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Mount Buffalo

Mount Buffalo is moderately tall mountain plateau in the Mount Buffalo National Park in Victoria, Australia that is located approximately 350 kilometres (220 mi) northeast of Melbourne in the Australian Alps.

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  • Area:205.317 km2
  • Elevation:1387 m
  • Population:N/A
  • Local Government Area:Alpine Shire Council

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Mount Buffalo is moderately tall mountain plateau in the Mount Buffalo National Park in Victoria, Australia that is located approximately 350 kilometres (220 mi) northeast of Melbourne in the Australian Alps. The summit on the plateau, known as The Horn, has an elevation of 1,723 metres (5,653 ft) AHD. Mount Buffalo is managed by Parks Victoria. # History Before European settlement, Mount Buffalo was visited by the Mitambuta and Taungurong people who visited to feast on Bogong moths (Agrotis infusa). Hamilton Hume and William Hovell were the first Europeans to visit the area and they named the mountain during their 1824 expedition, noting the mountain'sresemblance to a giant, sleeping buffalo.In 1836, the explorer and Surveyor General of New South Wales, Thomas Mitchell visited the area and named the mountain Mount Aberdeen, unaware it had already been named Mount Buffalo. # Weather Climate data are sourced from Mount Buffalo Chalet, situated at an altitude of 1,350 metres (4,430 ft) AMSL. An extreme winter precipitation peak is noted, with a large quantity falling as heavy snow. # Things to do

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