Mount Buffalo

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Mount Buffalo
Mt buffalo plateau.jpg
Mount Buffalo plateau as seen from below The Horn.
Highest point
Elevation1,723 m (5,653 ft)
Coordinates36°44′18″S 146°46′30″E / 36.73833°S 146.77500°E / -36.73833; 146.77500Coordinates: 36°44′18″S 146°46′30″E / 36.73833°S 146.77500°E / -36.73833; 146.77500
Geography
Mount Buffalo is located in Victoria
Mount Buffalo
Mount Buffalo
Parent rangeGreat Dividing Range
Climbing
First ascentUnknown
Easiest routeRoad access up Mount Buffalo Road.

Mount Buffalo is moderately tall mountain plateau in the Mount Buffalo National Park in Victoria, Australia that is located approximately 350 kilometres (220 mi) northeast of Melbourne in the Australian Alps.

The summit on the plateau, known as The Horn, has an elevation of 1,723 metres (5,653 ft) AHD.

Mount Buffalo is managed by Parks Victoria.[1]

Recreation[edit]

There are extensive walking tracks across the Plateau that is studded with large granite tors. The Mount Buffalo Gorge has sheer granite cliffs that provide good views down to the Ovens Valley. The cliffs are popular for rock climbing. There is a launch ramp for hang gliders at the cliffs.

There are waterfalls on the edge of escarpment.

The Mount Buffalo Chalet provided accommodation on the mountain but is not currently operating.

During winter Mount Buffalo offers snow play and cross-country skiing.

Lake Catani on the plateau is used for canoeing, fishing and swimming.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mount Buffalo National Park, Parks Victoria
  2. ^ Mount Buffalo National Park Archived 16 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine., Great Alpine Valleys