Autumn Wanderings – You Yangs Regional Park

On a recent weekend trip away we took the off ramp at Little River on the way to Geelong, we have never visited this area before and decided it was high time we did.

The surrounding area is quite flat and then there is this sudden upswell of land and we drive into the YouYangs Regional Park…….predominantly made up of giant Granite boulders. There are several dirt road tracks to explore, countless walking tracks and lots and lots of mountain bike and horse trail tracks, there is also rock climbing and abseiling. We did the Great Circuit Drive(12Kms), then drove up to Flinders Peak and then Big Rock………….wow what an understatement, that rock is enormous, you can walk on it; the shot with the smaller boulders and the tree is ON TOP of Big Rock! Great views over the western Plains and Geelong from up here. It must be (Dangerous) and spectacular in the rain.

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It was quite eerie in spots where the evidence of not too distant bush fires have devastated part of the Park, blackened trunks, no undergrowth and only a few trees with fresh growth at the top. We explored a pleasant few hours exploring this region, did a few walks and took lots of pics……great spot for some future photo shoots!

Until next time, safe travels and happy snapping…

~ Julz