Buffalo views – 15kms

Date(s) - 6 Feb 2022


  • Grade 3 Medium
  • Leader: David G
  • Phone: 0432 632 142 after 7pm the Monday-Wednesday leading up to the walk please
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We’ll start walking from Mackey’s lookout. It will save the bulk of the ‘big walk’ up the mountain while allowing us to walk up into that wonderful view across the gorge to the chalet. There is still a climb up to the chalet though, and the section of the walk past the chalet still has some climb in sections.

We’ll then make our way past the underground river and take a side-trip up to ‘View point’, to Lake Catani. We’ll then return to the chalet and back down the way we came.

In previous years we’ve gone from Lake Catani out to the Chalwell galleries circuit, however this always starts to make me nervous with timing so we will leave this out. It also drops the distance to 15km or so.

I’ve graded the walk as a medium, but it will be a really solid medium. It is all on track. The first hour or two up to the chalet is an ongoing ‘up’ and has some switchbacks. Likewise the walk from the chalet out to view point has a sharp downhill and then equal uphill. But once we get to viewpoint, it’s nearly all flat or downhill for the remainder of the day.