Mt Donna Buang

Mt Donna Buang summit (1,245m) is located in the Yarra Valley, overlooking Warburton in Victoria.

There is a 21 metre high lookout tower on the summit providing panoramic views of the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne, and the Alps.

Picnic facilities are available.

Many walks start from the Summit. Some are listed below.

During Snow Season in Victoria, Mt Donna Buang Summit does receive some snowfall periods during Winter. Check the snow reports for updated information. When there is snow, it is a popular destination for Melbourne Families to do some snow play and enjoy the toboggan runs. On occasions, due to heavy snow fall, it is necessary to carry and fit snow chains to two-wheel drive vehicles. Check out the daily snow report before you leave in the morning for chain requirements for two-wheel drive vehicles. Chain days are called in the morning around 6am on the day, as snow conditions can be unpredictable days in advance.

Car parking is available at the summit through the day, however the summit gate is locked in the evening and when there is snow. At these times car parking is available at the gate and the summit can be accessed by a 300 metre walk along the road.

Keep an eye out for the elusive Superb Lyrebird during your visit.

Walks: For all information on walks available, visit http://parkweb.vic.gov.au

Mt Donna Buang to 10 Mile Picnic Area

Distance: 1.2km

Time: approx 30 minutes

Grade: Moderate

Mt Donna Buang to the Rainforest Gallery

Distance: 3km

Time: approx 1.5 hours

Grade: Moderate/Hard

Mt Donna Buang to Mt Boobyalla

Distance: 2.5km

Time: approx 1.5 hours

Grade: Moderate

Mt Donna Buang return via Mt Victoria and 10 Mile

Distance: 6km

Time: approx 3 hours

Grade: Moderate

 

 

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Snowy Mt Donna Buang

I don't think I'm ever going to tire of just getting in the car and heading up to see the snow on Mount Donna Buang in Warburton each winter. It always feels just a little bit magic.