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New nature trail opens in Ballarat

Visit Ballarat

21 Apr 2021

Filed underFamily Friendly

A new nature trail at Ballarat’s Woowookarung Regional Park is giving people another way to experience the area’s stunning wilderness and history.

The 1.8km Grass Tree Nature Trail starts at the park’s lookout on Bakers Road and follows the natural hills and valleys through forest, grass trees and wildflowers, as well as historic water races, mines and prospecting sites.

It features creek and road crossings to help people better access Woowookarung’s other trails and enjoy a natural forest experience.

The trail is open to walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders.

Woowookarung Regional Park adjoins the suburbs of Ballarat East, Canadian and Mount Clear and sits within the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung people.

Woowookarung means ‘place of plenty’.

The Victorian Government invested $78,000 towards the development of the Grass Tree Nature Trail through the Pick My Project initiative, with equivalent support coming from Parks Victoria.

“Woowookarung is a tremendous community asset and this trail adds another dimension to its appeal,” Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle said.

Click here to find out more about the park.

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The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.