Monday, April 06, 2020  
 
News & Updates
COVID 19 INFORMATION FROM PARKS VICTORIA
05-04-2020 
For current information what is closed, what is open and what is acceptable re accessing National Parks close to your home during the Covid 19 emergency see - https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/get-into-nature/safety-in-nature/covid-19-update

TOILETS - LOOKOUTS AND PICNIC TABLES CLOSED
03-04-2020 

At the direction of the Chief Health Officer of Victoria, Parks Victoria has closed the following sites until further notice:

  • all playgrounds, BBQ facilities, water drinking fountains, picnic shelters and tables, rotundas, toilets and viewing platforms


CAFE OPEN WEEKEND 4th and 5th April
03-04-2020 
The Dingo Dell Cafe will open 4th and 5th April for takeaway only (10 am to 4 pm).

The Gorge Coffee Van will be closed for the present due to the Covid 19 emergency. Keith and Helen apologise for any inconvenience


CAMPING CLOSED AT MOUNT BUFFALO
25-03-2020 
Camping at Lake Catani and the Outstation camping areas is now closed for the duration of the Corona Virus emergency


Archive
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/