a Mount Elephant

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

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

(Update 1/2/2019)

Due to the Total Fire Ban we will be closed on 3 Feb 2019

We are open from 1pm to 4pm each Sunday.
(Unless it is a "Total Fire Ban", a "Severe" fire risk day or worse!).

https://www.facebook.com/Mount.Elephant.community/?ref=bookmarks      Visit our new "Mount Elephant Community" Facebook page for latest news! 

Click here to view the archives of our newsletter "Mount Elephant Update".

Visit the Mount Elephant Centre for more about wildlife and early history of the district.

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. (When will the next one erupt?!)

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 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.

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.

Click here to visit the Mount Elephant Centre. There is lots to see.....

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...............