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  • Length: 17.8km

  • Duration: 7hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Reservoir Day Visitor Area

  • End: Reservoir Day Visitor Area

  • Closest Town: Porepunkah

  • Location: Mount Buffalo National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 342km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -36.7289920000

  • Longitude: 146.7747700000

Summary

The Mollison Galleries Rocky Creek Circuit traverses both Five Acre and Mollison Plains in the heart of the Buffalo Plataea. The circuit is clearly sign posted as it winds its way through snow gums, alpine ash forests, rocky outcrops and grassy plains. Commence the hike at the reservoir day visitor area and walk back the way you drove in to the start of Mount McLeod Track. Follow this track for approximately 300m before turning left at a signposted track. Heading generally west towards Five Acre Plains you will take in a few side trips to Og Gog Magog and Eagle Point. Both offering rewarding views of nearby peaks and the Buffalo Plateau.

After leaving Eagle Peaks you will cross the Mollison Plain before reaching the most westerly point on this circuit. The track ends at the rocky outcrop of Mollison’s Galleries providing views into the Buffalo River Valley below.

From the Galleries, retrace your steps for approximately 500m to a trail junction. The following section follows a barely visible trail as it winds its way down the escarpment to the valley below. Be careful in this section as there are limited markings and you can easily lose the trail.

On reaching the Rocky Creek 4WD track turn left and head east following the trail along its length as you traverse Wild Dog Plains, Devils Couch and return to the Reservoir.

Getting There

Drive towards Bright via Hume Highway, Wangaratta and Myrtleford. Take the turn off to Mt Buffalo near Porepunkah. Drive up to the Buffalo plateau, continue past the road to the chalet and drive until you see the Parks Office on your right. The gravel road to the reservoir is on the right about 500m past the Parks Office. If you reach the VicRoads depot you have gone to far. The road is suitable for 2WD vehicle but take care and drive slowly. Park at the end of the road near the reservoir.

 

Total distance: 17766 m
Max elevation: 1468 m
Min elevation: 1144 m
Total climbing: 736 m
Total descent: -749 m
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