Kevin Hoffman Walk is a passive, scenic trail with significant Australian native and indigenous vegetation, ground covers, flowering shrubs and trees, that overlook part of the tranquil Hovells Creek between Station Lake Road and Flinders Avenue in Lara Victoria (indicated by the red line below).

The lush Australian native growth enhances walking tracks that makes for a relaxing and beautiful stroll. A must see, community-supported project that is only about 800 metres long. Equipped with a lower, creek-side path and an accessible upper path (which utilizes part of Wingara Drive).

The gardens, situated upon a flood levee bank, have an Australian native gardens end between Station Lake and Walkers Roads. The indigenous Western Victorian Volcanic Plains and You Yangs Granite gardens are situated between the Walkers Road entrance and Flinders Avenue. 

Originally created and maintained by Kevin Hoffman and his family in the early 1970’s and with the support of the then Shire of Corio they commenced working together. The City of Greater Geelong took over the municipality and now help fund the operational maintenance.

After a deterioration in Kevin’s health in 2013, the Friends of Kevin Hoffman Walk Inc. was created, taking over from The Lara Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. in the administration of maintenance funding. The Friends of Kevin Hoffman Walk Inc. have taken over the role of assisting Kevin in general maintenance. Currently a Gardening contractor is employed one day a week to to ensure that this walk continues for all to enjoy well into the future.

Friends of Kevin Hoffman Walk Inc. are most appreciative of the assistance from the City of Greater Geelong Council and local corporate sponsors of the Walk. Local sponsorship and membership is crucial for the ongoing general maintenance of the Kevin Hoffman Walk.

You can download a map of the Kevin Hoffman Walk here.


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