Mount Buffalo is an absolute dreamland for outdoor adventure lovers — think mountainous hikes, alpine lakes and heart-pumping rock climbing experiences. This expansive natural playground located on Taungurung Country is situated about a 3.5 hours’ drive from Melbourne and, thanks to its endless alpine scenery, is undoubtedly worth the trip.

In partnership with Victoria’s High Country, has tracked down some of the top activities in the area, from guided walks to sky-high picnics. Whether you’re camping overnight or based at our wonderful caravan park, Mount Buffalo National Park is teeming with thrilling endeavours for every kind of adventurer.

So, get out there.

Mount Buffalo plateau’s highest point is at the summit of The Horn, which rises 1723 metres above sea level. So, it’s safe to say you’ll score sprawling views of the adjacent alps from up here. How do you reach this spectacular lookout? Along the Horn Track which starts at the oh-so-scenic Horn Picnic Area.

The scenery is always remarkable no matter what time you reach the summit; however, we recommend you elevate your visit by timing your adventure at dusk. As the path to the top is relatively easy (about 45-minutes return), you can bring along a picnic basket and catch the sun set across the high plains while feasting on cheese and sipping an ice-cold brew.

NOTE: Seasonal Road Closures

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