Information

Parks Victoria Information Centre
Level 10/535 Bourke Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Ph: 13 1963