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You Yangs Regional Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Magnificent views, birdlife and a mecca for walkers, horse riders and mountain bikers - welcome to the You Yangs! The distinctive granite peaks of this park rise abruptly from the flat plains below. Flinders Peak and Big Rock have panoramic views out to Melbourne, which is just an hour away. Explore over 50 kilometres of purpose-built mountain bike trails for beginners and experts or see the diverse scenery of the You Yangs from your car along The Great Circle Drive. Climb Flinders Peak, the highest point in the You Yangs and be rewarded with uninterrupted views out to Melbourne and Geelong. Come with family or friends and picnic among the boulder-strewn landscape. Choose from nine designated picnic areas.
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Xiem H
Point Cook, Australia382 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
We had a great get together with friends at the You Yangs. There are so many activities that can be taken part in, Such as mountain biking, bush walking, and little exploring of the mountains.
We were at a place called the Big Rock picnic grounds. It was a beautiful spot to enjoy a meal together as well as some spectacular sunset views as in some of the pictures.
The facilities here are electric BBQ, table and bench chairs , also a fire box, fully serviced toilets.
It is very important that the entry gates to the park closes at 6:00pm or 18:00 hrs. You can leave the park at anytime you like. There is also information at the Rangers building for those who would like to know more about what you can do there.
A very highly recommended place to visit and enjoy.
Written April 7, 2021
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KenVicLee
Huntington Beach, CA2,075 contributions
Mar 2020
We were here with Echidna Walkabout to look for koalas. While having lunch we spotted a mob of kangaroos hopping at a fast clip through the forest. Something, or someone, had spooked them. I am all for seeing kangaroos up close (as we did at Bonorong Sanctuary outside Hobart) and in the wild (as we did earlier this day while at Serendip National Park), but there is an entirely different feel to seeing kangaroos moving at top speed to avoid some unpleasant situation.

Our tour guide from Echidna Walkabout would later guide us through the eucalyptus forest looking for koalas that one of their biologists had geo-marked that morning. It was amazing to see these animals in their natural habitat. Even our guide said that while she grew up in the area she had never been aware of how many koalas called this park home. A great place to spend a day hiking, looking for kangaroos and the shy koalas.
Written May 21, 2020
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Thanks so much for sharing your experience at You Yangs Regional Park with Echidna Walkabout. We're glad you enjoyed hiking as well as looking for kangaroos and koalas. Thanks again, Parks Victoria
Written June 5, 2020
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Digibaus
Melbourne, Australia38 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
If you can, get on a Parks Victoia walk. Run by knowledgeable volunteers Julie and David, its obvious they love the park. And its infectious , you will learn so much about the Park's history, local plants - and weeds. Walks are held on Saturday mornings...book on eventbrite.
Written April 23, 2022
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robynhum
Newtown Geelong94 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Did a free Parks Victoria guided walk today. I learnt so much that I had no idea about (and I've walked every track ). Sometimes we need to see familiar places through others eyes. Thanks David and Julie
Written May 28, 2022
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,268 contributions
May 2020
It was a perfect sunny Autumn day and 17 degrees C, and the first real day that Covid-19 restrictions had been had been partially lifted and the crowds flocked to the You Yangs. The car parks were packed and the walking trails similar. We elected to take the East West Walk around the mountain some 4.5 Kilometres of very pretty and interesting scenery and not so many people .A small negative-- the toilets are not that great for a Parks Victoria facility (hence the less than Excellent Rating) but compensated by the brilliant natural scenery..
Written May 16, 2020
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Thanks so much for sharing your experience at You Yangs Regional Park. Taking one of the less popular paths sounds like a great choice and definitely recommended during peak times at the park. We're glad you enjoyed the natural scenery. Please be assured your feedback about the toilets will be passed along to the local team. Thanks again, Parks Victoria
Written June 5, 2020
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Samir T
Point Cook, Australia30 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We live only 35 km from this park and we were quite surprised how less this serene place is talked about that we didn't know about it.

It is family friendly place with lot of walks in the bush surrounded by granite rocks. Kids loved climbing up the big granite rocks. The best part was climbing up the Flinders peak and enjoying beautiful views from the top. It was a good workout that we all loved. My 7 yr daughter could also happily climb 450 steps which has wide landing. The round trip was 1.5 has as we stopped for photos and views.

We can't wait to go back.

Being on height it can be bit cold and windy so always good ho have proper clothes and a beanie.
Written July 4, 2020
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Thanks so much for sharing your experience at You Yangs Regional Park! We're so glad you discovered the park and enjoyed your visit. We look forward to having you return again soon! Thanks again, Parks Victoria
Written July 9, 2020
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Clivenme2002
Melbourne, Australia554 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
Easy to get to, parking is ample but can get really hairy during the day. This place is just busy with hikers, cyclists, family picnics or just to enjoy the gorgeous views around and excellent if you want to be one with the nature.

We went here with our little boy, Jack Russel Cross. We took the east to west track. It suggested a 2 hour hike but we did it in over 3 hrs, with lots of picture taking, resting hydrating and sometimes carrying our small boy over big boulders.

This natural park is free admission but we really have to do our part too like picking after our dogs or taking the wrappers with you when you go home. There are NO bins anywhere in the track so be responsible and bring your rubbish when you go home. There are bins at the base where the parking is and toilet.

A must to bring:

Drinking water
Power/snack bar
Very comfy shoes as lots of boulders or jumping or climbing on tracks.
Maybe towel because you will really perspire....a lot!
Sun protection
Insect spray
If you are bringing your furry friend, water and poo bags are a must.

Written January 10, 2021
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Sallygeorge
Australia154 contributions
May 2020 • Family
Have visited many times, a great spot for mountain biking, walking, having a picnic. We visited today and there are currently clouds of very aggressive mosquitoes - bring the repellent!! It ruined what would otherwise have been a great day. (May)
Written May 17, 2020
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review You Yangs Regional Park. We're glad you enjoy visiting the park for mountain biking, walking and picnics. Thanks for providing advice about bringing repellent, we're sure it will be very useful to those planning to visit the park this month. Thanks again, Parks Victoria
Written June 5, 2020
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Corsa K
Aldinga Beach, Australia53 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
If you are looking for a Bushwalk with great views of the Geelong Area and Bay, this Park offers a good walk for all ages even smaller kids. There is picnic areas and good access roads around the park. You can drive up to the Turntable carpark which then leads to Flinders Peak Walk. Lots of steps up but after only a few winding stairs you can appreciate the beauty before you. Worth the drive and walk.
Written March 4, 2020
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Thanks so much for sharing your experience at You Yangs Regional Park. The information you’ve provided will be of great help to future visitors. We’re so glad to hear that you found the drive and walk worth it for those amazing views! Thanks again, Parks Victoria.
Written March 18, 2020
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billysax007
Grand Junction, CO6 contributions
Mar 2019
We were driven to this park in the morning and met with a ranger who guided us for several hours. An emu was running around the picnic ground with 6 youngsters trailing along. We learned it was a male, not the mother, and this is how emus are raised. Koalas abounded high in the gum trees, and wild kangaroos inhabited the bush.
Written February 12, 2020
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