Mount Donna Buang via Mount Victoria Walking Track

6 h to 8 h 30 min
3 h 45 min to 5 h 30 min

14.8 km
return

↑ 1131 m
↓ -1131 m

Hard track
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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Martyr Road & Wellington Road (-37.7499385,145.6844977)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom EastLink, M3
  • Turn on to Maroondah Highway Offramp then drive for 530 m
  • Keep right onto Ringwood Bypass, 62 and drive for another 45 m
  • Continue and drive for another 15 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 25 m
  • Continue onto Ringwood Bypass, 62 and drive for another 2.5 km
  • Turn left onto Maroondah Highway, 34 and drive for another 13.2 km
  • Continue onto Maroondah Highway, B300 and drive for another 1.7 km
  • Keep right and drive for another 145 m
  • Turn slight right onto Warburton Highway, B380 and drive for another 6.6 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Warburton Highway, B380 and drive for another 2.6 km
  • Turn left onto Warburton Highway Service Road and drive for another 175 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Warburton Highway, B380 and drive for another 13.9 km
  • Turn left onto Corduroy Road and drive for another 290 m
  • Turn right onto Settlement Road and drive for another 3.4 km
  • Turn slight right onto Station Road and drive for another 570 m
  • Turn left onto Warburton Highway, B380 and drive for another 4.1 km
  • Turn left onto Mayor Bridge and drive for another 70 m
  • Turn right onto Dammans Road and drive for another 430 m
  • Turn left onto Martyr Road and drive for another 470 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Martyr Road & Wellington Road Start heading along Mt Victoria Walking Track (a walking track).
After another 610 m (at the intersection of Mt Victoria Walking Track & O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail) continue straight, to head along Mt Victoria Walking Track.
After another 3 km (at the intersection of Donna Buang Road & Mt Victoria Walking Track) veer left, to head along Donna Buang Road (a road).
After another 10 m turn right.
After another 50 m head through/around the gate.
After another 1.4 km pass the "Mount Victoria" (20 m on your right).
After another 1.5 km continue straight.
After another 730 m turn left, to head along Donna Buang Summit Road.
After another 15 m turn right.
After another 40 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
After another 20 m come to a car park.
Turn sharp left, to head along Donna Buang Summit Road.
After another 6 m pass the sign (on your right).
About 30 m past the end is "Observation tower".
About 35 m past the end is a picnic table.
About 50 m past the end is "Mount Donna Buang".
About 70 m past the end is a picnic table.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 7.4 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Mount Donna Buang via Mount Victoria Walking Track


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 14.8 km
Time 6 h to 8 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 7.4 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
7.4 km[toilet]
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