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Mount Donna Buang

Donna Buang Road, Warburton, Victoria, Australia
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Family visit to the snow.

Visit to the snow for tobogganing at Mount Donna Buang early July but there was only minimal snow... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nicole P
,
Geelong, Australia
Going up to the top

The lookout was all made of metal. We walked on the stairs, 6 stores high. Once at the top, we... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Robby G C
,
Toronto, Canada
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“lookout tower” (7 reviews)
“donna buang” (13 reviews)
“picnic area” (3 reviews)
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Donna Buang Road, Warburton, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Visit to the snow for tobogganing at Mount Donna Buang early July but there was only minimal snow. Not enough for the kids to toboggan but enough for snow fights. Beautiful views for the look out at the top of Mount Donna Buang.

Thank Nicole P
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

The lookout was all made of metal. We walked on the stairs, 6 stores high. Once at the top, we had perfect views. It was amazing! It was as if we were in the Amazon! Wherever we looked there were lots of beautiful tropical trees....More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

I have frequented this area for many years. Its a stunning drive with twisting roads with stunning views of the mountain ranges which are filled with eucalyptus and tree ferns. For reviewers which say there is 'not much to do' - i don't really understand...More

3  Thank LaPricklyPear
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is the highest mountain within 1.5 hours drive of Melbourne, and one of the closest places where you can see snow at the right time most winters. The drive there is beautiful. I recommend stopping in Warburton, redwood forest and/or rainforest gallery on the...More

6  Thank traveltim
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Really enjoyed watching the sunset come down from here, and managed to capture some great pictures. Great place!

Thank mbetowler
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed walking through the bush trails, which there are many to chose from. There’s also a high observation tower you can climb up and see over the Yarra Valley.

1  Thank ianmurphy2014
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Unfortunately we went on a day of low cloud/mist so couldn't see much at all. The tower war eerily beautiful raising as it does into the clouds. If we had time we would have returned on a clearer day. It's on the return list for...More

Thank keithah2016
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

After what seems like a drive for every you do get to the summit of this mountain. Once there, there is a viewing platform which is not for the faint hearted, but worth it on a clear day. You can just make out the skyline...More

Thank Kerrie W
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Easy to access mountain close to Melbourne. Sometimes there is a little bit of snow in winter otherwise it’s just a nice place to visit and enjoy the views. There is a mineral water spring in the lower car park that is popular.

Thank jbxr6turbo
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

For generations Mount Donna Buang has been the go too spot to see snow without heading to ski resort. If your brave climb the lookout tower. On the way up stop at the natural spring. We meet people who had driven from Werribee just to...More

Thank JohnG3121
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Karyn B
4 July 2018|
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Response from traveltim | Reviewed this property |
According to the info site, the closest would be Ajay’s in Heathmont, which is not that near. However, chains are rarely needed in Mt. Donna Buang due to its low altitude.
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Prem K
13 June 2018|
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Response from traveltim | Reviewed this property |
Most of the time yes. Only when it’s snowing heavily will it be difficult for 2wd, and even then usually you can go with chains. At 1200m, it rarely gets heavy snow.
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Serene Y
30 May 2018|
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Response from traveltim | Reviewed this property |
It snows just a few times each year at Mt. Donna Buang. When there’s snow, you can use snow boots or just hiking boots or any boot that has reasonable grip.
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