Grade 5

Mount Donna Buang to Dom Dom Saddle Hike (22.7km)

Yarra Ranges National Park



8 hrs

Grade 5

One Way





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Mount Donna Buang to Dom Dom Saddle Hike (22.7km)

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Mount Donna Buang to Dom Dom Saddle Hike (22.7km)

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Mount Donna Buang to Dom Dom Saddle Hike (22.7km)

2 Reviews on “Mount Donna Buang to Dom Dom Saddle Hike (22.7km)”

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  • Mt Boobyalla track cleared by Parks Vic and volunteers from Melbourne Walking club!

  • The key variable with this walk is how long it has been since the walking track over Mt Boobyalla has been cleared. If it has been a long time, you will need hot-pink plastic coloured tape to tie to bushes to mark the trail, because you will be following a single rut through impenetrable chest high undergrowth. If you lose that rut, you need to be able to back-up to where you had it. The problem is worse where a 70m eucalpt has fallen across the track, creating a slippery mess of broken branches and crushed undergrowth. Bashing your way around the mess and finding that rut as it continues on the other side of the mess is difficult. However, if the path has recently been cleared it would be a walk in the park. As for the other bits – the fire-breaks are really hard yakka, but impossible to lose. The roads are beautiful.

    1. Avatar of Darren Edwards Darren Edwards Trail Author

      That’s a great comment and update. You are right, this is not often walked, so its a lot about picking your timing or expecting a lot of challenging navigation.

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Mount Donna Buang to Dom Dom Saddle Hike

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