Smart Living Ballarat Talk - Your Guide to Woowookarung

What better way to spend your summer break than getting back to nature! We are intrinsically linked to the natural world around us, and Ballarat has some real gems on offer when it comes to parks and nature reserves, including Woowookarung Regional Park.


Designated a regional park by Park Victoria in 2016, Woowookarung - ‘place of plenty’ is part of the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung Aboriginal people.

The 641-hectare park is situated in Ballarat East, Canadian and Mount Clear. Perfect for bushwalking, trail running and cycling, Woowookarung offers a wonderful place to reconnect with the environment amongst the Messmate Stringybark, Grass Trees, and native heath.

We’ll be chatting with the Friends of Canadian Corridor about Wookwookarung: where to go, what to see and what to look out for whilst there. After this captivating talk you’ll be ready to hit the track and take your dog for a walk (on a lead of course) to scenic lookouts, or ride your horse through the former state forest and plantation, while keeping an eye out for kangaroos, echidnas, bird species, and colourful wildflowers.

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And if you haven’t been to the Dementia-friendly Forest and Sensory Trail then you’re really missing out on one of Ballarat’s newest treasures!

In 2021, Australia’s first Dementia-friendly Forest and Sensory Trail was created at Woowookarung.

“Just inside the park boundary, off Elsworth Street East/Katy Ryans Road, the gentle 1km trail features sensory aspects and quiet places for reflection. These features have been chosen to quietly evoke positive memories, feelings and sensations. With pathways to allow wheelchairs and carers, assistance dogs, and groups from residential aged care facilities, the trail is an accessible opportunity for people living with dementia to enjoy being in nature.”


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This event will be presented via Zoom and streamed live onto the Smart Living Ballarat Facebook page. A recording of the event will be available on the Smart Living Ballarat Facebook page instantly after the event.

To join live and be able to participate in the Q+A, please register for the Zoom presentation.

This free talk is hosted by Smart Living Ballarat for BREAZE Inc. in collaboration with the City of Ballarat and is part of a free series of monthly sustainability workshops presented every 3rd Wednesday of the month.