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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.gr1513149097o.aru1513149097eltm@1513149097lmof1513149097

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.

20 hours ago

Sally Condie

Who says weeds are ugly ... See MoreSee Less

Who says weeds are ugly

20 hours ago

Sally Condie

Enjoying the clouds from my favourite seat ... See MoreSee Less

Enjoying the clouds from my favourite seat

20 hours ago

Sally Condie

The view from the top was pretty good ... See MoreSee Less

The view from the top was pretty good

20 hours ago

Sally Condie

I love the crossed paws ... See MoreSee Less

I love the crossed paws

20 hours ago

Sally Condie

This guy was having a good old chat to me ... See MoreSee Less

This guy was having a good old chat to me

20 hours ago

Sally Condie

People often ask me why I always go walking up the Mt on my own, sometimes it's just for a walk, sometimes it's to clear my head but every time it's to see on foot what you miss in a car.
Tonight I hit the jackpot
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People often ask me why I always go walking up the Mt on my own, sometimes its just for a walk, sometimes its to clear my head but every time its to see on foot what you miss in a car.
Tonight I hit the jackpot

 

Comment on Facebook

Yep ... you certainly hit the jackpot with this one Sally. Absolutely fantastic!!!!!!! Arky

Wow what a bonus tonight.. 👟👟only way to go up the mount

Oh you did! How beautiful. I love the way you embrace nature! We all should be out there every day! Good on you Sally

Love these fellas...

3 days ago

Sally Condie

These guys are everywhere at the moment ... See MoreSee Less

These guys are everywhere at the moment

4 days ago

Sally Condie

Mum also safe & sound but sadly no sign of another chick 🙁 ... See MoreSee Less

Mum also safe & sound but sadly no sign of another chick :(

4 days ago

Sally Condie

Dad found safe & sound ... See MoreSee Less

Dad found safe & sound

1 week ago

Sally Condie

Dear Friends of Mt Leura,
It is with great sadness that Wendy & I bring you this news.
Little baby Twinkle has been found on the ground today & has not survived, both Mum & Dad have not been seen yet.
We are hopeful that there was more than one chick in the nest & it & the parents will emerge in due course.
R.I.P to baby Twinkle 🙁
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Dear Friends of Mt Leura,
It is with great sadness that Wendy & I bring you this news.
Little baby Twinkle has been found on the ground today & has not survived, both Mum & Dad have not been seen yet.
We are hopeful that there was more than one chick in the nest & it & the parents will emerge in due course.
R.I.P to baby Twinkle :(

 

Comment on Facebook

I was so sad when I found him....i just hope the others are ok 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😰😰😰😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

That's sad news Sally. Arky

2 weeks ago

Sally Condie

How coll does Mt Elephant look tonight ... See MoreSee Less

How coll does Mt Elephant look tonight