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Mount Buninyong is an extinct volcanic mountain 745m above sea level. It’s a great landmark of the Buninyong district and only a 20-minute drive from Ballarat.

Mount Buninyong was long the spiritual home of the Keyeet Balug clan of the Wathaurang (or Wada Warrung) people who occupied this area for thousands of years before new waves of settlers arrived in the early 19th century. An aboriginal burial site was located in the 1860s and stone tools have been found there but no archaeological survey has yet been carried out.

Walks through the crater and up to the lookout tower are popular among visitors and if snow falls in the district it will always be best on the Mount.

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Mount Buninyong Road, Buninyong VIC 3357


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Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

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