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Volcanic Plains - Camperdown, South West Victoria, Australia.

Mount Leura & Mount Sugarloaf are part of a large volcanic complex known as the Leura Maar which was formed more than 20,000 years ago by a series of major volcanic eruptions.

Since 1995, community involvement on the Reserve has resulted in major conservation and revegetation activities, including planting thousands of indigenous trees, grasses and herbs, construction of paths, information displays and shelters.

Located in the third-largest volcanic plain in the world, the summit of Mt Leura affords magnificent views of the district´s many volcanic cones. Take the time to explore the amazing natural beauty of the Reserve − you never know what you might find! 

The reserve is part of the Kanawinka Geopark.

What´s On? Click here for our News & Events Blog!

It's easy to get involved! Click here for more information about Friends of Mt Leura!

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Here's a link to our history timeline, hover over dates to reveal information: Project Timeline.

Find out more about the regions cultural heritage here: Leehura People.

Find out more about the geology of the region: The rock'n'roll of it!

Wildflowers to find! Find out more about plant species of the region: Flora.

Birds, reptiles, amphibians, nocturnal animals... find out more: Fauna.

Conservation, community, cultural heritage... discover the unique geology, flora, fauna and history of the Reserves!

To get involved email Friends of Mt Leura: ua.gr1496003003o.aru1496003003eltm@1496003003lmof1496003003

Use our contact form, visit our contact page for all options! You can also use our contact form to become a member of Friends of Mt Leura... it's free 🙂

Click here to visit our Friends of Mt Leura Facebook Page.

Finally got a pic of this pair separated, maybe I should call them big & little ... See MoreSee Less

Finally got a pic of this pair separated, maybe I should call them big & little

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Jenny BinderLovely Sal.

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Join us on a bus trip to Melbourne to explore and learn about the 'nature play' phenomenon. Nature play uses nature to make a rich learning playground for kids. Friends of Mt Leura would like to learn more about nature play with a view to create a nature play space on the reserves. We'll be visiting two award winning nature play spaces including the Brimbank Park playspace in Keilor and the Royal Park Nature Playground in Parkville. All are welcome. Cost is $15pp and under 18s are free. Bookings are essential- RSVP to Graham Arkinstall on 0418 377 293. BYO food and drink (although there will be opportunity to buy lunch)
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Nature Play Excursion to Melbourne

May 20, 8:00am

Camperdown Clocktower

Join us on a bus trip to Melbourne to explore and learn about the 'nature play' phenomenon. Nature play uses nature to make a rich learning playground for kids. Friends of Mt Leura would like to learn...

Nature Play Excursion to Melbourne

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As part of Corangamite Shire's Eat Well, Move Well, Be Well program join us for a short evening walk and bird watching on Mt Leura. We have some great birds on the mount at the moment including juvenile tawny frogmouths. A free BBQ supper will be provided & all ages welcome!
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Walk the Reserves & Watch the Birds!

May 12, 5:30pm

Mt Leura Lower Shelter

As part of Corangamite Shire's Eat Well, Move Well, Be Well program join us for a short evening walk and bird watching on Mt Leura. We have some great birds on the mount at the moment including juveni...

Walk the Reserves & Watch the Birds!

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Sally CondieDon't forget your camera :)

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People always ask me why I walk the Mount on my own, this is what you miss when you are talking & not paying attention ... See MoreSee Less

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Friends of Mt Leura IncSensational ... well done Sally. Arky.

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Bernadette BomfordWhat a sensational representation of our beautiful country. Had no idea the mount was Home to so many! Just delightful

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Fiona Fifi ClissoldWonderful presentation Sally !! I love it up there as well 😊

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Brenda BeggsBeautiful pics.

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Hi all- major works happening on the Reserves today, including the track up into the Reserves from the lower shelter (works there starting from later this morning). Please avoid the Sugarloaf Track this morning as an excavator doing work around the old quarry too.
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Hi all- major works happening on the Reserves today, including the track up into the Reserves from the lower shelter (works there starting from later this morning). Please avoid the Sugarloaf Track this morning as an excavator doing work around the old quarry too.

Heads up Mount users- herbicide spraying for weed control happening on the Reserves today, including along the road and along the trails. ... See MoreSee Less

Heads up Mount users- herbicide spraying for weed control happening on the Reserves today, including along the road and along the trails.

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Two tawny frogmouths at the lower shelter carpark this morning!
Hear a chainsaw up on Sugarloaf this morning? Pine removal is happening in the old quarry. Today they're being felled and if the weather holds up, an excavator will be on site over the next couple of days making burn piles, to be burnt in Winter.
PLEASE if you can avoid the Sugarloaf track for the next couple of days that would be appreciated so we can all stay safe.
Thanks to our amazing feller Charlie, local CFA, and our volunteers Garth, Greg and Fran.
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Two tawny frogmouths at the lower shelter carpark this morning! 
Hear a chainsaw up on Sugarloaf this morning? Pine removal is happening in the old quarry. Today theyre being felled and if the weather holds up, an excavator will be on site over the next couple of days making burn piles, to be burnt in Winter.
PLEASE if you can avoid the Sugarloaf track for the next couple of days that would be appreciated so we can all stay safe. 
Thanks to our amazing feller Charlie, local CFA, and our volunteers Garth, Greg and Fran.

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John CreeceGood job, well done to all !!

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Havent seen my buddies for a while, Mr Grumpy pants was back today

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Wendy BernhardtI haven't seen them for ages.....glad hes still around

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Sally CondieYep they were just hangin together

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Beautiful day for a stroll today