Mollison's Galleries - Bushwalking Victoria


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Mollison's Galleries Mount Buffalo National Park

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  • Walk Length: 18 km
  • Walk duration: 6 hours
  • Walk Grade: Hard
  • Walk Style: Return
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Mollison's Galleries

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, Benalla Bushwalking Club, Border Bushwalking Club & Wangaratta Out and About

Walk Description

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 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, 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.

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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