Tuesday, October 23, 2018  
 
News & Updates
Gorge Coffee Van
22-10-2018 
The continuing gorge precinct upgrade works are preventing the Gorge Coffee van from opening as usual in Spring. It will reopen when the site in the carpark becomes available for use

CAMPING AT LAKE CATANI
08-10-2018 
Camping at lake Catani will reopen for the November long weekend and will continue through to the end of April
The "Glamping" trial at the camping ground has  commenced in early October and will continue through to the end of December -  See drop down Menu for details


DINGO DELL CAFE HOURS
08-10-2018 
Dingo Dell Cafe and day shelter is now closed Mondays and Tuesday and will be open 10 am to 5 pm Wednesdays to Sundays during October

WATTLES AND WATERFALLS
12-10-2018 
Mount Buffalo in the spring has wonderful scenic views and walks. There are also a number of spectacular waterfalls to visit and the Buffalo road is lined with golden wattles.


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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