a Mount Elephant Home Page

(The short URL for this page is     https://goo.gl/H2ZG7u       )

Main gate off Hamilton Highway, 1km west of Derrinallum.

(Update  2/4/2017)

We are open from 1pm to 4pm each Sunday.
(Unless it is a "Total fire ban", a "Severe" fire risk day or worse).
Visit our new "Mount Elephant Community" Facebook page for latest news! 

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Mount Elephant is a perfect breached scoria cone that erupted maybe 500,000 years ago. It is part of a suite of volcanoes on the basalt plains of south west Victoria, and can be seen for 60 kilometres in all directions.

The Mount is located 1 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.

Visit us   Open days  In 2016 we will be open every Sunday from 1 till 4pm.
                    (Except days of Total Fire Ban or "Severe" fire risk.)              
                   Groups such as schools can make an appointment for other more suitable times.
                   Dogs on leads are welcome.
                   Please note that for your safety we will not be open on days of total fire ban.
                   Please also note the safety precautions listed in "visit us"
                   A more complete list is in the Risk management Plan.

Latest News........

Release of "Looking to Buy" film which was made here.
March 2017     Click here to view the film.

Drone video flight over Mount Elephant.
Feb 2017.

Click here to see the trailer and the full flight.

The Mount Elephant Centre has a different web site.

Click here to visit it.
The Centre will not just be about Mount Elephant. It will display other aspects of the natural environment of the district.

6/11/16 Centre opened today!

And finally, a thanks to our sponsors...............  Corangamite CMA, Fed Govt "Caring for our Country" fund, State Dept of Rural and Regional Development "Putting Locals First" Program, DSE "Communities for Nature" fund, Trust for Nature, Corangamite Shire, Jack and Millie Borbidge fund, Sue Hickey Foundation,  generous local public, volunteers, visiting public, and the list goes on...............