• Brisbane Ranges National Park - renown for its diversity of wildflowers, geology and wildlife  -   short and long bushwalks, rock climbing and abseiling, orienteering and 4 camping grounds.  On Trip Advisor
  • You Yangs Regional Park - well known by international visitors - wildlife, koalas and research, recreation, cycling, mountain bike riding, horse riding,  rock climbing and abseiling, orienteering.  On Trip Advisor
  • Serendip Sanctuary – is the perfect place to learn about and experience birdlife and wetlands ecology,  -  wildlife sanctuary, kangaroos, birds, breeding  On Trip Advisor
  • Kevin Hoffman Walk a gentle walking track that showcases a unique collection of native plants, sculptures, birds and wildlife in Lara.
  • "Farming Moorabool" - organise a special group farm gate tour and find local produce in the nearby area.
  • Roraima Nursery's display gardens in Lara featuring unusual plants together with industrial artefacts, recycled materials, and innovative landscaping ideas. Open 9am - 4pm 7 days a week -  gold coin donation.  20 Swan Street, Lara   (03) 5282 8704   Flame Tree Cafe is also on site. 
  • Reserves along the Little River and Werribee River eg Ripley Reserve 2525 Bacchus Marsh-Geelong Rd Balliang VIC 3340

  • Scenic landscapes – You Yangs, the Granites, Anakie hills, Little River and Anakie gorges, picturesque treed valleys and open volcanic plains, tree-lined country roads amongst attractive farm vistas.


  • Wildlife Tours - Echidna Walkabout brings international guests to the You Yangs and Serendip to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat as part of their small group nature tours as well as cruise ship tours.   See website if you have guests or are wishing to join a tour.  


Also check more about What's in this Region - there is so much on offer. 



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.