GDTA October Guided Walk

Mt Buninyong crater walk – Sunday 25 October

Approx.11km – up and down the mountain, Medium difficulty

Led by Barry Golding – to register, text 0427216337 or giving names of all walkers and individual contact numbers. Limit: 2 separate groups of 10. COVID-19 safe conditions apply including face masks.

Mount Buninyong (Wada Wurrung meaning ‘bended knee’) is an extinct, relatively recent volcano 745 metres above sea level. Its forested peak is high enough to be visible from many places south (and sometimes north) of the Great Divide and it gets a dusting of snow more regularly than most places around Ballarat. The huge steel fire tower on the summit amongst the old messmate trees provides excellent views north and west.

Walk highlights include the delightful tree-lined, stone-walled laneways leading to the tall open forest where the public reserve starts. Dr Stephen Carey will join us and share his knowledge of the geology of this relatively recent composite volcano consisting of breached scoria cone craters and lava flows.

BRING: snacks, water and a picnic lunch and wear clothing appropriate for the predicted weather on the day.

MEET: Location and time details confirmed on registration. Registrations are essential before Thursday 22 October.