Mt Donna Buang Natural Spring, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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A natural spring (not carbonated like mineral water).

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Drive through town of Warburton and turn left onto the Mt Donna Buang turn off. Drive up the the mountain till you reach a huge space like a carpark. The water is on the right hand side coming out of a fountain

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 80
  • Temp: 9° C
  • pH: 6.2-7

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Map Link: Mt Donna Buang Natural Spring Map

Submitted by: Nem


  1. Mt Donna Buang – Natural Spring Water, Victoria – BitChute
    The Spring is located in the Yarra Valley, overlooking Warburton in Victoria.
    The spring is easliy accessible as it is located at the 10 Mile Picnic Area Car Park – You can not miss it.
    The Totem Animal for this Spring is the Lyrebird.

  2. Bobby, that’s not good news, how do you know what your saying to be true because previous comments from others indicate that it has been safe to drink and tested to be very clean. Anyway, I have ordered my own test kit for bacteria. I’ll have to find out for myself. When I do I’ll let you all know the results. Happy drinking 🙂

  3. apparently the water is contaminated because animals like bores wash in the water wher ethe water comes from the surface of the gound to interconnect to the water where you get the water from. please ask rangers. people are removing the warning signs where it alerts people the water is only good for animals. this isnt a hoax or a conspiracy of stopping people from drinking. there is plenty of other places to get spring water.

  4. I have been using this spring for all my water consumption for a few years now. I know that it has been tested by 2 NATA registered testing laboratories as the cleanest water they have ever tested. Many alternative health practitioners recommend their clients to drink this water.

    A great tip is to make it electrically active as if it is still just coming out of the spring is to shake vigorously for 5 to 10 seconds before drinking any water for that matter. Another added bonus is to add some raw unwashed rock, lake or sea salt. In combination makes the meridians highly conductive for health, vitality and energy.

    I have transformed my health by using this water and method of activation above in combination with a new health technology based on communication with the meridians to achieve optimum Anti-aging. Even growing new hair on top.

    Clean electrified water is essential for our health.

    Check on Google about Dr Emoto's experiments on water quality.

    In summer you can be waiting for 2 hours to fill up your containers so go early or very late.

    Abundance in Health.

    David Wischer

    1. Hey just logged on here, not real sure if i’m writting to the right person, but did you live in Yreka, California several years, several years ago?? My name is alice cook, and i too used to live in yreka, california. Let me know if this is the right guy!! thanks and looking forward to hearing from you.

  5. I have only been drinking this water for Two months, understanding that our body is over %85 water i now only put the best in my body hydrating my body and soul. The two other guys that I go up to the mountain with share the same love for the water as myself, we drive for around 1.5 hours one way to get the best, Love the water 🙂

  6. Hi everyone you can get big glass bottle from( Brew N’ Grow) Google it. Bottle come in sizes 5L 15L 20L 35L 54L I have used them for two years now. it’s all good.

  7. I visited the spring for the first time on 2nd Feb 2011. My TDS meter gave me a reading of 13 and temperature was 9° C. I got there at 4pm in the afternoon on a 30° C day and there was no waiting, only one other couple there filling up all their jerry cans.

  8. Hi the water is good the std is 80 water temp is 9c and the ph is 7 tested on 22/1/11 it has not changed in a year excepted the ph from 6.2 to 7 it’s all good.

  9. We’ve been getting water from this spring for over a year now and love it. We collect about 100litres in glass containers with cork stoppers and it lasts about 2 months without going bad. Do yourself a favour and get some real water into you 🙂

    1. Hi Steph could you be so kind to suggest to me where to get large glass bottles for the waterstorage, I would greatly appreciate it!
      All good health to you!
      Thanks Maud

    2. Hi Steph could you be so kind to suggest to me where to get large glass bottles for the waterstorage, I would greatly appreciate it!
      All good health to you!
      Thanks Maud

      1. You can get glass bottles from brewing supplies stores. I got mine at Australian Home Brewing 143 Church Street, Richmond

      2. Sorry, just read this! We bought our bottles from a home brew shop near the Vic Market but I’d now go to Cellar Plus in Richmond.


        1. Hi, what size bottle did you get from the Richmond store?  I am not sure what to get as the larger the bottle the heavier to carry?

  10. I've been to the spring the last two weeks in a row. The water is great, refreshing and clean (as far as I can tell). The drive is worth it too with the great views along the way up the mountain. The spring is split into two so there are two outlets and makes it great for filling a lot of bottles and containers at one time. I feel lucky to have a spring so close to home. The water keeps really well and haven't noticed any change in the freshness of the water.

  11. I recall an article in the Leader News some years ago about a Private Water Bottling Company negotiating a deal with Council for bottling Mt. Donna Buang Spring Water. Did that deal fall through ??? I used to get water up there for years.

  12. I took my first trip to this Spring last week and made a day trip out of it with my friend. We travelled from St Kilda, Melbourne and with a lazy day drive stopped at Warburton for lunch. Such a cute place. Then travelled to Mt Donna Buang which was only another 22 kms further on and collected our water. We couldn’t be happier with the quality. I can say this was the first of many trips up the mountain for us! Great spring, easy and accessible spring fountain and a good solid flow of clear beautiful water.

  13. …No,… the water is poison, evil, smells like football socks full of toe nails. my teeth fell out, increased flatulence. “gimmie, gimmie, go away!”
    But seriously, the spring water is fine 🙂

  14. Worm/parasite found in water. Iv been collecting water for over a year and have just spat out a thin long worm or parasite!

    Not sure what it is but its long and thin and white.

  15. We love drinking Mount Donna Buang spring water. We live in the Dandenong Ranges and make the ritual trip out there often to fill up our reserves as we are on rain water and spring water we find far superior. Never had an issues, it tastes great and feels good.

  16. Has anyone had the average mineral content of this water tested? Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc ect. I agree the water tastes fresh and is very nice to drink but digestible minerals from the water is where the real secret lies in water. That’s why when you read the back of Evian you see a higher content of minerals than most other waters and also why if you drink a lot of it you find your hair and nails grow expectionaly strong and your feel very hydrated.

    Don’t know if this one has been tested but the Daylesford water has been and it’s mineral count isn’t as impressive as you may hope.

    I am trying to find the best water to be drinking regularly at home that isn’t going to cost $3 a litre like Evian. Was drinking Evian whilst recovering for surgery in Thailand and the difference in hydration and skin health was immense.

  17. I’m thinking of going this coming week commencing 07/05. Has anyone been recently? Is the water still muddy, as someone mentioned months ago? Any concerns? Thanks.

  18. Been there on a hot sunday morning.Lots of people queue up there in the afternoon. Collected the water, tastes inert, lacking any carbonation or particular qualities.

  19. Orgone energy is the biggest benefit of springs water. It can not be measured with any apparatus for clean water. Spring water is declared as a Live Water. Use the magnets to make it better. Use to shake your drums from time to time. Do not take larger amounts, up to two-month use.
    Do not worry about bacteria and impurities. Springs water has an Orgone energy. It brings the health, definitely.

    1. Our family has been going here for spring water for over 20 years now. We collect about 4 months worth and have never had a problem with the quality of the water after this period of time. Never tasted better water than this.

  20. hi everyone, recently i got spring water as usually but this time i noticed the water to be muddy as soon as it rained, has anyone had that issue before and is it recommended to get the spring on dry weather?

    1. Yes! We had this happen to us when we tried to collect after heavy rains! we had to throw out the water as it was visibly dirty. we will try again after a week of dry weather

  21. I have been collecting the water since 6 month and was really happy, last time the water seems very cloudy and not clear. does it have to do with strong rain? did anybody hear the rumour that people stopped using the water since the toilets have been build right above the spring?

  22. also went from Melbourne, if you follow Google maps it takes through the unsealed road, which is apparently quicker but closed June-October, and you come from the other side. So make sure you some from Warburton.
    Water is really good and easy to collect, there are two springs. Depending on the time you might need to queue up 🙂

  23. If you are in Melbourne, Australia and need glass bottles we have lots of cleaned organic juice 750ml empty glass bottles & 1lt bio-dynamic juice empty bottles. Perfect for local spring water.
    .75cts for 750ml & $1 each for 1lt. Contact on 0407 550 433 to see pictures or arrange viewing. Lots in stock. Left over from organic icy pole business.

  24. I went and collected water from this spring yesterday and it is so fresh, alive and beautiful… well worth the 1.5 hour drive each way from Melbourne. The scenery is gorgeous and you can go for a hike while you’re there.

  25. I just got off the phone with the tourist centre there and they have assured me that the water is perfectly fine and that they in fact use the water themselves, can’t wait to go down and try it for myself

  26. I’ve been drinking this water almost exclusively for nearly two years. I don’t believe it’s ever made me feel ill nor have I suffered any ill effect I know of from it as yet.
    It really is pretty nice.
    It keeps for many weeks, but is a bit nicer when fresh, so I think something in it may settle over time or change.
    I gathered 50 litres today and it tastes and smells inert and leaves no after taste.
    I have heard a warning sign was once at the outlet. But I’ve been bottling water while the ranger was and they didn’t say anything about it so I assumed it was ok.
    I figure they’d remove the outlet if it was really a health risk. Too many people use it.

  27. I drank a litre today straight from the tap an felt fine quite invigorated might have to continue this

  28. Bobby: What other springwater spots in Melbourne are free from contaminents/bacteria?

    Kathy: Have you done any testing of the water?

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