Thursday, March 30, 2017  
 
News & Updates
LAKE CATANI DAY VISITOR CHANGE ROOMS
12-12-2016 
Parks Victoria has now started work on the refurbishment of the Lake Catani day visitor change rooms and toilets. Visitors will have to use the camping ground facilities until this work is completed

CHALET REPAIR UPDATE
18-02-2017 
The works on the Chalet are progressing at pace this Autumn, many of the windows are in and quite a bit of painting completed. For the February Parks Victoria update on the Chalet works and other mountain developments see the drop down menu at - http://www.visitmountbuffalo.com.au/index.php?p=1_14

VISITING MOUNT BUFFALO THIS SUMMER
09 - 1 -2017 
Our Mountain is amazing in the summer with Bogong Moths and Sunsets to view at the horn - swimming and kayaking on Lake Catani, Rock Climbing and Abseiling in the gorge, Fishing, Kayaking, Bushwalking and other amazing activities and adventures for all ages and fitness levels. So spoil yourself and "Visit Mount Buffalo" this summer.


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ABOUT OUR MOUNTAIN

GEOLOGY
Formed well below the earths surface millions of years ago, wind, water and ice have eroded away the granite leaving behind the mountain's amazing rock formations.  The sedimentary rocks that originally covered the area (and some of the metamorphic rocks of the contact zones) can still be seen at places on the road to the mountain top.
Pegmatites and Dykes will be found in the granites of mount Buffalo by the observant person (although not crystal rich as are the pegmatites of the Beechworth Granites). Xenoliths are also interesting and quite common.

ABOUT XENOLITHS
www.umanitoba.ca/geoscience/faculty/arc/xenolith.html

MORE ABOUT GRANITE
geology.about.com/od/more_igrocks/a/granite.ht


Explorers Hume and Hovell named Mount Buffalo in 1824 as they passed through the area on their way from Sydney to Port Phillip Bay traveling through what is now the Wangaratta / Glenrowan ares. They likened the mountain to a sleeping buffalo in the distance. This explains the names for the granite tors such as the Horn and the Hump.

MORE ABOUT HUME AND HOVELL
www.australianhistory.org/hume-hovell.php
www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/humenhovell.htm

The Horn (at the South End of the Mountain), rises to 1723 metres and is the highest point on the plateau.

SEE THE DROP DOWN MENU FOR MORE INFORMATION