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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mt Buffalo National Park, Cresta Valley in winter

Hump and Cathedral from Horn Rd

Cresta Valley ski field

Hump and Cathedral from Horn Rd

Le Seouf Peak from Horn Rd
On Sunday August 8, 2010, with mate Mick, we visited the Mt Buffalo National Park, 350 km NE of Melbourne.

Our destination was the Cresta Valley, high up on the Plateau.

The pictures show the scenery and marvellous rock formations along the Valley and nearby locations, including the Dingo Dell and Cresta ski fields.

Temperature at the time was zero degrees!

The Horn Rd is closed during winter at the end of Cresta Valley and becomes a XC ski trail.

The first ski-tow in Australia was built at Cresta in 1936.

Sadly, in December 2006, a bushfire destroyed the Cresta Lodge (previously known as the Tatra Inn), the Motel, and the Restaurant. The five ski lifts were saved.

Mackey's Lookout is on the Mt Buffalo Rd, on the way up the mountain.

See all of the Photos of our visit, including some historical photos dating back to the year 1900.

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