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Mt Dunn Circuit Mount Buffalo National Park

3.7/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Walk Length: 10 km
  • Walk duration: 5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Circuit

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

Walk Description

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.

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. 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.

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.