Underground River Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park)


Underground River Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park)

The walk leads past many lookout points; starting with the Haunted Gorge and down to the Underground River, then up rough steep steps through rocky open forest to reach the Gorge-Catani Track; completing the loop.

How to get there

Underground River Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park)

Need to know

Underground River Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fires permitted
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No camping
  • No bicycles
  • No firearms allowed


  • Water hazards
    • Flash flooding
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks

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.

Extended seasonal road closures 2022

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but will remain in place during November and December 2022 in places affected by significant rainfall and flooding across Victoria. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

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)

This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events

This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks from December 2022 to June 2023.
Some access restrictions may apply. Please observe local signage.

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Buchan Caves Reserve
Burrowa-Pine Mountain
Cape Conran Coastal Park
Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
Errinundra National Park
Howitt-Wellington Plains
Lake Tyers State Park
Mount 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

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in this Park from December 2022 to June 2023.  The Park will remain open to visitors.
For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

Mt Buffalo Road uphill lane closure Sunday 4 December 7.30-10am

The Tour of Bright cycling event is this weekend. Stage 3 is on Sunday and involves a ride from Bright to Dingo Dell in the Mt Buffalo National Park.

In the interests of cyclist safety the 'uphill lane' only of the Mt Buffalo Road, from the Park Entrance Station to Dingo Dell, will be closed to vehicle traffic from 7.30am to 10.00am on Sunday 4th December.

The downhill lane will remain open. If you are visiting the Park on Sunday please plan your day accordingly.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Information on the event can be found at https://www.tourofbright.com.au/

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