Mount Donna Buang, Warburton

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Mount Donna Buang is a mountain in the southern reaches of the Victorian Alps of the Great Dividing Range, located in the Australian state of Victoria. Approximately from Melbourne with an elevation of 1250m, Mount Donna Buang is the closest snowfield to Melbourne.
In winter, it usually receives snow suitable for snowplay and tobogganing, and during the non-winter months the area is well visited by bushwalkers and cyclists. The summit of Mount Donna Buang is surrounded by alpine ash (or woollybutt) trees and sub-alpine snow gums, and at nearby Cement Creek there is a canopy walkway through myrtle beech and mountain ash trees known as the Mount Donna Buang Skywalk.
Mount Donna Buang is part of the Yarra Ranges National Park (established in 1995). The nearest serviced town to the mountain is Warburton.
The lower and middle slopes of the mountain are characterised by very tall forests of mountain ash with a cool temperate rainforest mid story on the southern slopes and sheltered areas elsewhere on the mountain. Trees such as myrtle beech, sassafras and soft tree fern as well as large shrubs like hazel pomaderris are fairly common in this zone. On the higher slopes sub-alpine species such as woollybutt and snowgum predominate, although myrtle beech is also common almost to the summit.
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  • Really is a special place to visit. The drive up th the lookout area is quite spectacular. The road is good, bitumen all the way. It winds up through some beautiful mountain ash country with tree fern...  more »
  • We visited the observation tower twice in Dec 18 (summer). There were great views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The 140 plus steps got the heart rate racing but good things cost don't they...  more »
  • I have been here in the winter months and seen so much snow and its just beautiful. Its equally as beautiful in Spring time too. We counted so many species of birds here on the day. The scenery is amazing to look at walking tracks all over to explore. There are descent facilities here and clean on all occasions we have been here. The rain forest gallery walk opposite the entry to Mt Donna Buang is certainly something to see while your here it just shows you how lucky we are here in Victoria, with a diverse range of Flora available no matter where we are. Highly recommend a visit here.
  • Fantastic place to toboggan and snow play for FREE when the snow season is good. Three slopes to play on, a bit hut with a big fireplace, toilets and a huge lookout tower. Also worth a visit in the summer. Plenty of FREE parking.

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