Distance: 18 Km | Duration: 6 Hrs | Grade: TBA | Rating: | Style: Return | Map
Best Season: Summer, Autumn, Spring
About the Walk
At 18 km the walk to Mollison's Galleries is one of the longest on the Buffalo Plateau, but it is well worth doing. Mollison's Galleries are actually a series of huge boulders that overlook the Buffalo Valley and Lake Buffalo a long way below. The walk involves a 300m climb (and descent).
The Walk in Detail
The walk to Mollison's Galleries is gently undulating, and clearly sign-posted. Begin on Mount McLeod Track turning left after 300m. Detour to Og, Gog and Magog and Eagle Point along the way. It has some good viewing points of the Buffalo Plateau - in particular from Eagle Point. It passes through snow-gum and alpine ash forests, rocky areas and snow-grass plains. Mollison's Galleries are a series of huge boulders that can be explored at lunch-time. There are good views to the west of the plateau and down on Lake Buffalo far below.
The return walk is via the same route, although an alternate return route is available via the Rocky Creek loop track which is a wilderness track of basic construction with limited markings and definition. The track may be difficult to find and independent navigation is essential.
Access to Eagle Point is by several steep ladders. These were replaced in 2012 and have good tread and rails.
Note that the map shows two routes from the start/finish point. The yellow marked route is as described above.
Variation: If you want a shorter walk you can walk to Eagle Point and return. For details go to 'Related Walks' and select Eagle Point via Og, Gog and Magog.
Getting ThereDrive 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, continue on past the left turn to the chalet, past the park ranger's office, and Reservoir Road is on the right about 200m past the ranger's office. It is about a kilometre from the chalet turn-off. Reservoir Road is good gravel. It is about 3.5 km to the reservoir where there is parking and a shelter. Because the walk is already long, it is essential to begin at the reservoir and not walk there from the sealed road.
At Eagle Point, normal care is required on the ladders.
Gorge Day Visitor Area
Dingo Dell Cafe and Visitor Centre
The Reservoir Picnic Area