The Horn Picnic Area


The Horn Picnic Area

Located just below the striking granite peak of The Horn, the scenic picnic area is among the iconic granite boulders and twisted snowgums of Mount Buffalo. Step out on the edge of the scenic picnic area and taken in the views over the Great Dividing Range.

How to get there

The Horn Picnic Area

Need to know

The Horn Picnic Area

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No dogs allowed
  • No camping


  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Seasonal Road Closures

Seasonal Road Closures

The Horn Road, Reservoir Road and Lake Catani Road are closed during winter.
The Horn Road and Lake Catani Road are closed on the Thursday after Kings Birthday long weekend. Both roads will reopen on 15 September dependent on snow and road conditions post winter.
Reservoir Road is also a seasonal road. However, due to flooding this road remains closed until it is repaired. Refer to the 'Change of Conditions' notice on Reservoir Road.
Access to The Horn requires walking, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing from Cresta Valley Carpark.
Access to Lakeside Picnic Area at Lake Catani requires walking from either The Chalet Carpark along the Gorge Catani walking track or from the closed gate on the Mt Buffalo Road along Lake Catani Track.

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