Walk Category: Short
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Porepunkah
Walk Area: North East Victoria
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 347 km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes but patchy and coverage varies by provider
Walk Details Collated: October 2006
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Cathedral Picnic Area:
Drive towards Bright via Hume Highway, Wangaratta and Myrtleford. Take the turn off to Mt Buffalo near Porepunkah. Drive up Mt Buffalo and continue driving south (that is, take the right fork just after you reach the plateau level – the left fork goes to the chalet).
The walk start is about 6.5 km from this road fork. Once past Lake Catani, the road climbs steadily until The Cathedral is reached. The track to Corral Peak is roughly opposite.
There is an extensive parking area and also toilets (for the rock climbers who climb The Cathedral and The Hump).
Map: Mt Buffalo Forest Activities Map 1:30 000 published by Rooftop Mapping Services
Parks Victoria: Mount Buffalo National Park website
Parks Victoria: Mount Buffalo National Park Visitor Guide
There are seasonal road closures in Mt Buffalo National Park over winter - check with Parks Victoria website for details.
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