Hans Memorial Weekend - The Monolith Mt Buffalo, grade 3, 5 km

Hans Memorial Weekend - The Monolith Mt Buffalo, grade 3, 5 km

From November 25, 2018 2:00 pm until November 25, 2018 4:30 pm

At Cresta Valley Mt Buffalo

Posted by Dianne Ross



Categories: CarCamping, DayWalks

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Date: Sunday 25th November 2018

Event walk Name–  The Monolith

Meeting Place – Lake Catani Camping Ground information Point

Meeting Time - 2pm

Leader – Ayu / Di Ross

Mobile - 0412899697

  • ·     Walk Length: 5 km
  • ·     Walk duration: approx 2.5 hrs
  • ·     Walk Grade: Grade 3
  • ·     Walk Style: Return

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but patchy and coverage varies by provider

Walk Description

The Monolith is a rugged rock formation which towers at 1464 meters above sea level. Easily accessed from the Gorge carpark, this exceptionally well maintained, clearly marked, wide and friendly track is perfect for stretching the legs after the drive up the hill and getting immersed in the boulder filled, naturally beautiful Mount Buffalo National Park.

The higher section of the track is formed from stone steps set into the side of a ravine. You will need to negotiate some steep sections, dotted by crossing of small alpine brooks. During late Spring and Summer the landscape is set alight with a colourful array of native wildflowers. As you approach the summit you will be greeted with the giant balancing rock that towers above Lake Catani. Take your time to take in the spectacular 360 degree views of the plateau.

Parks Victoria:  Mount Buffalo National Park website

Parks Victoria:  Mount Buffalo National Park Visitor Guide

Mandatory Gear: Conditions in Alpine Country can change quickly. The weather at the bottom of the mountain may also be different than at the top. In light of this – the following gear MUST be carried. Jacket – it must be waterproof! Beanie or Buff, Gloves, Space Blanket, Whistle and 2L of fluid and a snack or energy food and personal first aid kit.

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