You Yangs

You Yangs Bushwalking
The You Yangs Regional Park is approximately 55km southwest of the Melbourne CBD. Access to the park via the Princess Freeway is clearly sign posted near Lara.  The You Yangs are particularly close to the far western suburbs such as Werribee, Hoppers Crossing and Tarneit making them a perfect destination for a whole or half day trip.

You can enjoy magnificent views, birdlife, bushwalks and horse riding. The park has purpose built mountain biking areas covering over 50 kilometres.

You Yangs
Great view in the You Yangs
The You Yangs are such a popular destination it's definitely worth going early if you happen to be going on a public holiday.

Most walks are not particularly difficult although on extreme hot Melbourne days it can still be challenging. As always be prepared with adequate water, food, footwear and clothing.

Hiker in You Yangs Regional Park
Nice day out in the You Yangs
There are multiple car parks and picnic areas so if you don't want to go for a strenuous walk its still a great location for a family picnic.

The You Yangs are also notable for the Bunjil geoglyph that can be seen from Flinders Peak.
Bunjil geoglyph
Bunjil geoglyph

To get a good idea of where the You Yangs are located relative to Melbourne, please refer to this map.

There are several possible walks with in the park with official walks taking between 10 minutes to 2.5 hours return.

For a first time visitor I suggest you combine the Flinders Peak walk with the East-West walk.

Big Rock Walk
Big Rock Walk
Information from external websites
Get information from the Parks Victoria website here.
You Yangs Regional Park Visitor Guide (Parks Victoria. Link last checked 13-Nov-2019).


There are many walks to choose from in You Yangs Regional Park. Most of the walks are relatively small. The biggest challenge generally is hot weather and secondly your knees if you do the Flinders Peak walk. Other than these two things the walks in the park are very accessible.