• Length: 10.3km

  • Duration: 3-4hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Ferntree Visitor Area

  • End: Ferntree Visitor Area

  • Closest Town: Beaufort and Ararat

  • Location: Buangor State Park

  • Distance from state capital: 183km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.3104306200

  • Longitude: 143.2400733200

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The Mount Buangor Walk is a 10.3km, grade 3 circuit hike located in the Mount Buangor State Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3-4 hours to complete.

Summary

Starting at Ferntree Visitor Area, a steep uphill climb past waterfalls, through eucalyptus forest to the sub alpine vegetation at the top of Mount Buangor. There is a 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 depending on the time of year of your visit

Getting there

The Buangor State Park is located between Ararat and Beaufort on the Western Highway, Route A8. 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.

Total distance: 10299 m
Max elevation: 976 m
Min elevation: 541 m
Total climbing: 627 m
Total descent: -626 m
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