Want to get amongst nature, take in some magnificent views all the while getting your step count up? Then a hike through the You Yangs is exactly what you need. Featuring beautiful birdlife, dramatic granite peaks and a 50km mountain bike trail, the You Yangs is a haven for all the nature lovers in our lives. Here’s what to put on your day trip itinerary if you’re heading over for a visit.
Animal encounters at Serendip Sanctuary
Get up close and personal with some of the resident wildlife at Serendip Sanctuary. Say hi to an emu, meander past grazing kangaroos and pack your binoculars for a spot of bird watching.
Get the adrenaline pumping
Thrill-seekers - this one is for you. Bring your mountain bike and soar down 44km of thrilling tracks. Track types available include downhill, cross country and pump track. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned professional or an absolute beginner, there’s a track to suit your capabilities. Not confident in pushing off on your own? Join a cycling tour led by a seasoned professional.
Clamber to the top
Featuring 352m of granite peaks, the You Yangs is a hotspot for climbing and abseiling enthusiasts. Bookings are essential for groups but not required for individuals. A stunning panorama across the bay awaits you at the summit.
Enjoy the lush greenery and the dramatic mountain scenery by way of horseback. The Western Plantation offers three looped horse riding trails marked with arrows and in close proximity to parking.