Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mt Buffalo, South Buffalo View Point

The plan was to walk out to The Back Wall in the Mt Buffalo National Park. However the wet spring had made the track difficult to follow in places and the local Park Ranger advised against it. So the amended trip took us out to South Buffalo View Point.
This lookout like the Back Wall provides both views North to some of the classical Mt Buffalo location such as the popular climbing site The Cathedral. Whilst in the opposite direction the distinctive Mt Cobbler is visible, further round to the West the plains around Wangaratta can be seen and on a clear day the Warby Ranges are visible and the now de-commissioned Lake Mokoan.
The walk is quite easy with no long steep climbs and only a very small amount of rock hoping to get to the lunch spot. The distance is not very long at around 8km and could easily be extend by first walking out to Dickenson Falls before returning to the cars at the former Tatra Inn site and morning tea. This easy trip would add another 3km to the walk and provide views to the East.