Mount Disappointment Summit Circuit
Starting from Blair's Hut picnic area, Whittlesea, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Disappointment and back via a circuit track. The mountain's name comes from the explorers' (Hume and Hovell) disappointment when they reached the summit in 1824 and weren't able to see Port Phillip Bay. Although breathtaking views are not present, this journey still offers a tranquil and sometimes mysterious experience. In winter, the fungi grow bigger and it gets foggier, giving the forest a mystical aura. Additionally, you can spot a lyrebird if you manage not to scare it off. Watch out for snakes, especially in summer. The trail can get slippery and muddy when wet, and DEET can be helpful against leeches. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.