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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.gr1490242407o.aru1490242407eltm@1490242407lmof1490242407

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.

Had a close encounter with a very fired up brown snake yesterday. It sprang out from grass on the side of the road on the last bend before the car park. I had no time to react and found myself less than 1 metre away.
I was very lucky it didn't strike.
Please be careful around that area, especially if you are walking dogs.
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Thanks to everyone who attended today's propagation day. Over 1700 plants propagated , a great effort! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to everyone who attended todays propagation day. Over 1700 plants propagated , a great effort!

John Sweeney, Lisa Urek and 13 others like this

Garth DrakeGood effort. Where is the shed?

4 days ago

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Cute or what?

Mandy Gillin, Jane Hately and 9 others like this

Friends of Mt Leura IncWonderful!!!

6 days ago
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Sally CondieI was so excited to see him & be so close

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John CreeceFinally saw one Sally !!

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What a way to finish off my walk tonight,spotted this guy just up from the bottom carpark as I was coming down.I was kneeling right in front of him :) ... See MoreSee Less

What a way to finish off my walk tonight,spotted this guy just up from the bottom carpark as I was coming down.I was kneeling right in front of him :)

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Don't forget plant propagation this Sunday!
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Plant Propagation Workshop

Mar 19, 10:00am

Camperdown College Nursery (off Errey St)

Want to learn how to grow native plants? Join us for our 10th annual Mt Leura plant propagation workshop. All plants grown will be planted on the reserves at our planting day in September. BYO garden...

Plant Propagation Workshop

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Want to learn how to grow native plants? Join us for our 10th annual Mt Leura plant propagation workshop. All plants grown will be planted on the reserves at our planting day in September.

BYO gardening gloves. Free BBQ lunch will be supplied.
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Plant Propagation Workshop

Mar 19, 10:00am

Camperdown College Nursery (off Errey St)

Want to learn how to grow native plants? Join us for our 10th annual Mt Leura plant propagation workshop. All plants grown will be planted on the reserves at our planting day in September. BYO garden...

Plant Propagation Workshop

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Grey shrike thrush, mum showing bub the ropes

John Creece, Ségolène Malouvier and 7 others like this

Sally CondieThey are so quiet, the baby ran along side me as I walked

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Gloria VellaAren't they so sweet. we have them here....haven't had the op yet to capture them through the ,lens.

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Gloria VellaHow re the bloody March Flies your way? inundated at the moment

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Mr Possum trying to hide

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Friends of Mt Leura IncI don't reckon anything on the reserves could hide from you and your camera Sally. Great to see our bird/possum boxes being put to good use. Cheers ... Arky.

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Wendy BernhardtThat's funny

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Jenny BinderInteresting

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Grey Goshawk, taken near the hairpin bend

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Friends of Mt Leura IncWonderful work Sally. Aky

2 weeks ago

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Sally CondieKylie Broderick I think this is what you & Broddo were seeing awhile back thinking it was a white owl

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Wendy BernhardtSure was. They're beautiful

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Love these little Red Browed finches, this guy was having a great feed ... See MoreSee Less

Love these little Red Browed finches, this guy was having a great feed

John Creece, Samuel O'flynn and 11 others like this

Friends of Mt Leura IncHave to agree Sally ... they really are gorgeous. Arky.

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Susan AtkinsWhere did you see that?

2 weeks ago

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