Friday, September 21, 2018  
 
News & Updates
Requirement to carry chains cancelled from 20 September
20-09-2018 
The requirement to carry chains to Mount Buffalo has been lifted as of 4 pm Thursday 20th September. We will advise if this changes. 

SNOW CAMPING AT LAKE CATANI ENDED 31ST AUGUST
05-09-2018 
The last day of snow/winter camping at lake Catani camping ground was Friday 31st August - the camping ground will reopen on November long weekend and be open through to the end of April


STILL GOOD SNOWPLAY AT MOUNT BUFFALO
18-09-2018 
With 10 cm of spring snow at Dingo Dell and 20 cm at Cresta valley, Mount Buffalo is still providing fun sightseeing snow, snow play, tobogganing and even some limited cross country skiing.  - free entry and no charges to park or to access the slopes (Remember to carry chains - fit as directed, and to bring your winter woollies plus sunscreen). 

DINGO DELL CAFE HOURS
05-09-2018 
Dingo Dell Cafe and day shelter is open 10 am to 4 pm Mondays and Tuesdays and 10 am to 5 pm Wednesdays to Sundays during the snow season (while we still have snow for tobogganing)


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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