Mount Noorat

Mount Noorat is a dormant volcano, situated on Glenormiston Road north of the township of Noorat, and approximately six kilometres north of Terang, Victoria, Australia.[1] The last eruption is estimated to have occurred between 5,000 and 20,000 years ago.[2]

Mount Noorat is a major volcano of the Newer Volcanics Province of Victoria, with a peak height of 310 metres above sea level and a crater between 160 and 200 metres. It is characterised by multiple vents, a complex topography, and the deepest scoria enclosed crater in Victoria. The mount illustrates a transition from maar eruption to scoria cone development, and includes megacryst and xenolith.[1]


The Mount was historically a traditional meeting and trading place for the district's Aborigines, the Kirrae Wuurong people, who exchanged stones, spears, skins and other material.[3] Its scoria was used on the district's early roads.[4]

See also


  1. 1 2 "Mount Noorat". Department of Primary Industries, The State of Victoria. 19 June 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
  2. "Timeline of Last Known Eruptions of Known Australian Volcanoes". M. H. Monroe, Australia: The Land Where Time Began. 27 March 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  3. Kanawinka Global Geopark Visitor guide (PDF), Victoria, Australiap: Kanawinka Global Geopark, 2009, p. 7
  4. "Terang - Places to See". The Age. Retrieved 29 December 2009.

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