Kooyoora State Park

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Kooyoora State Park

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Koyoora State Park is one of six Aboriginal Title parks in Central West Victoria, jointly managed by the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Parks Victoria. For more information on Joint Management, please visit the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board who oversee implementation of the Joint Management Plan 2018 - see relevant strategy and resources documents. 

Dja Dja Wurrung Country is a cultural landscape that is more than just tangible objects; imprinted in it are the dreaming stories, Law, totemic relationships, songs, ceremonies and ancestral spirits, which give it life and significant value to Dja Dja Wurrung People (Recognition Statement, RSA 2013). Parks Victoria pays our respects to Dja Dja Wurrung Elders, past, present, and future. Aboriginal artefacts are protected by law. We ask visitors to be respectful and mindful to avoid disturbing this park’s rich cultural history. 

With magnificent views, a rich variety of plants and wildlife and stunning granite boulders, Kooyoora State Park protects some of north‐central Victoria’s outstanding natural features. The Dja Dja Wurrung name for Kooyoora is Guyura meaning mountain of light.

Kooyoora’s walking tracks and road networks are the best way to see the natural features of the park. Follow meandering paths along the valley and marvel at the remarkable granite boulders, rock wells and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside from the Melville Caves summit and Mount Brenanah.

There are ample opportunities for photography and nature watching along the different scenic tracks. For a walk with captivating views, hike 5.3km from the camping area to the lookout on the Long Rock Walking Track. Or bring your bike and tour the roads throughout the park, from Wehla Block through Melville Caves to Sunday Morning Hills, enjoying the magnificent view from Mount Brenanah. Relax at the Melville Caves Picnic Area where there are tables, shelter, toilets and wood barbecues set amongst the eucalypts and rock formations. The wood and fallen branches within the park are important habitats for many fauna, so please remember to bring your own firewood.   

 

Things To Do

 

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A Rockwell filled to the brim at Kooyoora State Park.

Hiking and Walking in Kooyoora

Kooyoora State Park's walking tracks offer spectacular vistas and the opportunity to navigate through breathtaking rock formations and natural habitats.
The view from inside a tent, looking out to the grassy landscape and cloudy sky.

Melville Caves Camping Area

For short stays, camp at Melville Caves Camping Area, located 1km past the main Melville Caves picnic area. Facilities include toilets and wood barbecues. Bring your own firewood or use a gas stove.

Bike riding in Kooyoora

Tour the roads throughout the park from Wehla Block through Melville Caves to Sunday Morning Hills to take in the diversity of landscapes and enjoy the magnificent view from Mount Brenanah.

Kooyoora State Park

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:

Kangaroos
Powerful owls
Wedge-tailed eagles
Wallabies

Tours and adventure experiences in parks

One of the best ways you can get into nature is with a Licensed Tour Operator.

There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.

Discover more than 60 different types of nature-based experiences including hiking, mountain biking, boating, four-wheel driving, indigenous culture tours, birdwatching, surfing, diving and so much more. 

Licensed Tour Operators know the all best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

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How to get there

Kooyoora State Park

Kooyoora State Park is about 220km north-west of Melbourne, just west of the Calder Highway between Inglewood and Wedderburn.

Need to know

Kooyoora State Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Melville Caves Walking Track

    Kooyoora State Park - Melville Caves Walking Tk Closure

    The Melville Caves Walking Track within Kooyoora State Park is closed until further notice due to dangerous and unsafe track base. 
    Park Victoria thank you for your understanding and apologise for the inconvenience. 

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Seasonal road closures 2022

    Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

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