Little River Historical Society Heritage Weekend - 11 and 12 May 2019.   - a great success with the two main events booked out beforehand!   

This 2019 event was being held as part of the Australian Heritage Festival 2019 following on from our successful heritage tour in 2018 - 

You Yangs Region - Rural Districts Heritage Tour May 2018 ... get the map!

The "Before 1850s" self-drive tour was a great success and now YOU can buy or download the map and notes here and notes and do your own tour too. 

The You Yangs and the surrounding area is an important Wadawurrung/Wathaurong Cultural region as well as a tourism and recreational precinct with a large number of international and local people visiting the region daily.

Check out our new signs in Lara as a pilot for other towns in our region.  

Ideally located within close proximity to Melbourne and both Avalon and Tullamarine airports, Lara and Little River railway stations and less than an hour's drive from Melbourne.

There are a number of attractions and facilities in the region already and more opportunities are available to new businesses.   

The granite peaks of the You Yangs dominate the skyline of Geelong and the region,  and the diverse landscapes  extend from the Brisbane Ranges and across the volcanic plains.  This area is also a popular location for local and overseas filming.   

The whole area is very popular for a wide range of recreational activities - bushwalking, mountain bike riding, horse riding, rock climbing, orienteering, camping, photography and touring.   An ideal family outing!

The You Yangs Regional Park, Brisbane Ranges National Park,  Serendip Sanctuary, Mt Rothwell, the nearby Werribee Wetlands, as well as private land in the region are home to a large variety of iconic Australian native wildlife - all within one hour of Melbourne.  

Visit the region and stay a while - you may find you don't want to leave!

Since a meeting on Wednesday 29 June 2016 where more than 120 people met in the Lara Community Centre to discuss tourism for the Lara, Little River, Anakie and Avalon areas - a lot of progress has been made.


We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Wadawurrung Country and pay our respects to their Elders and people, past and present, as we do to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people everywhere.

Coming Events here and nearby