“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”
― John Muir, Our National Parks
**Saturday 16th January 2021**
Mount Buffalo NP was impacted by the 2019-2020 unprecedented fires that burned for months along Eastern Australia. Fortunately the bulk of the trails were saved from destruction as well as the important infrastructure such as Lake Catani Campground and the heritage listed Chalet.
Mount Buffalo is a magical place to explore and find solitude. This community celebration event will bring you into one of the areas that was impacted by the fires. A year on from the fires the resilience of the environment should be quite obvious as you make your way out to the South Buffalo Lookout. With views looking out towards Lake Buffalo and back across to the Horn, the event location is truly somewhere worth experiencing.
Mount Buffalo is 325 kilometres, three and a half hours’ drive northeast from 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.
There are over 90km of tracks traversing pristine subalpine plant communities and unique landscapes. The tracks are generally welldefined and signposted. Maps should be carried at all times.
PARKS VIC INFOMATION: South Buffalo Track – 8km, 3 hours return
From Cresta Valley this track initially climbs a ridge, then meanders through Snow Gum meadows and small snow plains, terminating at the South Buffalo view point and the location of this event.
Community Celebration Events - 2020
This Event is part of a limited release of Community Celebration Events to celebrate 20 years of geocaching. Geocachers hosted events between May 2, 2020 and December 31, 2021. Learn more about Community Celebration Events on the Geocaching Blog.