Saturday, May 26, 2018  
 
News & Updates
LAKE CATANI KAYAK HIRE
08-05-2018 
The kayak hire at Lake Catani has closed for the Winter and will return in the spring (Melbourne Cup Long Weekend)

DINGO DELL CAFE and GORGE COFFEE VAN MAY
26-04-2018 
Dingo Dell cafe will be open Wednesday to Sundays throughout May. The Gorge Coffee Van is closed for the winter and will return in the spring

1.5 Million $ Gorge Prescinct Upgrade commenced
06-05-2018 
Work on the Gorge Precinct Upgrade has commenced.
As a part of Parks Victoria's upgrade investment in the Chalet and environs their is to be a $1.5 Mil upgrade of the facilities at the gorge precinct car park - See parkweb.vic.gov.au for details

CAMPING AT MOUNT BUFFALO
09- 05-2018 
Camping at Lake Catani camping ground is now closed until the snow arrives when there is snow camping available (drop toilet only) with parking at the entry gate at the road.

VISITING MOUNT BUFFALO THIS AUTUMN
02 - 05 -2018 
Mount Buffalo is well worth a visit in the autumn.  There is swimming, fishing and kayaking on Lake Catani, easy or hard hikes and amazing views. There are also Rock Climbing,Abseiling, Bushwalking, Porta ledge picnics and many other amazing activities and adventures are available using licensed tour operators. The Cafe at Dingo Dell is open Wednesdays to Sundays.
Why not visit one of our amazing waterfalls or perhaps experience sunset at the Horn
Spoil yourself and "Visit Mount Buffalo" this Autumn.



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SNOW HIKES AT BUFFALO

There are a range of snow hike trails available at Mount Buffalo during the snow season

Please note that the Horn Road, Beginners Loop and Bogong loop at Cresta are only for snow shoes and cross country skiing and that walking on these trails puts footprints in the snow that ruin the trails and can seriously injure skiers when conditions are icy. Hiking on the reservoir road should also be avoided as this is a cross country ski and snow shoe trail.

Hike with a friend, let someone know where you are going, carry a map and compass, a Telstra mobile phone (note that many areas do not have reception) and consider carrying a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). Warm outdoor clothes and wet weather gear should be worn / carried.

The trails below the Plateau top are normally snow free and the gorge precinct and the hikes on the gorge rim are often clear of snow as well. The best snow hiking starts from the Monolith track through to Cresta Valley depending on snow levels

Some recommended snow hikes and a map of hikes at Cresta Valley are shown below

RECOMMENDED SNOW HIKING TRAILS

SHORT HIKES (Distance is return)

The Old Galleries 1km ....  1 Hour

The Sentinal and Mahomets Tomb 2.6 km ..... 3 Hours

Og Gog and Magog 3km ..... 3 Hours

Cathedral and Hump 2km .... 3 Hours

LONGER

Macs Point 8km ..... 6 to 7 Hours

South Buffalo 8km ... 6 to 7 Hours

Long Plain to Mount Dunn 8km ... 7 to 8 Hours

Eagle Point and Mollison Galleries 18 km .... 8 to 10 Hours


CRESTA VALLEY SNOW HIKE MAP