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Woowookarung Regional Park

Walking in Woowookarung Regional Park
from Parks Victoria
 

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Bird watching
Cycling
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, however this will change over time. The Woowookarung Regional Park Strategic Directions Plan outlines the proposed visitor facilities planned for the future.

Shaping the Future

The Strategic Directions Plan has been developed to guide management of the park for the next 20 years – and is the result of indepth consultation and collaboration with the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners and local community, including Friends of Canadian Corridor, Ballarat City Council, Department of Health and Human Services, residents, interested user groups, schools, universities and the broader Victorian community.

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 located in Ballarat adjoining the suburbs of Ballarat East, Canadian and Mount Clear. It can be accessed from many roads including York St in Ballarat East and Recreation Road, Mount Clear.

Please be mindful of track conditions and other visitors as all park tracks are unsealed and shared by walkers, riders and drivers.

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 and two mountain bike trails exist behind Mount Clear College, 700m and 2km long.

Bushwalking, trail running, cycling, dog walking and horse riding currently occur on an informal network of former state forest and plantation tracks.

Please watch out for each other as all tracks are currently shared by drivers, walkers and riders.

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