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The name 'You Yang' comes from the Aboriginal words 'Wurdi Youang' or 'Ude Youang' meaning big mountain in the middle of a plain. Aboriginal people enlarged natural hollows in the rocks to form wells that held water even in dry seasons.
Explorer Matthew Flinders was the first European to visit the You Yangs. On 1 May 1802, he and three of his men climbed to the highest point. He named it 'Station Peak' but this was later changed to Flinders Peak in his honour.
03 Dec 2013
Do you enjoy getting out in nature and discovering all that Victoria’s beautiful parks have to offer? Now you have a chance to help shape their future. Victorians are being invited to participate in the first state-wide online survey that has been developed to find out what people value most…