Kooyoora State Park, Inglewood

#203 of 334 in Nature in Victoria
Kooyoora State Park is a state park in Victoria, Australia located 220 kilometres (140 mi) northwest of Melbourne, and 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west of Inglewood. It is a 11,350-hectare (28,000-acre) reserve comprising box-ironbark forest and rocky granite outcrops, including the Melville Caves. Popular activities include bird watching, horse riding, camping, caving, rock climbing, fossicking, and bush walking. Facilities include walking tracks, lookouts, a campground, toilets, and a picnic ground complete a covered shelter featuring a stone fireplace with chimney.
Kooyoora State Park was proclaimed in 1985. The original inhabitants of the area were the Jaara people who used the rock caves and shelters for protection from the weather. European settlers moved into the area in the 1840s and gold mining commenced in the late 1850s. The bushranger, Captain Melville is believed to have used the area as a hideout.
The native grasslands provide a food source for kangaroos and wallabies.

Key tree species include Blakely's Red Gum, Yellow and Grey Box and Red Ironbark.
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  • Beautiful national park full of wildlife Landscape spectacular Full of crazy bolders Like the land of the giants A must see Free camping grounds Toilets Water and fire pits available Part of the...  more »
  • The view on top of the hill was so wonderful it was beyond our expectation. The rock formations are mind boggling. There is a picnic area with BBQ and toilet facilities. Family with children will...  more »
  • Good and beautiful national park. Had fun camping there in spring. Also close to boulders.
  • Gorgeous park! Great camping spots and awesome attractions. Perfect for groups and pack hiking.
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