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.
Yarra Ranges National Park
Part of O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail closed due to storm damageYarra Ranges National Park was heavily impacted by severe storms on 9 June 2021 and the following areas will be closed until further notice:- O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail between Mt Donna Buang Road and Cement Creek RoadAssessments are ongoing, with some areas opening in the coming weeks. Areas where there is extensive damage may be closed for some time. We recommend you check this page for updates on closures.Please note, it is dangerous and illegal to enter closed areas and there is still high risk of further trees and branches falling.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Seasonal road closures 2021
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. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.
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.