Activities in the area

There are an abundance of activities for you to enjoy in the surrounding area, whether you are looking for adventure or
explore or discover there is something for everyone!

 
 
 

off the farm

RAIL TRAIL
The trail in the Yea area begins at Tallarook and ends at Mansfield. The rail trail runs through the south western end of LarnOO and you can take a ride all the way to Mansfield if you are feeling energetic! 

The trail is Australia’s longest continuous rail trail, with Victoria’s longest rail trail tunnel at Cheviot, the trail winds between the small bush township of Tallarook and Mansfield in the foothills of the Victorian Alps. Along the way, the trail takes you from the banks of the beautiful Goulburn River and up the Goulburn Valley, past granite-boulder strewn hillsides, taking riders through numerous small small villages and the townships of Yea, Yarck and Bonnie Doon, all great places for a food and drink stop.

With plenty of Australian wildlife out and about it’s your chance to get up close to echidnas, wallabies, kangaroos and native birds in their natural surroundings.

Riders pass some impressive infrastructure, the long, dark Cheviot Tunnel and the Bonnie Doon Bridge spanning Lake Eildon. The trail makes its way through rich farmland brimming with birdlife and scattered with magnificent stands of ancient red gums, before finishing in Mansfield. More...


HIKING
There are so many options to explore at LarnOO. Take  the challenge and hike to the top of the Joseph's Peak or wander the east west link track to the Goulburn River and back - 14 km round trip. More...


BOATING
For Boat owners the Goulburn River and nearby Eildon Weir offer diverse boating activities including fishing, water skiing and sight seeing - a unique opportunity to enjoy your time at LarnOO. More...


FISHING
The Yea district has a lot to offer the recreational angler. Undoubtedly the picturesque Goulburn River with its cold irrigation waters, is the areas main trout fishery, attracting international and local angler’s interest.
However, some of the areas lesser known fishing gems can be found in the nearby Yea and Murrindindi Rivers and the popular King Parrot Creek.
All these rivers provide excellent and accessible places to catch that elusive fish. Try fly, lure or bait fishing for wild trout in the regions scenic rivers.
A Recreational Fishing Licence is required for all forms of recreational fishing in the freshwater's around Yea. You can purchase a RFL,  bait or tackle at local service stations. More...


BRIDGE TO BRIDGE
Float, fish or canoe your way downstream from the Ghin Ghin bridge and step ashore at LarnOO's  bridge some 7.5 kms downstream. The river falls 8 metres over this length and there are no rapids but there is exciting fast water when the river is high after rainfall or when water is released for irrigation.


YEA WETLANDS
One of Yea’s best kept secrets, the Y Water discovery centre at the Yea Wetlands offers a unique look at the history, cultural heritage and flora and fauna of this special place.

The Wetlands are a short walk from the Yea town centre and accessible via a boardwalk, walking track and footbridges.

Bushwalking, birdwatching and simply relaxing and taking in the surroundings are all recommended, while the nearby Y Water Discovery Centre offers interactive interpretive displays on the ecology of the Yea Wetlands. More...


GOLF
Yea Golf Club presents its scenic 18 hole, 5700 metre, 70 par golf course with excellent grass greens and irrigated fairways.
Green Fee players are made welcome. The course is open all year round with Members competition days generally being Wednesday morning and Saturday afternoon.
The Club offers a friendly Country Club atmosphere with a beautifully presented course. More...


HORSE RACING
The Yea Racing Club is located in the beautiful town of Yea. With a long history of racing, records exist showing that the races were held at Yea before 1900.  The Club holds a great tradition within the local community.

Yea Racing Club is family friendly and every meeting has a free jumping castle, free pony rides plus face painting.

The racing club is co-located with the Yea Golf Club and is well appointed with extensive parking and general public facilities. There are three horse race meetings each year and it’s best to check the Yea Race Club website for dates  More...