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“Snow Day”
Review of Mount Donna Buang

Mount Donna Buang
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Warburton
Certificate of Excellence
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Cairns, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Snow Day”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

I was lucky enough to head up when there had been a decent snow fall. Bit of a wait at the bottom to drive through the gate, but then a beautiful scenic drive up a bit of a range, to the second top carpark (top was closed due to snow).
There are public toilets available, though the pipes were frozen! But clean enough.
Beautiful views from the lookout, can't even describe them really! Absolutely amazing day. Well worth the drive especially in winter.

Visited August 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Easiest and cheapest trip to the snow.”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We struck it lucky by choosing to visit when they had the best snowfall here for years. We had avoided going to the snow for ages, thinking it was difficult and expensive but this couldn't have been easier, or cheaper. For the grand total of $24 (plus petrol) we got a brilliant day of snow play and tobogganing... and donuts! (Toboggan hire at the summit $10 ea for half a day) Snow was fresh, soft and deep, beautiful for playing in. The main toboggan run was busy but handled the crowds well. On snowy days they get a grader in to clear the road. Good thing = no need for chains. Bad thing = have to wait until late morning until the grading is done. Keep an eye on the Warburton Info site as they post updates re snow fall and road access when info is available.

Visited August 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fun in the snow”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

We were staying in yarra junction and it was a short 25 min drive to the mountain. Spectacular scenery and you could park right by the snow. Great place to toboggan or simply play in the snow. The road was graded and gritted so no chains necessary. Fun, free, family outing.

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Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fun in the snow!”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

We just popped here for a day trip and it was heaps of fun! Sadly the toboggan run was closed but the kids still had a ball playing in the snow and building snow men.

Not exactly huge slopes for winter sports but this is a great option if you want to have some fun in the snow without the huge prices of ski resorts. A great fun option for us!

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Gold Coast,Australia
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fun Time 1”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Had a lovely time up there but NO Food/Hot Drinks available-so take your own !

You can hire Toboggans for $10 BUT they aren't Big !

Visited June 2014
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