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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.
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.
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.
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 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
The You Yangs has two designated mountain biking areas that contain over 50 kilometres of exciting and environmentally sustainable trails…
Yellow Gum Picnic Area is one of several picnic areas located throughout the park. Big Rock, Valley, Lower and Turntable…
Great Circle Drive A 12km gravel road accessible by two wheel drive cars. The drive provides the full spectrum of…
Located just inside the main entrance to the park you will find the Park Office and Visitor Centre. Park information,…
Turntable Picnic Area provides electric barbeques free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis, and also wood fired barbeques, however…
- Visitor centre
- Electric/Gas BBQ
- Picnic Shelter
- Gravel carpark
- Sealed carpark
7 Apr 2018 8:30am-2:30pm
Cross Country Mountain Bike Race for individuals.
12 May 2018 9:30am-4:30pm
A self drive tour of the districts beginning with Traditional Welcome to Country Ceremony in the You Yangs Regional Park. There will be some fixed time events including family stories at a number of locations around the region, including You Yangs Regional Park, Lara, Balliang and Anakie. Sites and displays…
- You Yangs Regional Park - Kurrajong mountain bike area Map (PDF 979.4 KB)
- You Yangs Regional Park - Stockyards mountain bike area Map (PDF 1.6 MB)
- You Yangs Regional Park - Visitor guide (PDF 2.3 MB)
- You Yangs Regional Park - Visitor guide (accessible version) (MS Word Document 1.8 MB)
- You Yangs RP - Kurrajong MTB map (accessible version) (MS Word Document 1.4 MB)
- You Yangs RP - Stockyards MTB Map (accessible version) (MS Word Document 1.3 MB)