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.Location and featuresIn 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.Flora and faunaThe 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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  • September 20, 2017
    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 a...  more »
  • September 17, 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 a...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    Fun road trip up the mountain, we were lucky enough to see snow and lots of it. We walked from the car mark to the summit area, which takes about 5 minutes. The road up is very windy but generally saf...  more »
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  • September 2, 2017
    Good for tobogganing and making snowman. Very picturesque. An on site coffee and chips stall. Planning to return in warmer weather to explore the walks. No entry fee required.
  • September 18, 2017
    Beautiful! And you can see snow for free! Loved just playing around in it.
  • September 4, 2017
    Awesome place to see snow,. not far from the although it is free , well maintained abd toilet facilities are available
  • August 19, 2017
    Very crowded car park. Would be easier if 2wd vehicles were not allowed cause many traffic jams
  • April 18, 2017
    Stunning views from the tower! Lovely spot to watch the sun come up

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