Mount Buangor State Park


Mount Buangor State Park

Mount Buangor State Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Eastern Maar Peoples. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Eastern Maar Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Explore a variety of landscapes including eucalypt forest, creek flats, waterfalls and steep escarpments. From the peak of Mount Buangor, the highest in the area, you can experience spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

At Mount Buangor there is a 15km network of walking tracks, many extend into the adjoining Mount Cole State Forest. Middle Creek is a good spot for large groups to camp or for camping in caravans.

The section of the Bukkertillible and Sugarloaf walks between The Cave and 2 Mile Circuit is a semi remote and steep walk suitable for experienced bushwalkers only. Please be aware that in wet conditions this section of track can become quite slippery.

Things to do

Tents set up at Bailes Camping Area at Mount Buangor State Park

Bailes Camping Area

Stay at Bailes Camping Area, and take your time exploring the eucalypt forest, creek flats, ferny gullies, waterfalls and escarpments of Mount Buangor State Park.
Campsite at Ferntree Camping Area at Mount Buangor State Park

Ferntree Camping Area

Relax and unwind among tall eucalypt forests and vibrant green ferns on the lush lower slopes of Mount Buangor,
A large canvas tent at Middle Creek Camping Area at Mount Buangor State Park

Middle Creek Camping Area

This quiet and secluded dry forest and woodland setting makes for an ideal place to unwind and relax in nature.
Walking in a bush setting

Mount Buangor

Mount Buangor is the highest peak in the area, offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
A couple in their thirties take in the view along Dead Timber Track.

Hiking and bushwalking

Witness breathtaking natural scenery at some of Victoria’s most iconic places when you lace up your boots and take to a hiking trail.

Mount Buangor State Park

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:


Tours and adventure experiences in parks

One of the best ways you can get into nature is with a Licensed Tour Operator.

There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.

Discover more than 60 different types of nature-based experiences including hiking, mountain biking, boating, four-wheel driving, indigenous culture tours, birdwatching, surfing, diving and so much more. 

Licensed Tour Operators know all the best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

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How to get there

Mount Buangor State Park

The park is located between Ararat and Beaufort on the Western Highway, Route A8. Take Ferntree Gully Road off the Western Highway. The camping areas are located just inside the park entrance.

Need to know

Mount Buangor State Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Full Park Closure: Mount Buangor State Park

    Due to ongoing bushfire activity, the Mount Buangor State Park is closed for public safety until further notice. This includes Middle Creek, Ferntree and Bailes Camping Areas and all walking tracks.

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