Back Wall Walk - Bushwalking Victoria


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Back Wall Walk Mount Buffalo National Park

3.5/5 rating (41 votes)
  • Walk Length: 12 km
  • Walk duration: 4 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Return
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

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

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

Walk Description

At the beginning of the Dickson's Falls Nature Walk the track pases through an open grassy area but soon gets into areas of snow gum and big granite boulders. The snow gums were burnt in 2003 and are slowly recovering by growing from their root stocks. The route is well sign-posted.

The map for this walk suggests that there is an alternative Eastern Loop route however this track is now closed and there are no plans to re-open it.

At the back wall there is an excellent view to the south and west. Mt Cobbler and many other peaks can easily be identified.

When the back wall is reached you will see why it is named as such. There is a very steep drop and no protection. However it is easy to walk to the furthest accessible point without going too close to the steep drop.

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 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 begins about 100m north of Mt Buffalo Lodge, formerly known as Tatra Inn.

Further Information

Mobile phone coverage information 

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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