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
In little more than a kilometre after leaving the cars at the reservoir, you reach the turnoff to Mt Dunn. There is a relatively steep climb of 100m to reach the top, but the view is one of the best on the Buffalo Plateau.
The walk then continues on through Snow Gum and Mountain Gum forest as you first descend and then ascend about 100m to cross a small valley. Thereafter the walk is fairly level. The walk takes you pass the Giant's Causeway with its spectacular rock formations, and continues on past a few small snow grass plains to Macs Point. This does not require a climb as the ground drops away steeply below it, allowing a good view to the west into the Buffalo Valley.
The final leg of the walk mostly follows the Rocky Creek 4WD Track as it passes through numerous snow grass plains and Snow Gum forest.
Gorge Day visitor area:
Dingo Dell Visitor Centre and Cafe:
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. The road to the reservoir is on the right about 0.7 km further on past the Parks Office but before the sheds that house the snow clearing equipment. It is a good gravel road that follows Crystal Brook. Drive to the parking area at the end near the reservoir.
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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