Tour de Rocks ( and Pool) – Mt Buffalo

Date(s) - 7 Feb 2015


  • Grade 2
  • Leader: Warwick McLachlan
  • Phone: (02) 6025 1323
  • nil
  • Participant numbers:12
  • Final booking date: 4 Feb 2015

A series of short walks of between 1k and 2.5 k to visit  4 of the rock formations on Mt Buffalo followed by an optional dip in Lake Catani or the Ladies Bath, depending on inclination and heat. 1st up is Challwell Galleries in anticlockwise direction. This involves sidling up through the cleft which previously was difficult but Parks have reinstalled a ladder, walkers, for the use of. Next is Old Galleries, a quite beautiful rock formation with no scrambling. We will have lunch somewhere near Mahomet’s Tomb and Corral peak which is the 3rd set of rocks and combine a side trip to the Sentinel and a view to the Castle. Finally up the staircase to the Hump with unarguably the best views of the Buffalo Plateau. Absolutely essential to wear gardening gloves or similar – the rock is very abrasive on hands . Long trousers that you don’t care for could also be useful.