Gorge Lookouts Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park)

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Gorge Lookouts Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park)

One of the must do walks on the Mt Buffalo Plateau, linking four spectacular lookouts and providing views both down into the Gorge and its waterfall but also out to the adjecent ranges.

For those interested in the history of Mt Buffalo you can follow in the footsteps of one its pioneers; Alice Manfield or Guide Alice as she became known (1878-1960) via a series of short signs that interpret through her eyes the secrets of this speical place.

How to get there

Gorge Lookouts Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park)

Facilities

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Need to know

Gorge Lookouts Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No camping

Warnings

    • None applicable

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.

Reservoir Road closed

Reservoir Road has been damaged extensively by a storm on June 8th 2023. Mt Buffalo National Park had 176mm of rain fall in 24 hours. Reservoir Road will be closed indefinitely to vehicle traffic until considerable repairs can be made.

The closure of Reservoir Road adds an additional 3kms each way for walks to Mt McLeod, Rocky Creek, Eagle Point and Og Gog & McGog.

Parking is available at the junction of Reservoir  Road and Mt Buffalo Road near the Vic Roads depot.

Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer – December 2023

Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
 
11-15 December 2023
18-20 December 2023
 
See attached map for details.
 
For more information about the program and park closures, please visit this link.

Attachments: Mt Buffalo aerial operations Information sign (275KB)

Mt Buffalo Road - uphill lane closure December 3rd 7.30-10.30am

30th anniversary of the Tour of Bright
The third stage of the Tour of Bright cycling event is held at Mt Buffalo National Park on Sunday, December 3. The Mt Buffalo Road uphill lane will be closed from the park entrance station to Dingo Dell from 7.30am to 10.30am. Visitors staying at Lake Catani Campground will be able to leave the plateau on Sunday morning as the downhill lane is not impacted by the event. Travel from the campground to The Horn and Cresta Valley between 7.30-10.30am will not be possible. Please plan your day accordingly.
For more information on the event visit www.tourofbright.com.au
We apologise for any inconvenienc
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Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
 
For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

Lake Catani Campground campfire pits only (no bbq plates or billy hooks)

The campfire pits at Lake Catani Campground are currently being reconstructed. The old concrete slabs and swinging bbq plates and billy holding arms have been removed to be replaced with prefabricated campfire places using larger concrete pads and metal surrounds. Currently the campfire places consist only of dirt bases and rock surrounds. If you would like to cook on an open fire you will need to bring your own self-standing bbq plate and a tripod for a billy or pot. Free gas bbqs and picnic tables are available at the Lakeside Picnic Area. This area is a short walk from the campground.
We apologise for any inconvenience and are working towards getting the new fireplaces in-situ as soon as possible.

The Gorge Coffee Van opening days and hours

The Gorge Coffee Van opening days and hours of operation
The Coffee Van is located at the lower end of The Gorge carpark. The Gorge is a great location to start one of the many walks in the Mt Buffalo National Park or to have a picnic.

The coffee van will only be open weekends until the Saturday, 16th December. With the exception of the following weekends, 2-3 December and 9-10 December, when the coffee van will be closed.
The coffee van will be open every day from Saturday, 16th December to Monday, 29th January. The coffee van will be closed on Christmas Day. 
The Gorge Coffee Van opening hours are 10am until 4pm.

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