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Kangaroo Ground Memorial Tower



The main feature of Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park is the 12-metre (39 ft) Tower of Remembrance which was opened in 1926. The memorial to local soldiers is a brick, basalt and concrete tower with a facing from local rock.

Tall conifers surround the tower, hiding it almost completely; however, from the viewing platform at the top of the tower, which is open to the public and accessible by 53 steep internal stairs, panoramic views are available over the treetops.

There is a viewing platform next to the tower. From the platform you can see the Dandenongs, the city of Melbourne, the You Yangs, Mount Macedon, the Kinglake Ranges and the Mt Baw-Baw Ranges where the Yarra River starts. Inside the viewing platform there are eight double sided interpretive panels giving the history and information regarding this area. The viewing platform’s interpretive panels set out the Aboriginal and European history of the area and also the geology and the local flora and fauna.

During summer, the tower is used for fire spotting.

There are toilets, picnic facilities and gardens. It is open daily and closes at dusk.


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385 Eltham-Yarra Glen Road,  Kangaroo Ground 3097, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
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Map: 271 Ref: G10

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