The plan is to park at the Chalet carpark and commence the walk from there. We follow the Big Walk Walking Track from the Mount Buffalo Chalet down to Mackey’s Lookout for lunch. Our descent from the Mount Buffalo Chalet at 1342 elevation to Mackeys Lookout at 920 m elevation will take in some of the best bits of the Big Walk.
Along the way, we can take time to visit the Reeds Lookout. This walk is approximately 12 kms return.
On our return, we can take in the sights of the Chalet and the Gorge Lookouts. Bring a cuppa, snacks, and lunch. Plus, wet weather gear and extra warm clothing to wear after the walk.
Part of this walk (especially at Mackey’s Lookout) is across sloping granite. Good boots are required to prevent slipping. Some of the lookouts have huge drops, but they are fenced. The track and weather conditions on the day may result in a change to the planned walk.
The return is mostly uphill, but it is mostly on good track and on long switch-backs rather than steep uphill climbs. There are a couple of sections of rock-stairs.