• Length: 7km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Blackfellow Plains

  • End: Blackfellow Plains

  • Location: Mount Buffalo National Park

  • Closest Town: Porepunkah

  • Distance from CBD: 346km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -36.74970546

  • Longitude: 146.7890991

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Mount Dunn and Drillhole Rocks is a 7km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Mount Buffalo National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The Mount Dunn and Drillhole Rocks circuit explores a number of interesting rock formations, snow gum and mountain ash forests, alpine creeks and the rocky summit of Mount Dunn.

Commence the hike by following the Macs Point trail. After approximately 500m you will pass a signposted trail to Mount Dunn on your right. Ignore this trail unless you want to complete the circuit in an anti clockwise direction. Continue to follow the Macs Point trail past Drillhole Rocks and Stanley Rocks. Both of these make an interesting short side trip if you enjoy rock scrambling.

Continue past Stanley rocks and after 200m you will see yet another signposted trail on your right. Turn right at this point and follow the trail as it winds it way down hill through snow gums and alpine ash forests. At the base of the hill you will reach a trail junction. Turn left at this point and head north towards Mount Dunn. The climb to the summit starts off gradually as the trail winds its way around the base of the mount before reaching a saddle just before the steeper section of the ascent. The final stages will require climbing newly secured ladders to the rocky summit for awe inspiring views of the surrounding plateau.

Retrace your steps back down the eastern side of Mount Dunn then back into the valley below. At the same junction where you were earlier keep left and follow the trail as it climbs up towards Charmichael Point and to the intersection of the Macs Point trail. Turn left and walk around 500 back to the trail head.

About the region

An all-seasons national park, Mount Buffalo has sheer cliffs, imposing granite tors, tumbling waterfalls, snow gums and stunning wildflowers. First reserved in 1898, the 31,000 hectare park contains vegetation and fauna adapted to extremes of weather, as a result of its sub-alpine location. As you drive and walk throughout the park, you will see evidence of the recent fires, but you will also see the vivid colours as species begin to regenerate. There is plenty of wildlife to see including Lyrebirds, Eastern Rosellas, Wombats and Swamp Wallabies. Many animals can be seen along the main tourist road so please drive carefully, especially at dawn and dusk.

Getting there

Drive towards Bright via Hume Highway, Wangaratta and Myrtleford. Take the turn off to Mount Buffalo near Porepunkah. Drive up to the Buffalo plateau, continue past the road to the chalet and continue towards Dingo Dell. Approximately 1.6km past Dingo Dell (and 300m past the Leviathan) you will reach Black Fellow Plains. Park on the right hand side of the raod near the Macs Point trail.

GPX File

Total distance: 6998 m
Max elevation: 1526 m
Min elevation: 1336 m
Total climbing: 385 m
Total descent: -385 m
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