Distance: 8 Km | Duration: 3.5 Hrs | Grade: TBA | Rating: | Style: Return | Map
Best Season: Summer, Autumn, Spring
About the Walk
This is an easy walk through snow gums and grass plains, with spectacular granite formations & views, terminating at South Buffalo Viewpoint. 120m climb (& descent).
The Walk in Detail
This walk commences at Cresta Valley, site of the Mt Buffalo Lodge/Tatra Inn destroyed by fire in 2006.
The track gradually climbs a ridge to the lookout (120m climb). It crosses delightful little grass plains and sphagnum bogs separated by glades of snow gums & granite formations such as split peak. Half way along the track is a good spot for a break on a granite rock shelf with spectacular views back to the Hump and the Rocky Creek Valley.
The last section of the walk meanders through the heath up a rocky track to the view point. There are spectacular views across the Rose River Valley to Mt Cobbler and left to the Back Wall and the Horn. Return by the same route.
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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) until you reach the Cresta Ski Area. The track starts right at the junction of the main road and the car park.
If exploring the granite formations at the end of the look out, take care on the exposed cliff lines.
Gorge Day Visitor Area:
Dingo Dell Cafe and Visitor Centre: