Thursday, Thursday 18, 2019  
 
News & Updates
NEW RULES FOR BUS PARKING
15-04-2019 
Please be advised a new bus drop off / pick up point has been constructed at the Mount Buffalo Chalet for improved pedestrian safety

This is located out the front of the Chalet garden, opposite the entry to the Gorge Car Park. Please note there is now NO BUS PARKING in the Gorge Car Park. (Larger than 12 seater vehicles)

Access to the new bus drop off / pick up point can be reached by driving directly up towards the Chalet and utilising the Chalet Car Park as a turn-around point before dropping off or picking up guests.

For stops longer than 5 minutes, buses can park at the large space opposite the Parks Office on Mount Buffalo road (near the entry to the Monolith walking track).

Safety is paramount to Parks Victoria and thanks all licensees for their understanding.

For further information or clarification, please contact Adam Kerry on 0499 018 384 or call 13 1963 or visit www.parks.vic.gov.au


CHALET TOURS AND JUNIOR RANGER ACTIVITIES
04-04-2019 
There will be Chalet tours 18 April to 15th May plus Junior Ranger activities during the School Holidays see "ACTIVITIES" drop down menu

DINGO DELL CAFE AND GORGE COFFEE VAN SCHOOL HOLIDAY AND EASTER HOURS
01-04-2019 
DINGO DELL CAFE - Will open Wednesday 3rd April to Friday 5th April and then stay open 7 days a week over the Victorian School Holidays and Easter - 6th to 23rd April
The Cafe is located in a family friendly day public day shelter with, tables, toilets and change rooms. You are welcome to bring your own food and use the facilities in the shelter as it is a public area.
Hours 10 m to 5 pm

GORGE COFFEE VAN - Will be closed 2nd to 5th April and will reopen Saturday 6th April. The van will remain open 7 days a week (weather permitting) during the Victorian School Holidays and Easter 6th to the 23rd April
Hours 10 am to 4 pm

CAMPING AT LAKE CATANI
18-12-2018 
Camping at lake Catani is open through to the end of April (Book at the Parkweb website). There are also two "outstation" hike in camp areas out near the reservoir, bookings essential. 




Archive

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