a Mount Elephant
(Update 19/6/2020) We are open from 1pm to 4pm each Sunday.
(Unless it is a "Total Fire Ban", a "Severe" fire risk day or worse!).
The "worse" is (still) here!
Due to COVID-19 the visitor centre building will be closed on Sundays, but the car park and track to the top will be open. Watch this space for updates.
Click here to 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"
Release of "Looking to Buy" film which was made here.
March 2017 Click here to view the film.
Drone video flight over Mount Elephant.
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...............