Mt Buangor

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Distance:  10 Km   |  Duration:  5 Hrs   |  Grade:  TBA   |  Rating:    |  Style:  Return   |  Map

About the Walk

Overview

A steep uphill climb past waterfalls, through eucalyptus forest to the sub alpine vegetation at the top of Mt Buangor. There is good chance of seeing eagles, fern filled gullies and extensive views of the western plains past Langi Ghiran. The endemic Mt Cole Grevillea may be flowering.

The Walk in Detail

A steep uphill climb past waterfalls, through eucalyptus forest to the sub alpine vegetation at the top of Mt Buangor. There is good chance of seeing eagles, fern filled gullies and extensive views of the western plains past Langi Ghiran. The endemic Mt Cole Grevillea may be flowering.

Directions
From the Ferntree Visitor Area follow the track that starts from behind the State Park Information Board (ignore the small track that veers left). Turn left at the first 'Mt Buangor' sign, right at the second and left at the third. Turn left at the T-intersection with Freemans Track (approximately one hour's walk).

Continue for approximately ½ hour until a sign on left directs you to Mt Buangor and there is a 'Beeripmo' sign on the right. Turn right. Follow the track to a signpost to Mugwamp campground.  Turn left. When the track meets the road turn left. Go through gate and campground is on your left.  This is a good spot for a break and there are toilets. Return to Freemans Track the way you came.

Cross road through log barrier (signpost 'Mt Buangor Lookout'). After second log barrier follow orange triangle past small cairn to a road. Bear left. Continue past signpost 'Mt Buangor State Park' to a turning circle (approximately ½ hour from Freeman's Track). On left follow a short track to a viewing site. Return to the turning circle and turn left.

Follow track past sign 'Management Vehicles & Walkers only'. At the arrow near a large log lying parallel to the track on your left, turn left. An indistinct track leads up to the top of the mount (elevation 987m) maked by a large cairn erected by Major Mitchell in the 1830's.

Retrace your steps for the return journey, except, at the second sign to 'Ferntree Visitor Area' turn right instead of left, past a waterfall. This track returns you to the car park.

Getting There

From Beaufort head west along the Western Hwy. Approximately 12 km out of town turn right onto Ferntree Gully Road at the 'Mt Buangor State Park' sign. Continue for approximately 6 km to the park entrance. ½ km further on turn right into Ferntree Waterfalls Rd. Continue past Bailes Visitor Centre on your left until to reach the Ferntree Visitor Area.

Walk Precautions

The track is steep in places and can be slippery. Good soled boots, strong knees, and/or walking poles, will help. There is a short section off track through grass

Additional Information

   Ferntree area: APV001 - InformationAPV002 - ToiletsAPV008 - Picnic TableAPV009 - FireplaceAPV026 - CampingAPV038 - Drinking Water

   Mugwamp: APV002 - ToiletsAPV009 - FireplaceAPV026 - Camping


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South West Victoria

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