With rich volcanic lands and lakes, discover why early settlers made Derrinallum their home over 150 years ago.
Soak up the History.
Derrinallum lies at the foot of Mount Elephant, surrounded by a series of lakes and grazing cattle. The town acts as a hub for the local farming network, fielding all the essential services including the ever-important local pub.
Derrinallum is located 2 hours west of Melbourne and 1 hour from Geelong, Warrnambool and Ballarat.
Mt Elephant, a 240m high extinct volcano complete with a 90m deep crater, has recently been open to public after the community came together to purchase the land in 2000. Mt Elephant is a perfect breached scoria cone that last erupted somewhere between 5,000 and 20,000 years ago. It dominates the 3rd largest Volcanic Basalt Plain on Earth and can be seen for 60 kilometres in all directions.
Mt Elephant is open to walkers every Sunday (weather permitting) between 1pm – 4pm.
Out for a stroll or a serious hike...
With the distinctive Mount Elephant providing a picturesque backdrop, take a stroll at Sunset, or put on your hiking shoes and have a brisk walk around Lake Deep or Lake Tooliorook.
Lake Deep and Lake Tooliorook provide scenic recreational spaces for boating, water sports and fishing.