The best vertical kilometre (1100m) training walk within 1.5 hrs drive of Melbourne. Walk from Warburton township to the summit of Mt Donna Buang. Excellent long distance of 12km. Excellent training walk for The Alps of Europe or NZ, Himalaya, Kokoda Trail, Pyrenees etc. and great alternative to the 1000 Steps walk. Passes through Mountain Ash, Myrtle Beach and Snowgum forests with Lyrebirds and Sambar dear. Average slope 19% or 1in 5.
There's plenty to keep you on the go with an extensive network of bushwalking and cycling trails. From the popular Lilydale - Warburton Rail Trail to the glorious vista of the Yarra Ranges National Park that cradles the upper reaches of the Yarra River there is a path for you. Road cyclists enjoy the scenic rides such as the O'Shannassy Aqueduct and the challenge of the Mt Donna Buang summit.