The picnic area has gas barbecues, fireplaces, picnic tables, toilets and a lookout.
Things To Do
How to get there
Mount Donna Buang
There are large car parks approximately 300 metres down from the summit and these are commonly used during the snow season. These are large enough to accommodate large buses or coaches. Access from these car parks to the summit using wheelchairs and heavy strollers is not recommended due to the distance and gradient of the road leading up to the summit picnic area.
Visitors are reminded that dogs are not permitted in Mt Donna Buang or the Yarra Ranges National Park.
Need to know
Mount Donna Buang
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
Mount Donna Buang closed due to COVID-19
In response to advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer about COVID-19, Mount Donna Buang is closed until further notice. For more information, please visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid19
Yarra Ranges National Park
Lady Talbot Drive closed until further noticeDue to increased risk of tree fall from recent and forecast high rainfall, Lady Talbot Drive is closed including access to Phantom Falls, Keppel Falls, Taggerty River Cascades and The Beeches Walk.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Seasonal road closures 2020
Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.
Rainforest Gallery (Donna Buang) (Yarra Ranges National Park)
Rainforest Gallery Cement Creek Boardwalk ClosedA large tree branch which fell and impacted the boardwalk has broken a handrail and walking platform and caused structural damage to the supporting beams. The boardwalk to Cement Creek is therefore closed indefinitely until engineering assessments can take place.The Rainforest Gallery Canopy Walk was not affected and remains open.
Winter snow play
Please note the following when planning your winter visit:
Donna Buang Road can be extremely busy during snow season. Please drive carefully. Delays may be encountered.
Donna Buang Road may close at any stage if conditions become hazardous or if the summit carparks are full.
Due to safety reasons, only plastic toboggans are allowed on the summit. Skis, snowboards and toboggans with materials other than plastic as part of their construction (such as metal or timber) cannot be used.
Toboggan hire is generally available at the summit. No other equipment or clothing is available for hire. Toboggans can also be hired from nearby towns.