The Horn Picnic Area (Mount Buffalo National Park)


The Horn Picnic Area (Mount Buffalo National Park)

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 (Mount Buffalo National Park)

Need to know

The Horn Picnic Area (Mount Buffalo National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No dogs, cats, pets 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.

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.

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.

Aerial shooting operation

Parts of this park will be closed Monday 26 to Friday 30 October 2020.
This is to ensure safe implementation of an aerial shooting program targeting deer and feral animals, to protect native species impacted by bushfires.
See attached map for details.

Attachments: Mt Buffalo National Park aerial shooting control area Oct 2020 (470KB)

Deer control operation underway

Deer control (ground shooting) is being undertaken in this park between September and December 2020, to protect native species impacted by bushfires. This operation poses no risk to visitor safety.

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