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Morning Rise

3 months ago from Michael Preston

Location: You Yangs Regional Park

View from Great Circle Dr

6 months ago from Haiyin Liu

Location: Scenic Drives

Great Circle Dr

6 months ago from Haiyin Liu

Location: Scenic Drives

Foggy Morning

9 months ago from Gary Light

Location: You Yangs Regional Park

Waterholes at Big Rock

9 months ago from Gary Light

Location: Walking

Big Rock Picnic Area

1 year ago from Tamara KarnerParks Victoria

Location: Big Rock Picnic Area

Bakers Flat Picnic Ground

1 year ago from Tamara KarnerParks Victoria

Location: You Yangs Regional Park

Big Rock Picnic Area

1 year ago from Tamara KarnerParks Victoria

Location: Big Rock Picnic Area

Aboriginal well on Big Rock

2 years ago from Phil Skeggs

Location: Walking

Wallaby

2 years ago from Alyssa

Location: You Yangs Regional Park

Rufous Whistler

2 years ago from Alyssa

Location: You Yangs Regional Park

Koala!

2 years ago from Alyssa

Location: You Yangs Regional Park

Having fun at the Youies!

3 years ago from Geelong Mountain Bike Club

Location: Mountain Biking

Junior MTB'ers racing in the Kurrajong

3 years ago from Geelong Mountain Bike Club

Location: Mountain Biking

"The Duck" at The You Yangs

4 years ago from James Rodrigo

Location: You Yangs Regional Park

Dusky Woodswallow

4 years ago from Janine Duffy

Location: You Yangs Regional Park

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Change of conditions

  • Heavy rain over the last month has filled dams and bogs, creating an excellent breeding ground for bugs and mosquitoes. Visitors are advised to use inspect repellent to reduce bites and stings. Find out more. at You Yangs Regional Park
    Tuesday 16 May, 2017 |
  • A section of Track 16 in Kurrajong Mountain Bike Area remains closed following recent heavy rain. The closed section is shown in red on the attached map. at Mountain Biking
    Friday 14 April, 2017 |
  • Access to drinking water within You Yangs Regional Park is unavailable until further notice. Please bring your own. at You Yangs Regional Park
    Wednesday 15 February, 2017 |
Bird watching
Cycling
Dog walking
Horse riding
Medium walk / Day walk
Mountain biking
Picnicking
Rock climbing/abseiling
Short walk
Sporting fields

The distinctive granite peaks of the You Yangs rise from the flat volcanic plains between Melbourne and Geelong.

The You Yangs is a fantastic park for mountain biking. It has two mountain biking areas with over 50 kilometres of exciting trails catering for riders of all ages and ability.

The park is also popular for its magnificent views, birdlife, rock-climbing and abseiling, bushwalks and picnics.

Park hours

You Yangs Regional Park is open every day, including weekends and public holidays. It is open from 7.00am to 5.00pm outside of daylight savings and 7.00am to 6.00pm during daylight savings. 

Getting here

The Park is 55km southwest of the Melbourne CBD and 22km north of Geelong. Access to the park from the Princess Freeway is clearly signposted via Lara.

Things to see and do

Fantastic walking, picnicking and wildlife viewing opportunities abound within the park, catering for all ages and abilities. There are both challenging and family-friendly mountain biking and horse riding trails. A permanent orienteering course has also been established, as well as a 12km scenic drive through the park.

Facilities

There are several picnic areas throughout the park, many with tables and toilet facilities. The main picnic areas provide gas barbeques free of charge on a first come basis. There are plenty of places to set up your own gas barbecue. Please take all rubbish away for disposal or recycling.

Dogs

Dogs must be controlled on a leash at all times. Clean up after your dog.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

Popular things to do

family picnic - lakeside

Yellow Gum Picnic Area

Yellow Gum Picnic Area is one of several picnic areas located throughout the park. Big Rock, Valley, Lower and Turntable…

mountain bike

Mountain Biking

The You Yangs has two designated mountain biking areas that contain over 50 kilometres of exciting and environmentally sustainable trails…

4wd - road

Scenic Drives

Great Circle Drive A 12km gravel road accessible by two wheel drive cars. The drive provides the full spectrum of…

information

Park Office/Visitor Centre

Located just inside the main entrance to the park you will find the Park Office and Visitor Centre. Park information,…

family picnic at table - metro park

Turntable Picnic Area

Turntable Picnic Area provides electric barbeques free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis, and also wood fired barbeques, however…

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Visitor experiences

Facilities Summary

  • Visitor centre
  • Electric/Gas BBQ
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Toilet
  • Gravel carpark
  • Sealed carpark

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Park Statistics

Established

August 1992

Area

1967ha

Contact information

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