Mount Donna Buang via Mount Victoria Walking Track
6 h to 8 h 30 min 3 h 45 min to 5 h 30 min
↑ 1131 m ↓ -1131 m
Starting from the end of Martyr Road in Warburton, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Donna Buang and back. Venture up into the mountains on this challenging shaded walk through alpine ash landscapes for panoramic views over the area. There are plenty of lookouts along the way where you can take a breather. The elevated walkway will guide you through the Rainforest Gallery for the chance to see ancient old trees from a different perspective. There is also a picnic area with gas barbecues, fireplaces, picnic tables, toilets and a lookout. This is considered one of the most challenging hikes around Melbourne, and one should be prepared for a steep, unrelenting ascent to the top, with some muddy and slippery parts. This track is recommended for people with endurance fitness. Please note that dogs are not permitted in Mount Donna Buang or the Yarra Ranges National Park. And watch out for leeches. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.