b Visit Mount Elephant

Visitor open day

From this..... To this. (The opened on 6/11/2016)

Visitor open day

(Update 31/3/2019)

Visit us Open days every Sunday from 1 till 4pm. (Except days of Total Fire Ban)

At any other time you can collect a key from Kim at the takeaway cafe.

Groups such as schools can make an appointment for other more suitable times. 0408 547015

Please note that for your safety we will not be open on days of total fire ban.

Dogs on leads are welcome.

Click here to see a calendar of events

Tour Information: Our volunteers are happy to give details of the mount, or you can click here for a map and self-guided tour details.



safety issues

Mount Elephant tracks are very steep and uneven. so: . Keep to marked tracks.

There is a risk of tripping or falling over. Wear stout boots. Walk carefully and do not run.

There is a risk of rolling rocks. Do not walk downhill of others.

The complete circuit is about 2 km of hard walking. People with heart and breathing problems take care.

The weather is usually windy and often hot, cold or raining. Dress accordingly and carry water and food and clothing.

The western slope is very steep. You may fall off a cliff. Do not cross to the west of the rabbit fence, and keep to tracks.

However, the experience is sensational and the views are stunning!!

The Mount is closed on Total Fire Ban days. In the very unlikely event that you are on the mountain when there is a fire also on the mountain there are things to do.

(Farmers often burn their strubbles in autumn. This is not a risk to you.)

1. Ring 000. You are on Mount Elephant (at "Hamilton Hwy and O'Donnell's Rd, Derrinallum.)

2. Get off the mountain by the shortest way (away from the fire).

3. A fire burns much slower downhill than uphill, so try to keep below the fire.

4. Try to avoid long grass and trees.

5. If very necessary you could light your own fire to make a safe burned area.

6. Ring 000 to say that you are safe.