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
The walk follows a foot track along the northern edge of Lake Catani, crosses Eurobin Creek just below the wall of Lake Catani, then climbs slowly south to the View Point from where there is a good view over the Buckland Valley far below.
Retrace your steps for about 800m and join another foot-track that takes you north-east past the underground river on the way to the chalet. There is a climb out of the valley where the underground river is located, so go at your own pace.
On the return trip back to the car you have the option of following a track (shown in red on the map) back around the Monolith. The tracks are all typical of Mt Buffalo plateau with beautiful vegetation and massive granite rocks.
To view more on the map, zoom in or out, click the symbols and the walk route. To open a full screen version of the map, right-click and open in another tab or window. An image of the map can also be downloaded.
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 Lake Catani. The walk starts a delightful picnic spot on the main road, overlooking Lake Catani.
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.