Fun at Mt Donna Buang

Mt Donna Buang is the closest mountain to Melbourne (just one hours drive) for snow play in the winter and forest fun in the summer.

Click here for real time snow reports.

The summit (1,245m) is located in the Yarra Valley, overlooking Warburton in Victoria.

There is a 21 metre high lookout tower on the summit providing panoramic views of the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne, and the Alps.

Picnic facilities are available.

Many walks start from the Summit. Some are listed below.

During Snow Season in Victoria, Mt Donna Buang Summit does receive some snowfall periods during Winter. Check the snow reports for updated information. When there is snow, it is a popular destination for Melbourne Families to do some snow play and enjoy the toboggan runs. There is no cost to go on the mountain and chains are usually not required.

Car parking is available at the summit through the day, however the summit gate is locked in the evening and when there is snow. At these times car parking is available at the gate and the summit can be accessed by a 300 metre walk along the road.

Keep an eye out for the elusive Superb Lyrebird during your visit.

Walks: For all information on walks available, visit Parks Victoria

Mt Donna Buang to 10 Mile Picnic Area
Distance: 1.2km
Time: approx 30 minutes
Grade: Moderate

Mt Donna Buang to the Rainforest Gallery
Distance: 3km
Time: approx 1.5 hours
Grade: Moderate/Hard

Mt Donna Buang to Mt Boobyalla
Distance: 2.5km
Time: approx 1.5 hours
Grade: Moderate

Mt Donna Buang return via Mt Victoria and 10 Mile
Distance: 6km
Time: approx 3 hours
Grade: Moderate