The waterways and bushland of this environmentally diverse area lies in the country of the Wadawurrung people who have protected and lived in the region over a thousand generations. Marvel at the natural beauty of You Yangs National Park, land made distinct by its smattering of granite peaks, wildllife and epic views. The You Yangs has over 50 kilometres of mountain bike trails for a range of abilities to explore or you can take a rejuvenating walk through the boulder-dotted parkland to Flinders Peak. For some top-notch wildflower spotting head to Brisbane Ranges National Park – where the special rocky habitat has preserved flora you won't see anywhere else. More of a salty sea person? Discover the wonders of Port Phillip's 16 bays, you'll find seals, dolphins (more on that later) and pristine swimming options galore.