East Track, Northern Range and Branding Yard Loop
2 h 45 min to 4 h
1 h 30 min to 2 h 15 min
This loop track starts near the Turntable Carpark, on Turntable Dr, in the You Yangs Regional Park, Little River. It curves along Flinders Peak via the East Track, along the Northern Range Walk, then past the Bunjil Geoglyph on the Branding Yard Trail. Experience a challenging hike in the rocky hills, and be rewarded with magnificent views of the You Yangs and the surrounding plains, as well as the coastlines, Melbourne city and Geelong. There’s a small detour off the main track towards the end, where visitors can discover the Bunjil Geoglyph, an eagle-shaped stone sculpture that commemorates the indigenous Creator Spirit, Bunjil and the Wathaurong Aboriginal people. Dogs are allowed on a lead, as there is wildlife in the area. The walk is great for working up a sweat, and is popular among hikers with some experience. Expect steep inclines and rocky parts with loose footing, and some slippery areas during summer days when the track is dry. Let us begin by acknowledging the Wadawurrung people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.