You Yangs Regional Park, Victoria

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#32 of 252 in Nature in Victoria
The You Yangs are a series of granite ridges that rise to 319m (Flinders Peak) above the Werribee Plain approximately 55 km south-west of Melbourne and 22 km north-east of Geelong, in Victoria, Australia. The main ridge runs roughly north–south for about 9 km, with a lower extension running for about 15 km to the west. Much of the southern parts of the ranges are protected by the You Yangs Regional Park.Although only 319 m at their highest, they dominate the landscape and are clearly identifiable from nearby Geelong, Melbourne and beyond. Camping is not permitted in the You Yangs. The foothills to the north of the peaks are home to Ford Australia's proving ground.The You Yangs are also the home of a Geoglyph constructed by the Australian artist Andrew Rogers in recognition of the indigenous people of the area. It depicts Bunjil, a mythical creature to the local Wathaurong Aboriginals. This geoglyph has a wing span of 100 metres and 1500 tonnes of rock was used to construct it, and was unveiled in March 2006.HistoryThe name "You Yang" comes from the Aboriginal words Wurdi Youang or Ude Youang which could have any number of meanings from "big mountain in the middle of a plain", "big or large hill", or "bald". The Woiwurrung word for granite stone 'yow.wong' is also a possibility. The Yawangi people probably enlarged natural hollows in the rocks to form wells that held water even in dry seasons.
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  • kami berkunjung ke you yangs saat spring, di mana banyak bunga liar berwarna kuning tumbuh di area taman. parkir mudah di dapat, jalur treking tidak terlalu sulit, dan baru berjalan sedikit sudah ada ...  more »
  • Free entry. Great tracks around the park. Loved the Great Circle drive. Dirt road and a few ruts in the road but the views were worth it. Lots of BBQ, toilets, parking and walking/bike tracks. Stunnin...  more »
  • A pleasant surprise, closer to Melbourne than I first thought and more to offer than initial expectations. Well signed posted throughout the park, Free entry and no car parking fees. We parked at the ...  more »
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  • Great place to come and adventure. Lots for everyone. Mountain bike trails with different levels. Horses being ridden. Dogs walked in leads. Great walking tracks and views from big rock are amazing. Plenty of people running the tracks as well. Very active area if you want it to be. Or great to sit and soak in nature.
  • Great tracks for running, walking and Mountain bike riding. Plenty of picnic areas. Fun for the whole Family.
  • Great escape without travelling too far from Melbourne. Loop track is a nice length and summit track decent enough to get the heart pumping.
  • Great spot in general, and bonus points for being able to walk your dog there. On the lead of course.
  • It's lovely. Lots of places to go inside the park so you can feel like noone else is there. Great walking tracks and YOU CAN TAKE YOUR DOG.

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