Friday, August 18, 2017  
 
News & Updates
MOUNT BUFFALO SNOW CONDITIONS
16-08-2017 
After two days of rain there is a lot of damage to the snow pack but we are expecting good snowfalls Thursday and Friday. The weekend of the 19th and 20th August will be less stormy and should have good snow and be a great weekend to visit Mount Buffalo.

We will keep you informed of conditions. Be prepared to fit chains and drive carefully. Have a great time in the snow at our Winter Wonderland. Regular weather and snow updates can be found at
https://www.facebook.com/VisitMountBuffalo/. 

There are spectacular views of the Alps from the gorge and our walking tracks are a great way to see our waterfalls, granite pinnacles, snow plains and forests. So spoil yourself and "Visit Mount Buffalo" this Winter.

LAKE CATANI WINTER CAMPING
15-07-2017 
While general camping and the shower facilities are closed there are limited snow camping sites available during winter. The main camping areas reopen again in November.


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ABOUT OUR MOUNTAIN

GEOLOGY
Formed well below the earths surface millions of years ago, wind, water and ice have eroded away the granite leaving behind the mountain's amazing rock formations.  The sedimentary rocks that originally covered the area (and some of the metamorphic rocks of the contact zones) can still be seen at places on the road to the mountain top.
Pegmatites and Dykes will be found in the granites of mount Buffalo by the observant person (although not crystal rich as are the pegmatites of the Beechworth Granites). Xenoliths are also interesting and quite common.

ABOUT XENOLITHS
www.umanitoba.ca/geoscience/faculty/arc/xenolith.html

MORE ABOUT GRANITE
geology.about.com/od/more_igrocks/a/granite.ht


Explorers Hume and Hovell named Mount Buffalo in 1824 as they passed through the area on their way from Sydney to Port Phillip Bay traveling through what is now the Wangaratta / Glenrowan ares. They likened the mountain to a sleeping buffalo in the distance. This explains the names for the granite tors such as the Horn and the Hump.

MORE ABOUT HUME AND HOVELL
www.australianhistory.org/hume-hovell.php
www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/humenhovell.htm

The Horn (at the South End of the Mountain), rises to 1723 metres and is the highest point on the plateau.

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