Hike State
Hike Level
Hike Grade

Grade

4

Intermediate

9 KM

Hike Duration

3-4 Hours

Hike Style

Circuit

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Day Hike

Start Point

Mount Buffalo Rd, Mount Buffalo VIC 3740, Australia

Mount Buffalo Eastern Plateau Loop

Mount Buffalo Eastern Plateau Loop

Image: Parks Victoria

Why this Hike

This day hike in the Australian Alps offers lakeside lunch spots, rock scrambling and breath taking views of Mount Hotham and Mount Feathertop. Taking you over Eurobin Creek, past Lake Catani and up to multiple lookouts, this hike offers challenge and reward which is perfect for those looking to hike in the Alps but avoid camping overnight. Note that this walk includes rock scrambling.

Track Notes & Overview

Starting at the Gorge Day Visitor Centre, this hike follows the Gorge-lake Catani track past Billisons lookout that looks out towards Mount Feathertop and Mount Hotham and continues along Lake Catani. From the lake you will take Chalwell Galleries Track which you will be required to rock scramble and squeeze through narrow spaces to reach the Lake-side walking track a few hundred metres past the scrambling rocks. After walking about 1.5 kilometres on this track you will reach Mount Buffalo Road which you will follow past Grossmans Mill Picnic Area, past the Picnic area you will link up with Monolith track which you will follow to complete the hike through the forested gully past the Monolith Lookout turn off.

Packing for a Day Hike

Packing for a Day Hike

Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.

Food for a Day Hike

Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.

Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.

Leave No Trace

A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.

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