Towering over Camperdown is Mount Leura. Next to it is the almost perfectly conical Mount Sugarloaf. Surrounding them are a further 20 or so smaller volcanic cones that have formed inside a “nested maar” that 20,000 years ago was a hive of volcanic activity with steam gushing forth. From the top of Mount Leura (Mount Leura Road), the other dormant volcanoes of the district resemble massive sleeping elephants on the horizon. On a winter”s afternoon, the myriad volcanic lakes of the surrounding Western District glitter in shades of mauve and gold. (Six Reasons to visit Camperdown, The Age-June 2013)