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Mt Buffalo

Mount Buffalo is moderately tall mountain plateau in the Mount Buffalo National Park in Victoria, Australia that is located approximately 350 kilometres (220 mi) northeast of Melbourne in the Australian Alps.

The summit on the plateau, known as the Horn, has an elevation of 1,723 metres.

During winter Mount Buffalo offers snow play and cross-country skiing.  Bring your ski gear along with the trusty family toboggans and make your way to the sub alpine climes of Mount Buffalo for a dose of snow play, tobogganing and cross-country skiing. 

 Enjoy family friendly tobogganing and snow play in two separate areas. Dingo Dell is about 30 kilometres from Porepunkah and features a cafe, visitor centre, ski school, toboggan slope and ample room for snow play. Cresta Valley lies 3 kilometres further up the road and has toboggan runs, groomed and un-groomed cross country ski trails and toilets.

Be prepared to fit chains and drive carefully. Have a great time in the snow at our Winter Wonderland.  

Early winter at Mount Buffalo is cold clear days with views of the snow on the Alps in the distance. June brings the first of the winter snow falls, but until the colder weather and bigger storms of early July arrive, little remains on the ground for long. 

Mount Buffalo's snow season is normally from mid July to early September. Beautiful township, particularly in autumn and spring, on the edge of the Snowy Mountains.Situated 320 km north-east of Melbourne Mount Buffalo is one of Victoria's, and Australia's oldest skiing resort destinations.

It is thought that Mt Buffalo, in Mt Buffalo National Park, was once twice or even three times its current height (1723 m). Its 35-sq-km plateau is littered with striking rock formations such as the Leviathan - a 30 000-tonne rock balanced on a tiny base. The mountain owes its name to the bovine impression it left upon the explorers Hume and Hovell.

 

GETTING THERE

QantasLink flies you direct to Hotham Airport from Sydney.

The 348 kilometre drive from Melbourne to Mount Buffalo takes approximately four hours and 7 hours from Sydney.

FAST FACTS

Cross-country trails: 10km

Unmarked trails: 20km

Backcountry ski touring: unlimited

Ski hire: Bright Chalet

current height :1723m

Toboggan hire: Dingo Dell cafe

Area: 310 km2

Elevation : 1,723 m

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