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Mount Buangor State Park
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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.
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Mars
Ballarat, Australia90 contributions
Mount Buangor Walk from Ferntree Gully
Feb 2021 • Solo
A reallly lovely approx 10km hike from Ferntree Gully carpark. I took the first turn off into Mt Buangor coming from Beaufort and it's a dirt road which is pretty smooth until you actually enter into the park and it's rocky af. I drive a small 2WD and just slowed right down and it's still fine but really rocky and quite a few holes in the road. I didnt have much reception with optus for most of my drive but better reception during my walk. I solo hike but I would recommend going with other people on this hike haha the majority of the hike (after the fern gully falls) before it meets with the Beeripmo track is overgrown and not well maintained - I was swamped in bush a few times and there are quite a few trees fallen onto the path so be wary. Otherwise it is a sort of eerie but lovely and tiring walk. The day I went was foggy so even when I got to the top of the walk at the Buangor lookout it was all fogged out. It took me 2.45mins to complete the walk. There is a toilet at the car park
Written February 28, 2021
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NigelBN
Gloucestershire, UK209 contributions
We weren't camping but appreciated a short break under the trees not far from the highway
Sep 2017 • Couples
We were driving the highway and looking for somewhere to stretch our legs. We'd seen beforehand that this state park was close to the road, and so we took the well signposted junction and the 10 minute drive to reach the park. The road changes from sealed to sandy as you approach / enter the park. The park is there for campers and people who want to enjoy the bush. It has only the most basic sanitary facilities and an information board. The rest is trees and bush and nature.

As I say, we weren't camping, so most folk reading this review will be looking for far more practical information / feedback about facilities. We just wanted a break to stretch our legs and breathe, and it was fine for us and suited our needs very well. I think what impressed us was just how quickly one can go from a dual carriageway highway to solitude and silence.
Written November 27, 2017
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Pauly B
Melbourne, Australia145 contributions
Great for hikers and overnight campers; my 3 rules for Mt Buangor
Oct 2017 • Couples
About 2 hours from Melbourne Mt Buangor is a hidden gem for campers and hikers. There are 3 separate camp sites along a central road and all offer something a little different depending on your needs (the first site, Middle Creek is much larger with and can accommodate family sized tents whilst the last site, Ferntree is much more suited to smaller backpacker style tents and is set amongst trees and ferns). There is a network of hiking trails that criss-cross the park and the more adventurous can attempt the "big" hike to the peak of Mt Buangor itself. There are enough wineries nearby to satisfy those looking for more sedate activities and towns close by for resupply. So...here are my 3 rules:

1. Determine your type of camping and choose your site accordingly
2. Plan to visit some local wineries and towns during the day
3. Book in advance (the sites are available on ParkStay and need bookings).

Have a blast!
Written October 16, 2017
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Kate4710
Greater Melbourne, Australia40 contributions
Really beautiful
Oct 2017 • Family
It would be good if there was a bit more information on the drive in etc - I (luckily) correctly guessed which roads I needed. The waterfall was beautiful - must be magnificent in winter!
Written October 16, 2017
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MichelleM5
Dandenong, Australia33 contributions
Lovely little waterfall
Mar 2017 • Couples
Visited on the Labour Day long weekend and it hadn't rained in a while so the waterfall wasn't flowing much. Night area though. Don't follow GPS to get in, follow the signs off the highway.
Tracks are a tad overgrown and there were a few downed trees to climb over but its a nice little track round the falls.
Written March 13, 2017
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia34,713 contributions
great spot
Feb 2016 • Friends
You've probably driven past the snow gum covered mountain hundreds of times and thought how lovely it looked. when you actually turn off highway you find a fantastic mountain wilderness. the mountain features lots of great free camping spots.. my fav is fern-tree camping area that is an easy drive from turnoff from the western hwy. than from campsite it's a short walk to the ferntree waterfall and sugarloaf viewpoint. you can also continue hiking onto nearby mt cole.
Written January 31, 2017
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Sarah B
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
A Beautiful, hidden treasure
Jun 2013 • Couples
The Mount Buangor State Park is a beautiful part of the Pyrenees Region.
It's close to our property and so we will often drive to go for a walk there.
It's a beautiful place.

In total, there is 15km network of walking tracks in the park with many extending into the adjoining Mount Cole State Forest.
Middle Creek is a good spot for large groups to camp.
There are some beautiful falls in the park too.
We found this link helpful.
http://www.pyreneestourism.com.au/media/uploads/mtbuangormap.pdf
Written April 8, 2014
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