• A Sensational and Calming Stroll

    Kevin Hoffman Walk is a passive, scenic trail with significant native and indigenous vegetation.

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The Kevin Hoffman Walk

Kevin Hoffman Walk is Lara’s native garden trail that stretches along the east side of the Hovells Creek.

The Walk is a gentle walking track that showcases a unique collection of native plants, sculptures, birds and wildlife.  

Kevin Hoffman, his family and supporters have shaped this significant native garden path since 1970, with its lush ground covers, flowering native trees and shrubs.  

This project was initially supported by the Shire of Corio and this continues with the City of Greater Geelong, along with local businesses and community groups.    

In 2013, Friends of Kevin Hoffman Walk Inc. were formed to ensure that this native walking trail continues to be well-maintained and evolve, for the enjoyment of all.

“It’s a garden of awesomeness!”

Dawson, age 8



About Kevin Hoffman

During the 1970's, the Hoffman family moved into Wingara Drive in Lara. They began looking after the trees that developer, Ian McClean Turner, had planted and from there the Kevin Hoffman Walk started and evolved over the years to what it is now...

Kevin Hoffman, not just a passionate gardener and landscaper, but a a fitter and turner by trade. A man with a hobby in photography that made him a very well respected and locally acclaimed photographer in the Geelong area. He has recently turned 80 and still has input into how the Kevin Hoffman Walk looks.


The Friends of Kevin Hoffman Walk

The Friends of Kevin Hoffman Walk group was formed in 2013 to assist Kevin with managing the maintenance of The Kevin Hoffman Walk in Lara and to preserve this significant native garden for future generations to enjoy.

The group benefits from the generous support of sponsors to continue the general, day-to-day maintenance and has a partnership with the City of Greater Geelong council for heavy repairs and maintenance.