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Melville Caves Day Visit Area

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Melville Caves Road, Brenanah VIC 3517

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  • Undercover area
  • Picnic tables
  • Wood fire places in the shelter
  • Wood fire barbecues
  • Toilets
  • Walking tracks
  • Information sign
  • Gorgeous natural rock formations
  • Large grassy area
  • Huge rocks to climb
This gorgeous picnic ground features stunning natural rock formations, a large stone shelter, wood fire places and barbecues, picnic tables, walking tracks, toilet blocks and water tap. 

Located just down the hill from the stunning Melville Caves, this is a great area for a day visit or an overnight stay at the campground up the road.

The picnic area is surrounded by massive natural rock formations and is a truly beautiful place! 

There are plenty of picnic tables, fire pits and wood fire barbecues as well as two unique toilet blocks built into the sides of massive stone boulders.

Walking tracks from the picnic area

There are several walks starting from the picnic area. 

One begins across the road and takes you up to the Melville Caves as well as a lookout point with spectacular views. The caves are also accessible by driving further up the hill along Melville Caves Road. 

There are also three longer walks starting from the other side of the picnic area.

Melville Caves and Lookout
This walk is fairly short, 750m return, but is steep and has uneven ground. Ensure children are well supervised on this walk, as there are cliffs all around the caves.

Long Rock Walking Track
6.5 km, 2-3 hours return. Steep inclines.

McLeods Lookout
4 km, 2 hours return. Steep inclines

Southern Lookout
2 km, 1 hour return. Steep inclines.

More to explore nearby

The Melville Caves Campground is located further up the hill along Melville Caves Road, and the Melville Caves are located a few minutes drive beyond that.

Also not to be missed along this road is Barry's Rock, a huge impressive boulder which has a hollow cavern within.

Another rocky outcrop similar to that at Melville Caves is Rock of Ages in Maldon, Victoria - enormous boulders are staggered across the top of Mt Mooral and offer breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Melville Caves Campground


  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • There are hundreds of fantastic barbecue areas throughout the Victorian Goldfields. Some are in parks/playgrounds, others are scattered throughout the bush. Many barbecue areas are located alongside amazing attractions and walks, so go out for a barbecue and get exploring!
  • Kids love to climb! There are plenty of places throughout the Goldfields with great trees, rocks, fallen logs and more for kids to climb up, around and over.


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