Bring your lunch and enjoy the Alpine scene from the comfort of a table at The Horn Picnic Area. The picnic area isn't actually at the top of The Horn. You can access the summit via a short walk (45 minutes return).
This is also a popular place to watch a sunset. If you're lucky you might see little Australian Kestrels diving on Bogong Moths in the failing light. Otherwise, just enjoy the solitude of this mountain peak far above the worries of civilisation.
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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.
Rocky Creek Hike-in Camping Area (Mount Buffalo National Park)
Rocky Creek Remote Campsite Closed until late spring early summer
The remote walk-in campsite at Rocky Creek will be closed until works can be undertaken to address fire-affected tree risks at the site as a result of the fires in summer 2020. Due to access difficulties over winter, work is likely to be completed by late spring or early summer. Visitors are still able to access the other remote walk-in campsite at Mt McLeod which was not impacted by fire.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Seasonal road closures 2020
Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.
Deer control operation underwayDeer control is being undertaken in this park between September and December 2020. This operation poses no risk to visitor safety.
Dicksons Falls Nature Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park)
Dicksons Falls and Back Wall tracks closed due to fire
The fires during January this year burned through the area from The Horn to Cresta Valley.The Dicksons Falls and Back Wall tracks ere impacted and will remain closed to visitors until infrastructure destroyed by the fires is repaired, including bridges and signage.Visitors are asked to not use these walking tracks during this period.Visitors are able to access the nearby Horn and South Buffalo walking tracks but are asked to remain out of all other burned areas.
Mount Buffalo National Park
Aerial shooting operation underwayParts of Mt Buffalo National Park, i.e. the area north west of the Mt Buffalo Tourist Road and the areas south of Cathedral Saddle, will be closed from Monday 21st to Friday 25th September (inclusive).This is to ensure safe implementation of an aerial shooting program targeting feral animals, to protect native species impacted by bushfires.
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