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Mount Buangor State Park

Ferntree Falls
A view
from Wayne
The Cave
from Wayne
from Wayne
Bukkertillible cave
from Wayne
New footbridge on the Middle Creek Walk trail
from Yvette Hollings
Lunch break - check that view!
from Yvette Hollings
End of the day - all the crew
from Yvette Hollings
Ferntree Waterfalls
from Daniel Harrington

Change of conditions

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  • The section of Saddle Road between Buangor Common Track and Ferntree Waterfalls Road, is suitable for 4WD vehicles only (not AWD) due to erosion. at Mount Buangor State Park, Thursday 30 November, 2017
  • The section of Middle Creek Walk and 2 Mile Circuit between Ferntree Waterfalls and Bailes visitor areas is closed due to a fallen tree blocking the staircase. at Mount Buangor State Park, Thursday 21 September, 2017

Park Statistics

  • Established:October 1989
  • Area:2400ha
Camp fires
Horse riding
Short walk

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.

There is a 15km network of walking tracks in the park; 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. 

How to get there

The park is located between Ararat and Beaufort on the Western Highway, Route A8. Take Ferntree Gully Road off the Western Highway. The camping areas are located just inside the park entrance.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

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Popular things to do

  • Walking Jenny Clayton Circuit Grade: EasyTrack: UndulatingDistance: 8.5kmTime: 2hr returnStart: Middle Creek Visitor CentreOpportunities exist for an easy walk or a…

  • Camping Car-based camping is available at Bailes, Middle Creek and tents only at the smaller Ferntree area.

  • Bailes Camping Area This camping area has spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and steep escarpments.AccessThe park is located between Ararat and Beaufort…

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