Location, location, location - Ideally located within an hour of Melbourne and close to Geelong and the famous Great Ocean Road.

We even have our own airport in the region.

There is plenty in this special region already and opportunities for sustainable growth without losing the beautiful rural farming qualities.

COME and STAY here for a few days and check out what is on offer in the region.

Cyclists, bushwalkers, foodies, nature, wildlife and history lovers, wildflower and plant enthusiasts, families, overseas tourists - all come to visit.   

Some of the local activities and facilities are listed - and more to come!


Food and Wine

Airport and Transport

Nature and Outdoor



... and nearby



Your input PLEASE!

This website aims to encourage and promote our special region for tourism and recreation.   

Do you have or are you planning - accommodation, tourism activities or recreational opportunities in the region - Little River, Lara, Balliang, Staughton Vale, Steiglitz, Anakie, Brisbane Ranges, and all in between etc?  

"There are opportunities to enhance the tourism industry in rural areas through well designed developments that are associated with the farming or rural use of the land".  [from a City of Greater Geelong Planning Scheme online document].

We will be delighted to provide you with free promotion  [no catch and no upselling!]

Note -  comments, additions, corrections to the website welcome too please - email youyangsregion@gmail.com


Help from Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine!

On 16 May 2017, Deputy Executive Director Brett Ince updated us on the new regional tourism strategy with plans underway to promote the You Yangs Region. They are a membership based organisation and wish to work closely to help promote local businesses.

Di Nelson, TGGB Business Development Manager is keen to talk with local businesses regarding membership and how Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine can assist and promote you  - please call her on 5244 7109 or email dnelson@tourismgeelongbellarine.com.au.


Coming Events here and nearby

04 Nov 2018
08:00AM -
Lara Fun Run/Walk
11 Nov 2018
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Little River Food Share
07 Dec 2018
08:00AM - 04:30PM
Meredith Music Festival - Friday to Sunday
01 Mar 2019
10:00AM - 04:30PM
Australian International Airshow - Avalon, Lara Friday to Sunday
03 May 2019
WILD KOALA DAY around Australia