|Mount Eccles National Park|
|Managing authorities:||Parks Victoria|
|Official site:||Mount Eccles National Park|
Mount Eccles is located inside the national park and is the site of the most recent active volcano in Australia. The first activity was about 40,000 years ago when Mount Eccles was formed by lava pouring out the earth's crust. The most recent eruption was approximately 8,000 years ago.
Mount Eccles is a fairly small hill surrounded by lush vegetation with a small hidden deep volcanic lake. It is famous for an adjacent lava tunnel and the there are numerous lava tunnels in the surrounding farm land.
The local aborigines were also notable for building stone dwellings. These are rare amongst Australian aborigines.