Mount Buffalo National Park
One of the must-see national parks in Victoria, this dramatic mountain rises spectacularly in granite cliffs loved by rock climbers, abseilers and hang-gliders. There are tumbling waterfalls, snow-gum woodlands, snowgrass plains, masses of wildflowers and plunging gorges. In winter the area is perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing (particularly the road up to the Horn picnic area) and the rest of the year it offers superb bushwalking on more than 100 kilometres of tracks, with everything from short strolls to strenuous hikes through a landscape that includes plants found nowhere else in the world. Recommended short walks with great views are the Monolith Track, The Gorge, the Cathedral-Hump Track and the climb to the summit of the Horn from the picnic area. In winter, free snowshoeing tours, with equipment supplied, are regularly given by the park’s rangers, in which you will learn a lot more about the park and its wildlife than you would otherwise do on your own. These tours provide a great introduction to the park and are a fun way to get around in the snow for a couple of hours. Bookings are essential.
There are simple facilities for camping at Lake Catani, but you will need to ski there during winter.
(03) 5756 2328 or 13 1963
- Mount Buffalo National Park, High Country, National park