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News & Updates
MOUNT BUFFALO SNOW CONDITIONS
19-07-2017 
Both Cresta and Dingo Dell have good snow play and tobogganing and the Horn Road is fair to good for cross country skiing. We provide regular weather and snow updates at https://www.facebook.com/VisitMountBuffalo/.  There are also spectacular views of the Alps from the gorge and our walking tracks are a great way to see our waterfalls, granite pinnacles, snow plains and forests. So spoil yourself and "Visit Mount Buffalo" this Winter.

LAKE CATANI WINTER CAMPING
15-07-2017 
While general camping and the shower facilities are closed there are limited snow camping sites available during winter. The main camping areas reopen again in November.


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LICHENS AND MOSSES

The granite cliffs and boulders of Mount Buffalo appear multi colored and while this is true most of the colors are actually the mosses, lichens and other micro plants that cover the rock. Lichens (while not actually a plant) are found in an amazing range of colors from bright orange through to a range of greens, browns and greys.

Lichens are amazing and were among the first living things to colonize the land and are not actually a single plant but are a symbiotic relationship between a number of living things. A definition of a lichen is

A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria (or both) living among filaments of a fungus in a symbiotic relationship. The combined life form has properties that are very different from the properties of its component organisms. Lichens come in many colors, sizes, and forms.

 EXAMPLES OF JUST SOME OF THE AMAZING MOSSES AND LICHENS THAT CAN BE FOUND