Mount Elephant

Mount Elephant is a perfect breached scoria cone that erupted maybe 180,000 years ago... read more.


Mount Elephant Estate Road, Derrinallum, VIC, 3325
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Mount Elephant is a perfect breached scoria cone that erupted maybe 180,000 years ago. It is part of a suite of volcanoes on the basalt plains of south-west Victoria from 30,000 to several million years old.

Located one kilometre west of the township of Derrinallum, on the Hamilton Highway. It is an easy one-hour drive from major regional centres of Geelong, Ballarat, Warrnambool and Hamilton, and a comfortable two-hour drive from Melbourne.

Mount Elephant is an extinct volcano. It is a landmark standing above plains and lakes of western Victoria. The views from the top are a stunning reward for the energetic visitor. You can see forever.

There is a growing number of kangaroos and wallabies which can be found in the bush around the base. Hawks and eagles patrol overhead searching for unwary rabbits, while many smaller birds flit among the denser vegetation.

A modern Visitor Centre with unique design and spectacular views provides nature displays, light refreshments and toilets. It is manned by local volunteers who have the answer to any questions.

Mount Elephant is open every Sunday afternoon or any other time by appointment.

The Visitor Centre is available for hire to groups of up to 50 people. Catering can be arranged. Education packages can be provided for school groups of any level.


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