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Waterholes at Big Rock
from Gary Light
 
Aboriginal well on Big Rock
from Phil Skeggs
 

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Fantastic walking and wildlife viewing opportunities abound within the park, catering for all ages and abilities. Many of the walking tracks can be linked by management vehicle tracks to provide longer walks for the more enthusiastic.

Big Rock

100m, 10 minutes return

A 100m walk from the Big Rock car park takes you to Big Rock. Brilliant views of the surrounding area towards Geelong can be seen from the top.

 

Big Rock Walk

3km, 1 hour return

From the Park Office car park, Big Rock Walk winds its way around Big Rock and then back down the same path.

 

Flinders Peak

3.2km, 1 hour return

Starting from the Turntable car park, this walk takes you to the highest point of the You Yangs. This is a challenging walk featuring 450 steps and rising 200m in elevation.

 

East-West Walk

4.5km, 2 hours return

A challenging loop walk starting and finishing at the Turntable car park. Some rock scrambling provides rewarding views of the You Yangs and surrounding area. 

 

Northern Range Walk

3.5km, 1 hour one way

Extending from the East-West Walk and the Branding Yard Trail, this walk is more challenging, with some steep gradients. Walkers are rewarded with impressive water views.

 

Branding Yard Trail

5km, 2.5 hours return

Branding Yard Trail provides a more gentle walk. Start this walk from either the Turntable car park or Toynes Road gate. From the Turntable car park walk down a medium gradient to connect with the trail.

 

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