Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

2017 Camp Out on the Mount

Connecting Country is very excited to be hosting the 4th Camp Out on the Mount on the weekend of  1st –2nd  April 2017 at the Leanganook Camping Ground on Mount Alexander.

This year we have an exciting array of free activities over the weekend for all age groups including:

  • Welcome to Country by local Dja Dja Wurrung elder
  • Children’s environmental and Aboriginal cultural educational activities
  • Live animal display for primary school aged kids,
  • ‘Pine assassins mission’ to do further weed pine tree control on the Mount.
  • Indigenous culture talk with local Aboriginal people.
  • History of the Mount talk with George Milford from Harcourt Valley Landcare.
  • Night spotlighting walk with Parks Victoria
  • Family bird and nature walk with Connecting Country’s Tanya Loos.

See the full program below for further details and times.  Participants need to bring their own camping gear and food (including snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner). For dinner, a sausage sizzle is being provided by the Harcourt Lions Club for a gold coin donation.  A full list of things to bring is provided below.

You are welcome to join in for part or all of the Camp Out. Numbers are limited so booking is essential.
Please click here to book!

For more information or to be involved in the pine assassins mission contact Asha on 5472 1594 or


Saturday 1st April
9.30 Arrive, sign-in, set-up camp
10:30 Welcome to Country with Dja Dja Wurrung elder Uncle Rick Nelson
10:45 Aboriginal Cultural Educational Activities with Nalderun
Kids Environmental Education with Junior Rangers
Live Animal Display
Pine Assassins Mission
12:45 Lunch (BYO)
1:00 Talk on local indigenous culture from Nalderun
5:00 ‘History of the mount’ talk by George Milford
6:00 Dinner (BYO or gold coin donation to the Lion’s Club for sausage sizzle)
7:00 Night walk with Parks Victoria Ranger Brendan Smith
Sunday 2nd April
7.00 Breakfast (BYO)
8:00 Bird walk with Connecting Country Woodland Bird expert Tanya Loos
9:00 Camp Out Wrap-up and Thanks
10:00 Pack-up camp or go for an explore on the mount.

What to bring:

  • Tent
  • Camp chairs
  • Bedding (note that it gets cold at night on the mount)
  • Drinking water and tea/coffee supplies (non-potable water is available)
  • Food and esky for your meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and snacks
  • A gold coin donation for the lions BBQ dinner
  • Camping stove (some fire places are available)
  • Eating and cooking utensils
  • Small first-aid kit
  • Insect repellent and bite treatment
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Torches and batteries
  • Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions (such as hats, boots, warm clothing, wet weather gear)
  • Covered footwear and walking shoes
  • Bags to take your rubbish home in
  • Teddies

How to get there

Leanganook Camping Ground is located on Yoseph Young Drive on Mount Alexander. See map below – Leanganook Camp Ground is marked with the yellow star.

Connecting Country is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children.
Everyone working at Connecting Country – including paid staff and unpaid contributors – are responsible for the care and protection of children and reporting information about child abuse.
The Connecting Country Committee of Management are taking a leadership role for the organisation’s implementation of the Victorian Child Safe Standards.

Please click here for more information about our commitment to Child Safety.

Camp Out on the Mount is proudly supported by Connecting Country, Parks Victoria, Harcourt Valley Landcare Group and Friends of the Box Ironbark Forests.

The 2017 Camp Out on the Mount has been supported by Connecting Country, through funding from the Australian Government.