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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 Jack Lucas 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 trees and sub-alpine snow gums, and at nearby Cement Creek there is a raised 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 (formed in 1995) in which there are a number of species that have become rare or threatened, including the slender tree fern, and the geebung tree. It contains a number of native mammals including the endangered Leadbeater's possum, and is home to 120 species of native birds. Some examples include the pink robin, yellow-tailed black cockatoo and the crimson rosella.
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  • Went there during our stay in Yarra Valley as it was a short drive from where we were staying. While snow chains are not required, do drive slowly as the roads are wet and frosty at certain parts. We ...  more »
  • Great views out over the Yarra valley and back into Melbourne. Cold during the winter months, the afternoon we went up had clear sky's making it cold but the brilliant sunset was worth it.  more »
  • We visited in July 2017, during winter time. Was a long and scenic drive from Melbourne. The town of Warburton is very pleasant. Be careful while driving, because frost does accumulate on the mountain...  more »

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