I had not previously walked around Mt Buffalo before. Just a few visits to the Chalet and nearby lookout. I have thought of checking it out a few times but never got around to it. This changed on a weekend in early February 2023. The weather outlook was not great. Rain, possibly even snow on Mt Buffalo on Saturday but then improving on Sunday. A group of 4 of us travelled from Melbourne on Saturday morning. We left the car at the chalet and started walking around 11am.
Our plan was to walk the Buffalo Plateau circuit anti-clockwise, camping at Rocky Creek (bottom left on the map below) and returning to the chalet (top right) on Sunday.
We ended up changing this a bit to suit the weather better, heading south at a link track not long after Mt Dunn and getting to Rocky Creek camp a bit earlier. The plan was to hopefully get better weather on Sunday to check out the more picturesque northern track.
I didn’t get many photos of Saturday’s walking as the rain and mist were persistent throughout the day. We came across a few patches of snow scattered about.
Having decided to take the shorter route to our camp for the night we arrived at Rocky Creek and set up camp. The rain held off for a few hours and we were able to set up, collect water and have dinner in relative dry.
Sunday’s walking was fantastic. The weather turned and we had sunny but cool weather throughout the day. We started with a steady climb to Mollisons Galleries.
We followed the track along Mollisons Plain to Eagle Point where we enjoyed fantastic views.
Although the weather was great we realised we would have a late finish if we continued to Og Gog Magog so we decided to take a shorter route via Split Rocks and Stanley Rocks. It was very good walking with beautiful scenery.
We stopped for a snack break at Lake Catani before making our final push back to Echo Point and the car.
I really enjoyed Sunday’s walking and would definitely come back to Mt Buffalo to do some more walking and camping.
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