Riding Mt Buffalo
This is a truly rewarding and popular ride through a unique and stunning National Park. This is an all-seasons destination and adventure playground with sheer cliffs, imposing granite tors, tumbling waterfalls, snowgums 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.
Ride to the historic Mt Buffalo Chalet built in 1910 and look back down the valley from the Gorge. Riders can cool off at Lake Catani before continuing up to the official finish at Dingo Dell.
The highest point of Mount Buffalo, The Horn, is a further 6km with the last 3km a well-maintained dirt
road. This ride is a balance of steep gradients, sharp corners and breathtaking views.
- Start – Eurobin Creek Picnic Area (Mt Buffalo Entrance), Mt Buffalo Rd, Porepunkah
- Finish – Dingo Dell Carpark, Mt Buffalo Rd, (go past Chalet turn-off & towards Lake Catani)
- Distance – 23km
- Rise – 1,119m
- Grade Average – 5%
- Grade Max – 11%
- Track your progress and challenge your friends on Strava
Stamp your Ride
Park Office Visitor Centre
Mt Buffalo Rd, 8.30am – 4.30pm, 7 days a week.
Dingo Dell Café
Mt Buffalo Rd, Mt Buffalo, 10am – 5pm Wed – Sun (plus Coffee Van @The Gorge in summer inc school hols).
* No 24/7 stamping station
Cycling Inform Ride Tips
Climbs with a steady gradient of around 5% apart from some steeper switchbacks and in the middle section where it flattens out a little for about 2km before climbing again. There is a right hand turn once over the major climb where you climb again for the final kilometres up to Dingo Dell. It is the most popular climb of the 7 Peaks rides.
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* Click on map to view route in Strava