With huge granite cliffs rising up into the sky, this sub-alpine plateau is one of Victoria’s oldest national park, providing visitors a unique and spectacular experience. The walk or drive up Mount Buffalo, offers some spectacular views from the various lookouts, flora and fauna, and great photo opportunities.
One of the interesting natural features on your way up to The Horn Picnic Area and Lookout, is The Torpedo. Over the years it may sometimes get hidden by the growth of vegetation, and then revealed again after bushfires.
Torpedo rock is another peculiar feature of rock formation. Notice the rounded form and its well balanced position on the rock beneath it and also the smooth rounded forms of all the surface rocks in this locality. It looks like the bed of a dry-weather stream.Source: extract – A Curious Formation – Torpedo Rock, Mount Buffalo, Victoria, Australia, (Reproduction of c1910 Stereoview / copyright by The Keystone View Company, 1978)
Victorian Alpine Region > Beechworth | Benalla | Chiltern | Corryong | Eildon | Falls Creek | Glenrowan | Harrietville | King Valley & Milawa | Kinglake | Lake Mountain | Mansfield | Mount Beauty | Mount Buffalo | Mount Buller | Mount Stirling | Mountain Creek | Rutherglen | Tallangatta | Yackandandah | Yea
Great Alpine Road > Alpine National Park | Bairnsdale | Bright | Dinner Plain | Harrietville | Lakes Entrance | Mount Hotham | Myrtleford | Omeo | Oxley | Porepunkah | Wangaratta ◦ Other regions: Victoria’s High Country | NSW Snowy Mountain Region
Other towns, villages and localities in the Great Alpine Road include: Bruthen • Ensay • Eurobin Falls • Everton • Ovens • Swifts Creek • Tarrawingee
Footnote & References
- A Curious Formation – Torpedo Rock, Mount Buffalo, Victoria, Australia, (Reproduction of c1910 Stereoview / copyright by The Keystone View Company, 1978), https://mostly-history.tumblr.com/post/190499623973
- Victoria’s High Country, https://www.victoriashighcountry.com.au/