The best places to see spring flowers near Melbourne

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The best places to see spring flowers near Melbourne

Hit the road and get some colour in your life with these gorgeous spots

It's always a blissful time of year when Melbourne begins to defrost and you can smell spring in the air. The first rays of spring sunshine are beginning to peek through the winter clouds, and we’re ready to clear out our black winter wardrobes and bust out some floral prints. Just kidding – Melburnians don’t wear colours. But that doesn’t mean we don’t like to see some flowers.

If you're keen to stop and smell the roses, we've rounded up some of the best places near Melbourne to see spring flowers. 

Gorge Scenic Drive, Beechworth Historic Park

Beechworth Historic Park
Beechworth VIC 3747, Australia

Three hours from Melbourne by car

Take advantage of the Beechworth Historic Park walking tracks as you enjoy the wildflowers. And if you’ve got the time, pop on over to Mt Pilot for some sweeping views and great photo ops.

Best time for flowers: September to early October

Lerderderg campground area, Lerderderg State Park

Lerderderg State Park
Lerderderg Gorge Rd, Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340, Australia

1.5 hours from Melbourne by car

Closer to the CBD, this spot offers up a selection of heath, wattles, peas and orchids for your flowery perusal.

Best time for flowers: late September to October

Wildflower Drive, Greater Bendigo National Park

Greater Bendigo National Park
Loesers Rd, Whipstick VIC 3556, Australia

2.5 hours from Melbourne by car

You know a place is legit when it’s named ‘Wildflower Drive’. Visit Bendigo’s surrounding forest and stop by this strip of road for some colourful sights.

Best time for flowers: late September to October

Anglesea Heath, Great Otway National Park

Great Otway National Park
Victoria, Australia

Two hours from Melbourne by car

Are you a firm believer in more is more? The Great Otway National Park is home to one-quarter of Victoria’s plant species.

Best time for flowers: mid to late spring onwards

Fabians Block, Terrick Terrick National Park

Terrick Terrick National Park
Sylvaterre-Timms Lake Rd, Terrick Terrick VIC 3575, Australia

Three hours from Melbourne by car

If you’re looking for something a little less forest-y, Fabians Block is the perfect grassland spot to admire the daisies.

Best time for flowers: September

Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden, Olinda, Dandenong Ranges

Dandenong Ranges
Dandenong Ranges, Mount Dandenong VIC 3767, Australia

One hour from Melbourne by car

Want somewhere to view Victoria’s flowers with a few more amenities? Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens lets you take in its plant life on foot or on the garden explorer bus. And if you’re feeling peckish afterwards, you can grab lunch at the café.

Best time for flowers: throughout spring. See the daffodils, hellebores and camellias in September, and rhododendrons and azaleas later in spring.

Werribee Park, Werribee

Werribee Park
Main Dr, Werribee South VIC 3030, Australia

40 minutes from Melbourne by car

For something a little more orderly, check out the Victorian State Rose Garden and grounds around Werribee Mansion.

Best time for flowers: roses from September to March, with the peak in November. Flowers around the Mansion from mid-September onwards.


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