The Horn Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park)


The Horn Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park)

Climb the striking granite peaks of The Horn to find yourself at the highest point on Mt Buffalo. Take in the 360-degree panoramas over the Mt Buffalo Plateau, Australian Alps and Buckland Valley below.

How to get there

The Horn Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park)

Need to know

The Horn Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • None applicable


    • 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.

The Horn Road closed

Due to recent snow fall The Horn Road is currently closed from Cresta Valley. The road closure will be reopen when the snow melts and safe driving conditions are returned.

It is a 8km return walk from Cresta Valley carpark to The Horn Picnic Area along the Horn Road.

Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer - Mount Buffalo NP

Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
14-18 November 2022
21-25 November 2022
8-12 May 2023
29 May-2 June 2023
5-9 June 2023
See attached map for details. 

Attachments: Mt Buffalo Aerial Shooting Information (430KB)

Reservoir Road closed

Due to recent high rainfall there are sections of this road that require remediation before vehicle traffic can safely pass. 

Access will be restored as soon as possible  - please feel free to walk to the reservoir in the mean time. The closure of Reservoir Road adds an additional 3 kms to the Mount McLeod and Rocky Creek hike-in campsites walks.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may add to your plans.

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Ground control operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks and Reserves from December 2022 to December 2023. These areas will remain open to visitors during operations.
Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)
Buchan Caves Reserve
Burrowa-Pine Mountain
Cape Conran Coastal Park
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
Errinundra National Park
Lake Tyers State Park
Lakes National Park
Baw Baw National Park
Mount Buffalo National Park
Mount Mittamatite Regional Park
Mount Mitta Mitta Flora Reserve
Mount Lawson State Park
Mount Granya State Park
Mountain Creek Education Area
Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve
Wabba Wilderness Park
Wilsons Promontory National Park

For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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