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
Except for about half a kilometre of fire-trail, this walk is all on foot tracks that traverse a range of rocky terrain, snow gum forest, taller forest, and open snow grass plains.
The walk begins at the reservoir. Walk back a couple of hundred metres to the Mt McLeod Road, turn north for about 300m and then join a signed foot track to the west towards Mollison's Galleries. About a kilometre along the track we come to a branch to Og, Gog and Magog, a group of rocks that can be climbed (only a small rise) for a good view across the plateau.
After the climb to the top you continue on, taking care not to follow the Mollison's Gallery track, until we reach the Rocky Creek 4WD track which you follow for 100m before turning right to follow a foot track for several kilometres until you reach the foot of Mt Dunn.
If you still have energy, climb the 100m to the summit for excellent views of the plateau. Return to the track at the foot of Mt Dunn and it is only another kilometre or so to the start point.
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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