Thursday, January 30, 2020  
 
News & Updates
TOTAL FIRE BANS
19-12-2019 
On days of severe or higher fire risk, emergency services may declare a Total Fire Ban where fires are banned. Check to ensure you are aware of the requirements for compliance on these days.

CODE RED FIRE DAYS
19-12-2019 
Note that Mount Buffalo (and all National Parks and Public Land will be closed on Code Red fire days and also may close at other times if the land managers and emergency services consider that the risk warrants this decision - be informed and check prior to leaving for the bush.

FIRE DANGER RATINGS
24-11-2019 
Ensure you keep informed of local heat and fire conditions and issues over summer- the ABC local radio is a good source of information and you should have the VIC Emergency App on your phone with updates for your area activated - take care in the outdoors or at home and check that your emergency plan is ready to go. Buffalo is 10 degrees cooler than in the valleys below.

DINGO DELL HOURS
4 -1 -2020 
The Dingo Dell Cafe is closed for the duration of the fire emergency - we will advise when reopening once the National Park is open again. 


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BIKE RIDING AT MOUNT BUFFALO

BUFFALO ROAD - VALLEY TO THE SUMMIT

This bike ride is one of the most popular hill climbs in the region and requires a good level of fitness and a bike with suitable gearing for the task. Riders can either finish their ascent at the Gorge precinct car park, or continue further out to Dingo Dell (When the Cafe is open)

Daylight suitable headlights and taillights are recommended as these provide other vehicles earlier visibility of you and your bike both when traveling up or down the road, a few seconds may provide room to avoid an accident. Note that many drivers that visit the mountain are inexperienced at driving on mountain roads.  

Keep rider pack sides small and distances between packs or bikes sufficient to allow cars safe passing and return to lane. The road is narrow and winding with poor visibility due to bends, shadows and trees obscuring the road ahead for drivers.

Do not wave vehicles past, allow them to chose their own time to pass safely as they would with a slow car.

The valley to the summit ride is also a part of the Seven Peaks Ride http://www.7peaks.com.au/mount-buffalo/

Distance 23km     Rise 1,119m    Grade Average 5%     Grade Max 11%

Arguably the steadiest climb and very consistent gradient. Terrific vistas and one of the best descents of the 7 Peaks.

TRACKS AND TRAILS

Most tracks are for the use of hikers and walkers only and are not for use by bike riders. However, there are small number of management vehicle tracks and roads where bike riding is permitted. These include, the Gorge to lake Catani track, the Horn road, the Reservoir road and the Mt McLeod Track

GORGE TO LAKE CATANI CIRCUIT An excellent ride suitable for mountain or general use bikes is to start at the Chalet precinct car park and travel first to lake Catani and the camping ground along the walking path, management vehicle track, then return to the gorge via the sealed Mount Buffalo road.

USEFUL INFORMATION

NEW RIDE HIGH COUNTRY WEBSITE RESOURCE

Information on road and mountain biking, rides, locations etc from Tourism North East

http://www.ridehighcountry.com.au


BICYCLE NETWORK RESOURCE

There is useful information on bike riding, safety, etc at the cycling peak body website - https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/