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Mount Donna Buang

Donna Buang Road, Warburton, Victoria, Australia
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This is the highest mountain within 1.5 hours drive of Melbourne, and one of the closest places... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
traveltim
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Melbourne, Australia
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Brill place for a sunset

Really enjoyed watching the sunset come down from here, and managed to capture some great pictures... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
mbetowler
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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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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"above sea level"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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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.

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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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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The drive up the mountain from Warburton was challenging with tree ferns and various other trees lining the road (and quite close to the road) At the summit the clouds were very low but it was exciting. We climbed the lookout structure and couls see...More

Thank Ronald R
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the submit early morning while there were just a few people. Enjoyed the tranquility of the surrounding, snow, fresh air etc. Nearest snowfield in Melbourne without any fees to pay. Good for anyone who just want to experience snow, snow play, toboggan. No skiing,...More

Thank ahleong17
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Mount Donna Buang, via the interesting valley township of Warburton, is less than an easy 2 hours by road from Melbourne, making a visit an ideal day trip. This is a picturesque mountain, with giant ash forests, fantastic views of the Upper Yarra Valley and...More

Thank NOEL M
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hanis L
5 April 2018|
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Response from traveltim | Reviewed this property |
1). No. 2). Most of the time a normal car would be ok as there isn’t much snow there. Depending on conditions, you may be required to carry chains. Look up places where you can hire them, should be one in Warburton or... More
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Sarah P
8 September 2017|
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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is plenty of snow at Mt Donna Buang now, and plenty of places to take your dog. i suggest staying away from the summit area to minimise any issues with people and your dog - ample places to stop on the side of... More
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Sofia D
24 August 2017|
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Response from marylcarnely | Reviewed this property |
We live in Warburton so it really is the best way. sometimes the way from Healesville it not open due to road conditions
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