Victoria > West Inland

Mt Lonarch

Type Inland Mountain
Conditions E or light NE
Height 1350' / 410m agl, 2559' / 780m amsl
Rating PG4 / HG Intermediate with minimum Int. Glider
Near Ballarat, 100km W of Melbourne.

Vic roads Map 57 G6. Check out the landing paddocks and leave a vehicle at the end of Pellets Rd. Travel south and take the Avoca River Rd to the top. At the top junction turn right, travelling approximately 4km to the fire tower. The launch is 30m from the tower.

000 Emergency Markers (?)

  • LON100: Launch
  • LON200: Landing - Bombout

Landowners - ?




Large treed mountain ridge.

Your first flights here must be under supervision of a Western Vic club member to learn site protocols, prohibited landings and other land access restrictions. We have lost too many sites caused by unknowing visiting pilots and do not want to lose any more.

Visitors are welcome, but please contact us first. The club has annual running costs for this site's T/O & LZ and would appreciate regular visitors become a member of the club.

No flying from this site, or driving on tracks, during Total Fire Ban days. No vehicles in paddocks unless by the express consent of that owner. Keep speed low on dirt roads, especially near houses. No smoking on launch or landing zones. Pick up any rubbish you see, beside tracks, launch and landing areas.


Steep ground ramp in a wide treed slot.


Paddock out front, at the corner of Pallets Rd and Mt. Lonarch Rd. Paddocks closer to the hill can be used in an emergency.


Usually rough thermals especially if the wind is off to the north.

Hazards / Comments

The site was temporarily lost due to stock being scared out of the paddock by gliders. The old LZ is still closed flying. Contact Dynamic Flight or WVHGC committee member for farm manager contact number.

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