Set at 1245 metres above sea level, the peak of Mt Donna Buang is one of the best ways to enjoy the Yarra Valley’s panoramic views. From this viewpoint, you will get a broad view of the manicured gardens and dense woodlands found within the Yarra Ranges.
The drive up to the summit is beautiful as you can admire the views of Warburton and the Yarra Valley along the way. Also, keep your eye out for the beautiful lyrebirds as they forage along the roadside.
Mt Donna Buang Snow, Walks, Map & Accommodation
For those to head to the summit, there is a 21-metre high lookout tower which offers panoramic views over Melbourne, the Yarra Valley, Dandenong and Cathedral Ranges, Mount Baw Baw and the Alps. It is also the starting point for many of the walks on the mountain. There is also a picnic area located here which has BBQ’s, picnic tables and toilets. Please note that dogs are not permitted within the Yarra Ranges National Park.
During the summer months, Mt. Donna Buang is a haven for walkers and cyclists who come here to try the challenging terrain and enjoy the scenic views. There are three main walks in this area:
Mt Donna Buang to 10 Mile Picnic Area – Distance: 1.2km / Time: 30 minutes / Grade: Moderate
Mt Donna Buang to Mt Boobyalla – Distance: 2.5km / Time: 1.5 hrs / Grade: Moderate
Mt Donna Buang return via Mt Victoria & 10 Mile – Distance: 6km / Time: 3 hrs / Grade: Moderate
During the winter months, the Mt. Donna Buang summit becomes a fun area for snow play. Tobogganing is the main activity enjoyed up here as there are three toboggan runs that open up when there is snow. Toboggans are available for hire, however, there is no other equipment or clothing available for hire on the mountain itself.
There are approximately 20 car spots available at the summit, however, during winter months, this carpark is often closed and visitors will need to use the car park 300 metres down the mountain and walk their way up. The walk is not difficult.