The Horn Picnic Area – Mount Buffalo National Park
Possibly one of the most spectacular picnic spots in Australia, The Horn Picnic Area boasts breathtaking views of the Alpine Valleys and beyond. Those mountains just go on and on…and you are on top of the world! Which one is Mount Hotham, Mount Feathertop, Mount Buller? All of these peaks are easily spotted from the architecturally interesting, boulder filled and utterly beautiful ‘ Buffalo Horn’.
At 1,723 metres elevation, The Horn is the highest point in the Mount Buffalo National Park, on the western side of the Victorian Alps. It is a striking granite peak not unlike the horn of a buffalo, the animal whose name was given by explorers Hume and Hovell to describe this spectacular mountainous range of rocky outcrops and alpine vegetation, which descends into an expansive plateau. Just a short walk from the end of the road,the views are impressive at any time of the day, but particulalry breathtaking at sunset. Enjoy a light supper as you watch the sun dip behind the many glorious peaks of the High Country. Picnic tables and chairs are provided but equally do-able is your own picnic rug spread – perfect for lounging. If you are up for some activity then the Horn Track (1.5 km, 45 minutes return) is a perfect post picnic walk and leads to a lookout with superb 360 degree views of the plateau and Australian
Facilities: Facilities: Parking, picnic table and chairs with the nearest toilets located at Cathedral Saddle.
Mount Buffalo is a National Park and respectful visitor conduct is expected at all times. Please follow the below rules when picnicking at Mount Buffalo:
- Please ensure to take your rubbish with you, or dispose of when bins are provided.
- Dispose of soap and detergent at least 50m from waterways.
- All the plants and animals in the park are protected. Leave the park as you find it. Do not feed the wildlife.
- Where possible, use a portable gas or fuel stove. Light fires only in the fireplaces provided.
- Fires (including barbecues) must not be lit on days of Total Fire Ban. For more information about Total Fire Bans visit the CFA website.