Parks & Playgrounds Kids Activities Melbourne
For families living in or close to the area, you may not even know you have this National Park on your doorstep. The Organ Pipes National Park is in Melbourne's north west, just off the Calder Freeway by the airport and is a mighty hidden treasure and one the whole family will enjoy if you don't mind a short but steep walk. It contains spectacular geological formations, created over a million years ago by volcanic activity and is totally awe-inspiring!
Jacksons Creek flows through the area, thus making it a serene place to visit and soak up the atmosphere and you may spot some wandering wallabies with your little explorers on your visit. The organ pipes are guaranteed to impress and gives the park its name because it resembles the magnificent pipes of organs found in the world’s grandest cathedrals. It takes about 15 minutes to descend down the walkway. The hardest part of your visit will be walking back up the hill!
There's lots of benches and tables (both near the carpark and at the bottom of the hill) scattered throughout the park where you can sit and chill, have a break and snack. Public toilets are located near the carpark and at the bottom of the walk. The park is under the flight path of Melbourne Airport so expect some noise on your visit!
- wear sturdy walking shoes
- pack a snack and water
- check weather conditions before you leave home
Calder Highway, Keilor North, Victoria, 3037 (sign posted and opposite Calder Park)
8.30am to 4.30pm daily