Mt Dunn and Macs Point

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NB. The following information was current at the time of the event

Distance:  9 Km   |  Duration:  4 Hrs   |  Grade:  TBA   |  Rating:    |  Style:  Circuit   |  Map

Best Season:  Summer, Autumn, Spring

About the Walk


This is an excellent walk with lots of variety and two viewpoints.  Climb 150m gradually plus 100m steeply up Mt Dunn.

The Walk in Detail

In little more than a kilometre after leaving the cars at the reservoir, you reach the turnoff to Mt Dunn. There is a relatively steep climb of 100m to reach the top, but the view is one of the best on the Buffalo Plateau.

The walk then continues on through Snow Gum and Mountain Gum forest as you first descend and then ascend about 100m to cross a small valley. Thereafter the walk is fairly level. The walk takes you pass the Giant's Causeway with its spectacular rock formations, and continues on past a few small snow grass plains to Macs Point. This does not require a climb as the ground drops away steeply below it, allowing a good view to the west into the Buffalo Valley.

The final leg of the walk mostly follows the Rocky Creek 4WD Track as it passes through numerous snow grass plains and Snow Gum forest.

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, continue on past the left turn to the chalet. The road to the reservoir 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.  Drive to the parking area at the end near the reservoir.

Walk Precautions

Ladders at Mt Dunn require the usual amount of care.

Additional Information

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