Gorge Heritage Walk
Mt Buffalo National Park
Over a hundred years ago the daughter of local pioneer James Manfield gained a reputation as 'Guide Alice'. She delighted the first tourists to the remote and rugged plateau with her love and knowledge of the spectacular landscapes around the Gorge, as well as her preference for more practical home-made trouser suits. Starting near the stately Mount Buffalo Chalet, this loop walk revisits the scenic highlights of those early tours, with interpretive signs along the trail allowing you to see the area's history and natural beauty through the eyes of Guide Alice.
Winding through woodlands of tall Alpine Ash and twisted snow gums, the trail passes rushing waterfalls and distinctive granite tors on its way to the highest vertical cliffs in Australia. Lookouts along the way offer breathtaking views of the sheer rock walls, Crystal Brook Falls plunging nearly 300 metres from the rim of the gorge, and the fertile Buckland Valley far below.
Walk: 1 hour
Start: Gorge Day Visitor Area
Finish: Gorge Day Visitor Area
Permits/bookings: Park Entrance Fee
Best time: Summer
Further information: Contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre on Ph 13 19 63 (within Australia).