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  • There is a fire north-east of Mt Donna Buang Summit. The Boobyalla Walking Track and Mt Victoria Track are both closed at Mt Donna Buang Summit. For latest information on fires go to at Mt Donna Buang Summit, Saturday 2 March, 2019
  • There is a fire north-east of Mt Donna Bunang Summit. The O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail is currently closed at Mt Donna Buang Rd, Cement Creek Rd and Road 1, Warburton Highway. For latest information on fires go to at O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail, Saturday 2 March, 2019
  • In October 2018, Parks Victoria commenced repair works at Badger Weir Picnic Ground. After sustaining significant storm damage in October 2016, Badger Weir Picnic Ground has been closed to the public. It has already undergone several stages of site clean-up. It is now closer to being open to park visitors and the local community. For more, read the latest community update (PDF) at Badger Weir Picnic Area, Tuesday 22 January, 2019
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Camp fires

A detailed assessment of accessibility was completed in 2012 of

  • Badger Weir Picnic Area
  • Mt Donna Buang Summit
  • Dom Dom Saddle Picnic Area
  • Fernshaw Picnic Area
  • O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail
  • Rainforest Gallery

For information about the accessibility of these areas and photos, refer to the links below.

  • family picnic at table - metro park

    Badger Weir Picnic Area Badger Weir Picnic Area is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic or barbecue. Visitors can enjoy fresh mountain air and forest walks passing through ancient fern gullies, across clear…

  • family picnic

    Mt Donna Buang Summit At an elevation of 1245 metres, the summit features a lookout tower which is 21 metres high and offers panoramic views over Melbourne, the Yarra Valley, Dandenong and Cathedral Ranges,…

  • Dom Dom Saddle picnic area

    Dom Dom Saddle Picnic Area Accessibility InformationDom Dom Saddle Picnic area is located on the Black Spur and is accessible from Maroondah Highway.Picnic FacilitiesThere are several picnic tables scattered on the site near the carpark.…

  • Fernshaw Picnic Area

    Fernshaw Picnic Area Accessibility InformationPicnic FacilitiesThe picnic area has 6 picnic tables scattered throughout a European garden area, a gas barbecue, toilet block and information shelter.Picnic table at Fernshaw picnic areaMost of the…

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    cycling - metro park

    O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail Nestled above the floor of the Upper Yarra Valley, O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail follows the historic open channelled O’Shannassy Aqueduct, meandering through pristine forest whichhas been protected for nearly 100 years…

  • walking - park

    Rainforest Gallery (Donna Buang) This beautiful site features a 40 metre long observation platform (one of only three of its type in Australia) which takes you into the rainforest canopy 15 metres above the…

  • All-terrain wheelchair A TrailRider all-terrain wheelchair is available for park visitors with mobility limitations to access various walking trails in the park. The TrailRider requires a minimum of two operators. Four operators…