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Mt McLeod
Mount Buffalo National Park

2.9/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Walk Length: 16 km
  • Walk duration: 6 hours
  • Walk Grade: Hard
  • Walk Style: Return
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day or Backpack

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Porepunkah

Walk Area:  North East Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  347 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2006

Walk Details Provided By:  Border Bushwalking Club, Wangaratta Out and About, Warby Range Bushwalkers & Benalla Bushwalking Club

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Getting There

Drive towards Bright via Hume Highway, Wangaratta and Myrtleford.  Take the turn off to Mt Buffalo near Porepunkah.  Drive up Mt Buffalo and once you have reached the Buffalo plateau, take the right hand option at the fork where the left leads to the chalet.

The road to the reservoir (Crystal Brook Road) is on the right about 0.7 km further on past the Parks Office, but before the sheds that house the snow clearing equipment. It is a good gravel road that follows Crystal Brook.

Further Information

Mobile phone coverage information

Map: Mt Buffalo Forest Activities Map 1:30 000 published by Rooftop Mapping Services

VicMap: Online access to 1:30,000 topographic maps

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.

Comments (1)

  • Christopher Puschak

    Christopher Puschak

    08 October 2012 at 02:12 |
    This is also an excellent overnight walk, with permits available from Parks Victoria. Great for the younger walkers (we have taken 8 year olds on this walk overnight). Wonderful sunrise and sunset from Mount McLeod, which is only a short (30 minute) walk from the camping site.

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