Mount Rouse

Mount Rouse, Penshurst: Tickets, Tours, Address, Mount Rouse Reviews: 4.5/5

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Abono
Melbourne, Australia36 contributions
Stunning view, interesting geology
May 2021
I love Victoria's extinct volcanoes and Mt Rouse is an interesting complex volcano. Lookout has stunning views over the plains. Picnic area is fine and you can drive from there to the lookout. Further below is a walk to the water filled crater, and I saw so many roos on my sunset walk. Visit the nearby excellent Volcanic Discovery Centre in Penshurst to learn more about local volcanics.
Written May 13, 2021
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Paul_n_Cris
Melbourne, Australia1,738 contributions
Nice view with easy access
Jan 2021 • Couples
The access to the reserve and the mount are well sign posted right from town. As you enter the reserve there is a parking area for access to the creater that is on the side of the Mount. Next stop is a picnic area that has a toilet and several picnic tables. If you have a caravan or large trailer, best park here. At the top there is a small parking area and if there is another visitor parked there then turning a trailer becomes a challenge. The walk from the picnic area is only another 5 minutes. From the top car park there is a set of steps to a viewing platform and a seat by the side that is a great picnic spot as long as the wind is from the other side of the mount.
Written January 24, 2021
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia34,875 contributions
Hidden gem that you drive up
Jun 2020
How do more people not know about this amazing lookout? One of the highlights of our stay in western Victoria. You can walk up the stairs or follow hiking trail around side from top car park. It also also a picnic area halfway up mountain or you can do the volcano crater walk.
Written June 28, 2020
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littlesausages
Melton, Australia58 contributions
Peaceful spot
May 2019 • Friends
Lovely location. We drove to the picnic spot which has an electric bbq seating and toilets. The lookout was closed for an upgrade but there's a longer walk from the picnic area that will get you there about 40 mins return. Lots of wallabies and a few snakes still about.
Written May 17, 2019
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Craig H
North Perth, Australia181 contributions
Superb Lookout with views over the rich volcanic plains below
Aug 2018 • Couples
This lookout is some 2-3 Klms from the small but picturesque township of Penshurst. Created by a volcanic eruption, the lookout offers 360 degree views of the surrounds from the Grampians to the North to the beautiful farmlands to the east , west and south. The walk from the car park to the lookout is circa 120-150 steps so it is not strenuous. The views are breathtaking. Try to time your visit to a late afternoon (1-2 hours pre dusk) or early morning on a clear day (yes it does rain in Western Victoria).
Written September 7, 2018
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Judy F
Warrnambool, Australia716 contributions
Well worth it
Mar 2018 • Couples
It really is worth taking the time to drive the short distance to this lookout. A few stairs at the end, and you have a really stunning view. The nearby town of Penshurst, the wind farms in the distance, the surrounding rural area, plus lots of wallabies.
Written March 24, 2018
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,636 contributions
Easy short detour
Dec 2017 • Friends
This old volcano is very easy to access, and will take only a few minutes of your time while driving in this otherwise flat farmland area, but the view from the top, including on the Grampians is superb. Don't miss it, it's worth the short detour.
Written December 12, 2017
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Constantgrazing
Warrnambool, Australia187 contributions
On top of the world
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is a must as when going through the area. The short winding drive takes you practically to the top, wild flowers, wallabies and nature can be viewed on the drive. Once at the top a set of annoying stairs go the last 100 metres ( steps are too close together for my big steps ).
The view completely down on the town and surrounding farms is incredible. You can see the wind farms in the distance, the winding of the highway and the lava tubes journey through the fields. The walk down is just as annoying. Great resting spot if on a long journey , onsite barbeque and shelter.
Written October 11, 2017
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BeanieBear192
Swindon, UK137 contributions
Extinct volcano with good views
Nov 2016 • Couples
We were passing through Penshurst when we saw the sign for the volcano museum, and on the advice of the lady working there we visited Mt Rouse on our way south to Port Fairy. You can drive almost to the summit around old craters, and then climb the last few steps to the top to be rewarded with far reaching views. Worth the short detour from the main road, and definitely worth visiting the nearby volcano museum to learn a bit about the history of the other volcanoes in the area.
Written April 13, 2017
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Jackie H
Port Fairy, Australia9 contributions
Have taken many overseas visitors to visit Mt. Rouse - a great view of the surrounding area.
Feb 2017 • Couples
Visitors from overseas have always found this area fascinating. The town itself, the volcanic connections and the great service at a lovely cafe.

Written February 25, 2017
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