Mt Dooboobetic Reserve: Golf Links Road (Off Borung Hwy), Charlton 3525.
Klunders Hill Look-out: Back Teddywaddy Road (Off Calder Hwy), Charlton 3525. Dry weather road only.
Klunders Hill, (named after a local family who lived in the nearby homestead – Cobham Hall), is a great spot to overlook Charlton, the grain silos and the local surrounds, and is situated in the Mt Dooboobetic Reserve.
To get to the lookout simply turn left into the Back Teddywaddy road (opposite the entrance to Charlton Park, 1km from the town centre on the Calder Hwy). Continue for 2.5km (it becomes gravel about half way) until you see the small sign on the left hand side through a gate, then travel 600m, taking the left hand track (dry weather only).
The Mt Dooboobetic Bushland Reserve, which is also the location of the Charlton Golf Club, is home to loads of native flora and fauna. There are over 100 species of birds to be found including protected species such as the Hooded Robin, Brown Tree Creeper and Diamond Fire Tail. In spring, lovely native orchids plus other hidden treasures can be discovered.
The 18 hole sandscrape golf course is open from mid-April to mid-September. There is a large club house with a wood fire and bar facilities but this is not always open. Green fees apply.
The golf course and reserve is a five minute drive from town. Take the Borung Highway towards Donald and turn right up Golf Links Road. Although you are welcome to use the fairways to access the birdwatching woodland, it would be appreciated if you park in the golf club parking area and walk from there.