Located approximately halfway between Melbourne and the South Australian border, Mount Wycheproof rises just over 40 metres above its surrounding plain and up to 148 metres above sea level. It is a granite outcrop with a unique pearly orange-coloured quartz rock known as Wycheproofite. Its reserve features more than 100 indigenous plants including the wattle and correa.
There is a lookout at the summit offering views of the town as well as BBQ facilities, picnic tables and a long drop toilet. We got to the summit by car via Mount Street but you can also walk up the hill track, oh, I mean scale the mountain if you have the time.
Do pay a visit to Mount Wycheproof next time you're travelling along Calder Highway. And, when you've done so, I'd love to know whether you'd consider it a hill or a mountain. It definitely isn't Mount Kosciuszko that's for sure.