As a weekend photographer and keen explorer of our natural spaces, I set myself a photo project of capturing every land-based national park in my home state of Victoria, located in the south-east corner of Australia. Capturing all 45 of them took two years of regular trips, outside work, and other travels.

Many of these parks are within three hours' drive of Melbourne and, as you can see, comprise a wide range of environments from snow, beach, desert, and rainforest to dry eucalyptus bushland. If you're planning a trip to Australia, I hope you'll consider looking up a few of these locations—but if you're not, hopefully, you'll be inspired to take up a similar photo project in your home area.

Here's a quick glimpse of every Victorian national park—sometimes a wide vista, sometimes the native residents or just the small details. Each location has its unique charm…

And now that it's "complete"? I'll keep going back to get the best light, the best season, those fleeting moments with wildlife... The project will always be "a work in progress" and I wouldn't have it any other way! Check out my latest national park captures and hundreds of other scenic destinations at GoWild Images.

More info: gowildimages.com

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Alpine

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2 weeks ago

The peak of Mt Feathertop (1922m) lies to the right. The 11km (each way) walk along 'The Razorback' is a popular one.

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Point Nepean

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2 weeks ago

Suburban Melbourne's quietest beach...

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Yarra Ranges

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ImaDerp
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2 weeks ago

I go here every weekend! It’s a gorgeous place

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The Lakes

The Lakes

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2 weeks ago

An Eastern Grey kangaroo takes in the morning sun.

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Lake Eildon

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2 weeks ago (edited)

This farmland was intentailly flooded for a dam decades ago, only to be revealed again after extended drought.

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Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula

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2 weeks ago

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Port Campbell

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Tarra-Bulga

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Hattah-Kulkyne

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2 weeks ago

The lakes here are an amazing site for bird watching – from waterbirds to mallee fowl and various raptors.

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Mount Richmond

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2 weeks ago

Male Bush wallaby

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Lind

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Baw Baw

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2 weeks ago

my habitat! ( i love the ice world)

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Organ Pipes

Organ Pipes

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John L
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2 weeks ago

Columnar basalt has always been one of my favorite sights. Almost every column is five-sided throughout the deposits. But every once in a while, there will be a six-sided one. I wonder how, and why, that works out that way.

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Coopracambra

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2 weeks ago

One of the few areas of native white cypress pine.

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Wilsons Promontory

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Riley Marie
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2 weeks ago

moana vibes

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Errinundra

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2 weeks ago

A red-necked wallaby sits back for a rest in the sun, thawing after a 0C Winter morning.

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Great Otway

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Shauna Hicken
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2 weeks ago

Lovely

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Mitchell River

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Barmah

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2 weeks ago

River red gums like this can be several hundred years old.

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Warby-Ovens

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Churchill

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2 weeks ago

Another Melbourne gem and a great place to see kangaroos at dusk.

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Kara Kara

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2 weeks ago

An old worker's hut under moonlight, with some red highlights from the campfire. Formerly called Saint Arnaud Range NP.

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French Island

French Island

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2 weeks ago

A great place for quiet beaches and koala spotting!

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Lower Glenelg

Lower Glenelg

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2 weeks ago

Grass trees in Spring flower. Some are straight, some like to 'squirm'!

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Mount Buffalo

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2 weeks ago

Two climbers on Ozymandias (grade 22 M4). This is Australia's most popular aid climbing route. Some people take 4 days for the 280m ascent.

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Heathcote-Graytown

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Kinglake

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2 weeks ago

A hairpin banksia

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Little Desert

Little Desert

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2 weeks ago (edited)

Eastern Shingleback.

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Greater Bendigo

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Budj Bim

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2 weeks ago (edited)

A volcanic crater lake, with much indigenous history. Formerly known as Mount Eccles NP.

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Dandenong Ranges

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2 weeks ago

A great place for a stroll on a hot Summer's day, being 5-10C cooler than Melbourne. Easy public transport access too.

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Chiltern-Mount Pilot

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Brisbane Ranges

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Alfred

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Snowy River

Snowy River

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2 weeks ago

The river from the poem and the film, though the film didn't show this river!

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Croajingolong

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Shauna Hicken
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2 weeks ago

Would love to visit

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Grampians

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2 weeks ago

View of Mt Abrupt at the south end of 'The Gramps'.

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Gunbower

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2 weeks ago

This is a road! Seasonal flooding of the Murray River creates some painterly reflections.

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Murray-Sunset

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2 weeks ago

The remains of a wooden ramp used during salt mining. The pink colour is an algae. You may notice some stars too – this is a moonlit shot...

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Morwell

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Lower Goulburn

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Terrick Terrick

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Cobboboonee

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Burrowa-Pine Mountain

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2 weeks ago

Under those trees is 'Victoria's Uluru'.

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Wyperfeld

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2 weeks ago (edited)

Can you see the three red kangaroos?