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Kangaroo Ground Memorial Tower Lookout

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Published January 5th 2017
Historical War Memorial Park in Kangaroo Ground
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Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Tower


The Stone Tower at the Kangaroo Ground Memorial Park was unveiled on the 11th November 1926.

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Memorial Plaque


The Tower has 360 degree views of Melbourne, Mt Dandenong, Mt Baw Baw and Mt Blackwood.

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Compass showing nearby peaks


The compass shows the directions to various notable peaks such as Mt Baw Baw, Mt Donna Buang, Mt Blackwood and Mt St Leonard. Views of Melbourne are seen also.

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City Views from the Park


The Tower has a mezzanine staircase with 60 steps with several platforms for those needing a rest while climbing the staircase.

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Mezzanine Staircase in the Tower


The views from the wrought iron windows are beautiful.

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Views from the Wrought Iron Windows


The grounds hold a Historical Information Centre detailing early settlers and information regarding the first World Wars.

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Kangaroo Ground Historical Information Centre


There is a seated area inside the Information Centre to sit, reflect, admire the views and take in the history of the varying historical stories from the area.

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Information Area Entrance


The Tower was built as a memorial to the brave men from the Eltham Shire who went to the first World War but sadly did not return.

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One of the War Memorial Plaques


Picnic facilities and toilet amenities are situated on the grounds also.

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The Stone Memorial Tower sits high in Kangaroo Ground


The top of the tower is used as a fire lookout in the hot summer months.
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Why? Interest, History, Views, Beauty
When: Open daily, closes at dusk
Where: 385 Eltham-Kangaroo Ground Road, Kangaroo Ground, Vic 3097
Cost: Free
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