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Brenanah - Kooyoora State Park



With magnificent views and a rich variety of plants and animals, Kooryoora State Park is an ideal place for picnics, sightseeing, rock climbing, orienteering and nature study. Visit the Melville Caves, huge granite boulders thought to have been once used as a hideout for the bushranger ‘Captain Melville’.

Things To Do
Scenic Drive
Tour the road network 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 Mt Brenanah

Walking
Melville Caves Walking Track – 1 hour loop, 1km
Start on the opposite side of the Melville Caves Picnic Area and climb between boulders, passing Seal Rock. The track continues to the summit (steep grades in places) and Melville Caves Lookout. Return to the picnic area via the steep walking track that leads off from the summit or via the road past the Melville Caves car park.

Eastern walking track – 2½ hour loop, 4.5km
The Eastern Walking Track is a loop track leading off Back Road and is currently isolated from the main visitor nodes. About 700m along the track there is a rock lookout with a good view of the valley. Continue past a long rock down to the fenced bush paddock. The track crosses a creek then heads down through more rock formations before climbing out of the valley and returning to the car park.

Melville Caves Lookout – 15mins, 300m
This is a short walk commencing from the Melville Caves carpark. A directional disc on top of the boulders at the Lookout points out surrounding features and landmarks.

Southern Lookout Walking Track – 1½ hours, 1.8km
Start from the Melville Caves Picnic Area and follow the track to the Southern Lookout. Enjoy some of the best views from the park. Return to the picnic area via the same track.

Long Rock Walking Track – 2-3 hours, 5.3km
Start from either the picnic area or the campground. From the picnic area head to the Southern Lookout, then backtrack 200m to rejoin the track heading north. Walk in a clockwise direction to McLeod’s Lookout with magnificent views. The track continues south through remarkable rock formations and rock pools. From the campground, follow the walking track to McLeod’s Lookout and continue south to the Rock Pool and the picnic area. Return to the campground via the Southern Lookout walking track (turning north at the sign).

Melville Caves Lookout
Melville Caves Lookout walk – 15mins, 300m
This is a short walk commencing from the Melville Caves car park. A directional disc on top of the boulders at the Lookout points out surrounding features and landmarks.

Melville Caves Camping Area
For short stays camp at the Melville Caves Camping Area, 1km past the main Melville Caves picnic area. Facilities include toilets and wood barbecues. Collect only dead wood from the ground, or better still use gas equipment.

Melville Caves Picnic Area
Melville Caves Picnic Area has tables, shelter, toilets and water and is most popular for enjoying the natural features of the park.

Southern Lookout
Southern Lookout Walking Track – 1½ hours, 1.8km
Start from the Melville Caves Picnic Area and follow the track to the Southern Lookout. Enjoy some of the best views from the park. Return to the picnic area via the same track.


Address | Contact


Melvilles Caves Road,  Brenanah 3517, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: X920 Ref: J8

Web Links


Link Kooyoora State Park (Parks Victoria)

Link Map - Kooyoora State Park (PDF)

Link Park note - Kooyoora State Park (PDF)



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