When we climbed Victoria’s second highest mountain, Mt Feathertop, I saw a big hunk of a mountain in the distance and thought “we should really go there this holiday”. Well, we did, and it was grouse (as the Victorians say). The mountain is called Mt Buffalo, after its shape, and the pictures below are of the longest walk in the park, the so called Big Walk, but we also did three short walks higher up on the plateau after we finished – The Horn (which looks like a horn), The Hump, (which looks like a hump), and the Chalwell Galleries. All offered excellent views (especially the first two). This walk starts at the bottom of the mountain and rises about 1000m to 1350m of elevation. At the end of the walk are spectacular views of the Gorge (which is a gorge), particularly the very sheer and massive North Wall (which is the wall on the north side of the Gorge). Clearly very little mental effort was expended when naming the parts of this national park.
If you aren’t up for 1000m of ascent and descent then you can just drive straight to the views of the Gorge, and take short strolls to some of the other nearby viewpoints. Even Marriott’s Lookout can be accessed easily from the road up. But then that would be cheating.
And I featured this walk in a compilation of my favourite bushwalks in Victoria.
You can find notes on the Parks Victoria website, and also on Trail Hiking Australia. The return walk is a long but manageable day walk, and we had time afterwards to drive up the mountain and squeeze in a series of three other short walks. A long day.