Mt Buffalo National Park: Alpine Peaks and Outdoor Adventure
Blanketing an area of around 31 000 hectares, Mt Buffalo National Park is a region of spectacular rocky outcrops, cascading waterfalls and lush forest. It is one of Victoria’s oldest national parks and an ideal destination for those looking to immerse themselves in the stunning natural beauty and wonderful native wildlife of the state.
Mt Buffalo National Park covers Victoria’s entire sub-alpine plateau. With its striking rock formations and forests of blue gum and mountain ash, it’s equally stunning both in summer and winter. Be sure to visit Bents Lookout, The Horn or historic Mount Buffalo Chalet for striking, long-reaching views.
In winter, Mt Buffalo is a family-friendly snow resort and suitable for those looking for a relaxed destination. There are cross-country ski-trails to discover and plenty of facilities for experienced skiers or for those preparing to greet the snow for the first time. If you don’t want to ski you could try tobogganing, or just play in the snow and build a snowman with the kids.
Summer brings its own rewards, and Mt Buffalo makes an ideal spot in which to bushwalk, cycle or enjoy a picnic lunch in a shaded forest glen. More active types might enjoy hang-gliding over mountain peaks, rock climbing sheer granite tors, or mountain biking on a variety of tracks. Other options are canoeing or even fly fishing. Animal life is plentiful in Mt Buffalo with a wide variety of birds (a bird watching tour is a must for enthusiasts), wombats, echidnas, and of course, kangaroos.
Lake Catani is a serene spot where you can fish, canoe or camp under the stars. If you are looking for accommodation with more facilities but still close to Mt Buffalo National Park, then you might head to the nearby villages of Bright, Porepunkah or Myrtleford where there are a variety of luxury villas, comfortable cottages and Bed and Breakfasts. Look for something with breathtaking views and an open log fire and you will have an ideal haven of rest and relaxation!