The Gorge and Mount Buffalo Chalet

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The Gorge and Mount Buffalo Chalet

Mount Buffalo National Park

If you only have a short time to spend in Mount Buffalo National Park, the Gorge is the place to visit. Home to historic Mount Buffalo Chalet, the Gorge is perched on 200m sheer cliffs and commands fantastic views over the Alps. Enjoy one of the easy but rewarding walks and bring a picnic. 
The Gorge is a perfect daytrip for people holidaying near Bright. There are picnic facilities and toilets, including accessible facilities for disabled visitors. And there's plenty to do, with a number of viewpoints from which to enjoy the stunning Alpine panoramas, the chalet and a range of walks. Some of the walks have benches for rest stops, making the Gorge an excellent place for people who are less mobile. 

Things to do

Water cascades down the granite rockface at Eurobin Falls.

Ladies Bath and Eurobin Falls

At Ladies Bath Falls, water cascades into a perfectly clear pool of water, while at Upper and Lower Eurobin Falls, Crystal Creek spills spectacularly over a formidable granite escarpment.
The jetty at Lake Catani near the campground at Mount Buffalo National Park

Lake Catani Campground

Discover magnificent waterfalls and remote alpine landscapes while camping within beautiful Snow Gum woodlands beside Lake Catani in Mount Buffalo National Park.
A couple in their thirties approach the summit lookout at the Horn of Mount Buffalo.

The Horn

Enjoy a picnic with a view at The Horn before climbing to the highest point in Mount Buffalo National Park and surveying the folded mountains of the Great Dividing Range stretching into the distance.

How to get there

The Gorge and Mount Buffalo Chalet

Mount Buffalo is 325 kilometres, or three and a half hours’ drive, northeast of Melbourne along the Hume Highway. Either take the Snow Road exit just before Wangaratta or continue along the highway to the Great Alpine Road (B500) exit. Watch out for native animals, especially early in the morning and at dusk. Take care driving during winter. The main road is often snow covered. Snow chains must be carried and fitted when and where directed by road signs during the declared snow season.

Facilities

Carpark
Lookout
Picnic Area
Toilets

Need to know

The Gorge and Mount Buffalo Chalet

Recent Mount Buffalo Chalet maintenance works

Maintenance works at Mount Buffalo Chalet - contractors on site after recent snowfall, 11 May 2020.

Contractors on site

After recent snowfall, 11 May 2020.
Maintenance works at Mount Buffalo Chalet - Elgas refurbishment of large bullets to provide gas heating for the building, 6 May 2020.

Elgas

Refurbishment of large bullets to provide gas heating for the building, 6 May 2020.
Maintenance works at Mount Buffalo Chalet - generator replacement project underway, 6 May 2020.

Generator replacement project underway

6 May 2020.
Maintenance works at Mount Buffalo Chalet - re-cladding of the kitchen wall, 6 May 2020.

Re-cladding of the kitchen wall

6 May 2020.
Maintenance works at Mount Buffalo Chalet -  North Wing repaint and repair, after 24 April 2020.

North Wing repaint and repair (after)

After 24 April 2020.
Maintenance works at Mount Buffalo Chalet -  North Wing repaint and repair, before 24 April 2020.

North Wing repaint and repair (before)

Before 24 April 2020.
Maintenance works at Mount Buffalo Chalet - North Wing protection works, 22 April 2020.

North Wing protection works

22 April 2020.
Maintenance works at Mount Buffalo Chalet - new weatherboards arrived for re-cladding work, 20 April 2020.

New weatherboards arrive

Weatherboards arrive for re-cladding work, 20 April 2020.
Maintenance works at Mount Buffalo Chalet - new solar system, installed 2019.

New solar system

Installed 2019.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Mount Buffalo National Park

    Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer - Mount Buffalo NP

    Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
     
    14-18 November 2022
    21-25 November 2022
    8-12 May 2023
    29 May-2 June 2023
    5-9 June 2023
     
    See attached map for details. 

    Attachments: Mt Buffalo Aerial Shooting Information (430KB)

    This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events

    This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.

    Mt Buffalo - Reservoir Road closed to vehicles

    Reservoir Rd closed to vehicles. Access on foot or bicycle is still permitted. For overnight hikers walking into the Rocky Creek and Mt McLeod Camping Areas, overnight parking is at the junction of Reservoir Road and Mount Buffalo Road, near the Vic Roads building. The closure of Reservoir Road adds an additional 3.2kms to the walk to both camping areas.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks from December 2022 to June 2023.
     
    Some access restrictions may apply. Please observe local signage.

    Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)
    Buchan Caves Reserve
    Burrowa-Pine Mountain
    Cape Conran Coastal Park
    Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
    Errinundra National Park
    Howitt-Wellington Plains
    Lake Tyers State Park
    Mount Baw Baw National Park
    Mount Buffalo National Park
    Mount Mittamatite Regional Park
    Mount Mitta Mitta Flora Reserve
    Mount Lawson State Park
    Mount Granya State Park
    Mountain Creek Education Area
    Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve
    Wabba Wilderness Park
    Wilsons Promontory National Park

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in this Park from December 2022 to June 2023.  The park will remain open for visitors during ground shooting operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in this Park from December 2022 to June 2023.  The Park will remain open to visitors.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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