Mount Elephant - New Website Launched In Victoria, Australia
The newest and most informative Mount Elephant website, Derrinallum, Victoria, Australia.
- (1888PressRelease) November 23, 2010 - Mount Elephant (http://www.mountelephant.zoomshare.com) 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 (http://derrinallum.zoomshare.com), 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.
For the months of October 2010 to March 2011 Derrinallum Town and Country Market will also be held under the Elms on the Hamilton Highway on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
The area for several kilometres around consists of "stony rises" of more solid basalt of about the same age.
This emerged from numerous vents and flowed in many directions as molten rivers of rock until they finally cooled, damming the old creek lines to form the numerous lakes in the district.
There are similar areas of stony rises around the other volcanic cones in the district so there is plenty to see.
In turn these stony rises sit on a much older basalt plain bordered by Melbourne, Ballarat, Warrnambool, and westwards to Coleraine.
These plains formed at various times over the last 20 million years.
The Mount 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.