Buffalo River

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A mountain river. It starts in the Barry Mountains east of Mansfield and joins the Ovens River near Myrtelford

The Country around Buffalo River

Head waters

Down Stream

The Buffalo River runs into the Ovens River



What was Buffalo River like in the late 1870's

The area of the Buffalo River was wild country where people like the KellyGang could hide horses and cattle

Gold was mined on the Buffalo (Argus15/8/64)

Links to the KellyGang

Sgt Steele led a search party hunting the KellyGang to the Buffalo River soon after the Stringybark Creek Murders in November 1878. (RC676) (RC17283)

Towns Settlements and Properties in the area



Nug Nug

What happened in the area of Buffalo River after the time of the KellyGang

How has the Buffalo River area changed

Lake Buffalo, on the Buffalo River is the largest water storage in the Ovens River catchment, with a capacity of 24,000 million litres. The dam was built in 1965.

What is happening at the area of Buffalo River today