Mount Buffalo, in north-east Victoria, is a tourist resort on a mountainous plateau that stands separately to the west of the Victorian alps. It is 75 km south of Albury-Wodonga and is usually reached by the Ovens Valley, south-east from Wangaratta. The nearest township before the plateau is ascended is Porepunkah.
The first Europeans to see the plateau were Hume and Hovell (1824) who thought that the land form resembled a reclining buffalo when observed from the north-west. They named it Mount Buffalo.