While staying in this region -   you will be ideally situated to take day trips by car or train to visit Melbourne .... only about an hour away

and Geelong which is even closer.    

and nearby you can do day visits to - 

  • Bacchus Marsh Village - with local produce,  Pick Your Own farms [seasonally]
  • Lerderderg Gorge, Werribee Gorge, Long Forest Nature Reserve, and Wombat State Forest 
  • Torquay and the Surf Coast
  • and the famous Great Ocean Road.
  • Point Cook RAAF Museum, Point Cook Homestead and Point Cook Coastal Park and Cheetham Wetlands


Special Events nearby

The famous Meredith Music Festival - annual festival 

The Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition is held at Avalon every two years. One of Asia-Pacific's most prestigious aviation and aerospace events and the most comprehensive aviation, aerospace and defence exposition in the southern hemisphere.

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.