Mount Elephant - VIC



DEG: -37.96056 143.198303
DMS: 37º 57' 38.02" S 143º 11' 53.89" E
UTM: 54 H 5796281mN 693120mE
Altitude: 287.91m


Place Type

Geography - Mountain,Peak,Hill,Rocks


156.12kms West of Melbourne - Driving 181 km (2 hours 14 mins)
532.09kms SouthEast of Adelaide - Driving 639 km (7 hours 4 mins)
649.29kms NorthWest of Hobart - Driving 907 km (1 day 2 hours)

Address & Contact

Hamilton Highway
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Mount Elephant is located about 1 kilometre west of the township of Derrinallum on the Hamilton Highway; it is approximately a one-hour drive from major regional centres such as Geelong, Ballarat and Warrnambool. It is a comfortable two-hour drive from Melbourne and Hamilton.

Mount Elephant ( is at the Eastern gateway to the Kanawinka Geopark, it is a steep sided volcanic scoria cone, formed about 20,000 years ago and is one of the highest volcanoes in Victoria, rising 240 metres above the surrounding plain.

The area is ideal for those visitors taking motoring tours or Geotouring the area in Campervans or motorhomes.

Derrinallum (, the nearest town has free parking for Campervans and caravans with toilet and other facilities at the football ground at the eastern end of town on the Hamilton Highway and also at Deep Lake off Chatsworth Road at the western end of town.

There is now plenty of water in Deep Lake after years of drought, it has also been restocked with freshwater fish so there could be some good fishing and fresh BBQ’d fish for dinner if you through in a line.

Boating is allowed on the lake so if you have a boat with you back it down the ramp and have a run out.

Plus for those on motor touring holidays there is a comfortable Hotel Motel in town offering good food and friendly service.
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Closest Weather Station

Ararat at 30/09:00am EST
Distance from Mount Elephant 27.91km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Ararat Prison
Distance from Mount Elephant 27.91km NW
Mean Max. °C26.827.023.819.515.412.311.713.
Mean Min. °C11.
Mean Rain mm39.833.

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