• Length: 10.3km

  • Duration: 3-4hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Ferntree Visitor Area

  • End: Ferntree Visitor Area

  • Location: Mount Buangor State Park

  • Closest Town: Beaufort and Ararat

  • Distance from CBD: 183km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.31043062

  • Longitude: 143.2400733

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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.

Hike 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 Mount Cole Grevillea may be flowering depending on the time of year of your visit.

About the region

The Mount Buangor State Park allows you to explore a variety of landscapes including eucalypt forest, creek flats, waterfalls and steep escarpments. From the peak of Mount Buangor, the highest in the area, you can experience spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. At Mount Buangor there is a 15km network of walking tracks, many extend into the adjoining Mount Cole State Forest. Middle Creek is a good spot for large groups to camp or for camping in caravans. The section of the Bukkertillible and Sugarloaf walks between The Cave and 2 Mile Circuit is a semi remote and steep walk suitable for experienced bushwalkers only. Please be aware that in wet conditions this section of track can become quite slippery.

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 'Mount 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.

GPX File

Total distance: 10299 m
Max elevation: 976 m
Min elevation: 541 m
Total climbing: 633 m
Total descent: -632 m
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4 thoughts on “Mount Buangor Walk (10.3km)

  1. Really enjoyed this walk. It is quite steep but the lookout at the top is wonderful. It was quite protected from the NE wind which was also lovely.

  2. I did this walk yesterday, it was lovely – my only issue was leaches! But once they were dealt with it was plain sailing. I’m going to have to do it again though, because my view from the top was just of clouds! My first experience using a gpx file and it worked perfectly. Loved that I got to experience a bit of the beeripmo track too, want to take the kids on their first o/n hike there soon. Thanks so much for this.

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