Victoria 2023

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria


Sunday 27 August 2023

Join us Sunday 27th August, 10am – 4pm, for a day of fun.

Here’s the program

In 2023, we will be celebrating the Hurstbridge area with some unique attractions to enjoy. Market stalls, kids rides, camels, live music and of course the Steam Train will be there too.

Ringwood East Senior Citizen’s Hall

with the Victorian Folk Music Club Inc.

Saturday 2 September 2023
9.30 am – 5.45 pm

A day of music-related workshops and sessions

Program here

Each workshop lasts an hour and you can attend as many as you like.
A small charge of $10 for the whole day will help us cover costs for printing and data.
Separate charge of $10/$12 applies for the evening dance (7.30 pm – 10.30 pm).

Parks in Victoria

Top five places to see wattle in Victoria on National Wattle Day Courtesy of Parks Victoria

Listed in 2022 and will be just as good in 2023.

Where to see wattle

Warrandyte State Park – Pound Bend Reserve
At the closest state park to Melbourne you can enjoy walking or picnicking amongst numerous brilliant wattle species native to the area. People have been travelling here to see wattles in bloom for generations!

Cape Conran Coastal Park – Yeerung River

Out to the east of the state you’ll find several species of wattle alongside some gnarly serrated banksias, pretty melaleucas and paperbarks. Walk along the Estuary View Trail to experience a mix of different ecosystems, native plants and animals.

Greater Bendigo National Park – One Tree Hill

The regional city of Bendigo is surrounded by forest that comes alive with wattle and other flowers from August onwards. If you haven’t had your fill of wattle after visiting One Tree Hill, head closer to town and check out Solomon Gully Nature Conservation Reserve.

Lerderderg State Park – Lerderderg campground area

Just over an hour north west of the Melbourne CBD is this remote park, which turns on a surprising display of colour. Check out wattles, peas, heath and orchids.

Wattle Park

Visitors can enjoy a blend of historic buildings, picnic grounds, walking tracks and natural bush spread over 55 hectares. Towering gums, beautiful wattles and native grasses make it an easy metropolitan escape.

With over 160 different species of wattle found in Victoria, and 14 of those found nowhere else in the world, you’re almost guaranteed to see their fluffy yellow blossoms if you get outdoors during winter and spring.

September also marks National Biodiversity Month, a time to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity across the world.