South Buffalo Viewpoint - Bushwalking Victoria

South Buffalo Viewpoint Mount Buffalo National Park

3.1/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Walk Length: 8 km
  • Walk duration: 3.5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Return
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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: Benalla Bushwalking Club, Warby Range BushwalkersWangaratta Out and About & Border Bushwalking Club

Walk Description

This walk commences at Cresta Valley, site of the Mt Buffalo Lodge/Tatra Inn destroyed by fire in 2006.

The track gradually climbs a ridge to the lookout (120m climb).  It crosses delightful little grass plains and sphagnum bogs separated by glades of snow gums & granite formations such as split peak. Half way along the track is a good spot for a break on a granite rock shelf with spectacular views back to the Hump and the Rocky Creek Valley.

The last section of the walk meanders through the heath up a rocky track to the view point. There are spectacular views across the Rose River Valley to Mt Cobbler and left to the Back Wall and the Horn. Return by the same route.

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 the Cresta Ski Area.  The track starts right at the junction of the main road and the car park.

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.

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