Flinders Peak
You Yangs Regional Park The granite peaks of the You Yangs rise dramatically from the surrounding volcanic plains between Melbourne and Geelong. Although only 348 metres high, they dominate the landscape, and are clearly visible from as far away as the bay side of Melbourne and beyond There are a variety of recreational pursuits, Walking, scenic drives, mountain biking, rock climbing, Horse riding, orienteering etc. http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/315631/Park-note-You-Yangs-Regional-Park.pdf The name "You Yang" comes from the Aboriginal words Wurdi Youang or Ude Youang meaning "big mountain in the middle of a plain". Aboriginal people enlarged natural hollows in the rocks to form wells that held water even in dry seasons. Explorer Matthew Flinders was the first European to visit the You Yangs. On 1 May 1802, he and three of his men climbed to the highest point. He named it "Station Peak" but the name was changed in 1912 to "Flinders Peak" in his honour. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Yangs
Copyright: Kevin Epps
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 31/12/2013
Uploaded: 21/01/2014
Updated: 13/10/2014


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