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The Big Walk - Mt Buffalo

Hike State
Hike Level


11.3 KM

Hike Duration

4-5 Hours

Hike Style

One Way

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Hike Grade



Day Hike

Start Point

575 Mount Buffalo Rd, Porepunkah VIC 3740, Australia

The Big Walk - Mt Buffalo

Image: Victoria's High Country

Why this Hike

This moderately challenging hike with a steep climb up Mount Buffalo rewards you with spectacular views in all directions as you follow the mostly shaded and clear path to the climax.

Track Notes & Overview

Following one of the original routes onto the Mt Buffalo Plateau this walk climbs 1000 m in 9 km. Starting at the Eurobin Creek Picnic Area at the park entrance and culminates at the Gorge Day Visitor Area. Walkers will pass through several vegetation zones as the altitude increases while enjoying spectacular views of the Australian Alps and the Gorge from the numerous lookouts. Adequate preparation is advisable as water is limited along the track and the weather can be unpredictable. Once you reach the Mount Buffalo Chalet you will have completed your hike.

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