Wednesday, February 21, 2018  
 
News & Updates
1.5 Million $ Gorge Prescinct Upgrade
18-02-2018 
As a part of Parks Victoria's upgrade investment in the Chalet and environs their is to be a $1.5 Mil upgrade of the facilities at the gorge precinct car park - the plans are at the draft stage and public consultation is to take place (see detail of briefing dates and times) - outline information and links to relevant documentation is at - https://www.facebook.com/VisitMountBuffalomndk/

CAMPING AT MOUNT BUFFALO
09-12-2017 
Camping at Lake Catani camping ground available through to the end og April. There is also outstation hike in camping located at Rocky Creek and Mount McLeod (Drop Toilets). Bookings can be made at www.parkweb.vic.gov.au

VISITING MOUNT BUFFALO THIS SUMMER
09 - 12 -2017 
Mount Buffalo is well worth a visit in the summer. The mountain is normally 10 degrees cooler than Bright and the alpine valleys, so it is a great place to relax and escape the heat on hot days. There is swimming, fishing and kayaking on Lake Catani. Rock Climbing,Abseiling, Bushwalking, Porta ledge picnics and many other amazing activities and adventures are available using licensed tour operators.  There is a coffee van in the gorge and a Cafe at Dingo Dell (See drop down menu for opening hours).
Why not visit one of our amazing waterfalls or perhaps experience sunset at the Horn where you can also view the amazing Bogong Moths swarming as the darkness falls.
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