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Mount Buffalo View Point Mount Buffalo National Park

3.6/5 rating (9 votes)
  • Walk Length: 7 - 8 km
  • Walk duration: 3.5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Easy
  • Walk Style: Return
Mount Buffalo View Point

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:  Border Bushwalking Club, Wangaratta Out and About, Warby Range Bushwalkers & Benalla Bushwalking Club

Walk Description

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.

Walk Map

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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 Lake Catani.  The walk starts a delightful picnic spot on the main road, overlooking Lake Catani.

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.