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Woowookarung Regional Park

Walking in Woowookarung Regional Park
from Parks Victoria

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Park Statistics

  • Established:AUGUST 2016
  • Area:640.787km2
Bird watching
Dog walking
Horse riding
Mountain biking
Short walk

Woowookarung Regional Park is a brand new 641 hectare park in Ballarat. The park is perfect for a variety of activities, including bushwalking, jogging, mountain bike riding, nature appreciation and even stargazing.

Explore the park’s rich native flora and fauna. The vegetation is predominantly a Messmate Stringybark Heath Dry Forest with Grass Trees and native heath adding character and a flush of colourful wildflowers in Spring and Autumn. Kangaroos and echidnas can be spotted, as well as many bird species.

Currently there are no toilets, car park or picnic areas in the park.

Parks Victoria is working with Wadawurrung, the Traditional Owners, and the community, including Friends of Canadian Corridor, Ballarat City Council, local residents, interested user groups, schools, universities and the broader Victorian community to decide and plan the future of the park.

While overall park planning and community consultation is underway, Parks Victoria will be working in the park supporting safe and enjoyable experiences for visitors and undertaking priority works, such as improving roads, signs and undertaking compliance activities to reduce rubbish dumping.

Parks Victoria appreciates the communities interest in this park and welcomes support in reducing rubbish dumping and unsocial behaviours. Please contact us by calling 13 1963 or use the feedback form.

Getting there

Woowookarung Regional Park is situated in eastern Ballarat. It can be accessed from Recreation Road in Mount Clear. All internal roads are unsealed. Please be mindful of the conditions and watch out for other road users and wildlife.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges Wadawurrung people, the Traditional Owners of this area. Through their cultural traditions, Wadawurrung people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands.

Parks Victoria will adopt a collaborative partnership approach to managing country with Traditional Owners as guided by Wadawurrung, the Registered Aboriginal Party.

Things to do


Cycling is a great way to see the park. A recently formed mountain bike area is available behind Mount Clear Secondary College. There are two trails, 700m and 2km long. Please keep to these formed tracks.


Old forest trails and former plantation tracks provide a network of walking trails for exploring the park on foot. Look out for birds and other wildlife.

Horse riding

Feel part of the surroundings and appreciate the park at a gentle pace on horseback. Horses are permitted on council roads that pass through the park.

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