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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.gr1500748201o.aru1500748201eltm@1500748201lmof1500748201

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.

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Not sure if this is bedfeathers or being squashed

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Can somebody tell my brother to move over

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Taking a look back at our simple and beautiful NAIDOC week celebrations. A wonderful local Aboriginal woman, Vicki Couzens, so beautifully put it "Our story now is a shared story and together we can ...

Hi all ... brief reminder of remaining Naidoc Week activies.
1: Mammal trapping continues for the next 2 mornings. Today had successful capture and release of an antechinus with 2 very young babies. WOW!!! Meet at Floating Islands Reserve truck park Princes Hwy at 8:30am. Allow about 2 hours. No prior skills required ... a great opportunity to join the Geelong Field Nats to learn and see something special. Wear suitable footwear and clothing.
2: National Tree Day planting at base of Mt Leura 11:30 - 12:30 on Sunday. Free BBQ to follow.
3: The internationally accredited Wayapa Wuurrk health and well-being workshop from 1.00 - 2:00pm on Sunday at the Volcanic Education Building (base of Mt Leura). This is based on indigenous knowledge and skills ... like tai chi or yoga. No charge and very suitable for young and old. Let me know if you think you can make it .... Graham 0418377293.
4: Have attached a photo of today's special location of the Aboriginal flag at Mt Leura lookout.
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Hi all ... brief reminder of remaining Naidoc Week activies.
1: Mammal trapping continues for the next 2 mornings. Today had successful capture and release of an antechinus with 2 very young babies. WOW!!!  Meet at Floating Islands Reserve truck park Princes Hwy at 8:30am. Allow about 2 hours. No prior skills required ... a great opportunity to join the Geelong Field Nats to learn and see something special. Wear suitable footwear and clothing.  
2: National Tree Day planting at base of Mt Leura 11:30 - 12:30 on Sunday. Free BBQ to follow. 
3: The internationally accredited Wayapa Wuurrk health and well-being workshop from 1.00 - 2:00pm on Sunday at the Volcanic Education Building (base of Mt Leura). This is based on indigenous knowledge and skills ... like tai chi or yoga.  No charge and very suitable for young and old. Let me know if you think you can make it .... Graham 0418377293.
4: Have attached a photo of todays special location of the Aboriginal flag at Mt Leura lookout.

It's NAIDOC week! To recognise and celebrate the traditional owners of our reserves, the Mt Leura Committee is joining with the Mt Elephant Committee to host a series of local events between 2-9 July. We've got a huge list of events including kids activities, walks, flag raising ceremonies, an indigenous film, property visits, and wildlife monitoring. For a full program of upcoming events visit our website www.mtleura.org.au

*Please note that there has been a minor change to the program shown on the website. The Wayapa Wuurk workshops will now be held on Sunday 9 July, 10:30am at Mt Elephant and 1pm at Mt Leura.
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Its NAIDOC week! To recognise and celebrate the traditional owners of our reserves, the Mt Leura Committee is joining with the Mt Elephant Committee to host a series of local events between 2-9 July. Weve got a huge list of events including kids activities, walks, flag raising ceremonies, an indigenous film, property visits, and wildlife monitoring. For a full program of upcoming events visit our website www.mtleura.org.au

*Please note that there has been a minor change to the program shown on the website. The Wayapa Wuurk workshops will now be held on Sunday 9 July, 10:30am at Mt Elephant and 1pm at Mt Leura.

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How cute are my 2 buddies
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Finally got a pic of this pair separated, maybe I should call them big & little

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Neil HickeyI bet your shins & knees are shredded...stumbling around the mount...looking up all the time

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Friends of Mt Leura Inc added an event.

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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