Monday, November 20, 2017  
News & Updates
With the snow gone, work is well underway to get ready for the summer season. Work is being carried out across the park to clear tracks and to fix and improve infrastructure. Visitors may experience some disruption to services and access to some areas.

Eurobin FallsAccess above the Lower Eurobin Falls Track will be restricted while work to repair and replace steps is undertaken. Signs will be in place to advise visitors while work is underway. Access
to the Lower Eurobin Falls and Lady Bath Falls
is open to visitors during this time but staff and contractors may be moving along the track with materials and machinery.Dates:  3 weeks 18/10 to 10/11

The Gorge Access to the lower end of The Gorge car park will be restricted while work is completed to upgrade the septic system.

Visitors will still have access to the Stone Hut and the Echo Point & Hang Glider Lookouts while work is being completed. Access to the Underground River will be via View Point Track. There will be increased truck and machinery traffic on Mount Buffalo Road to the Gorge and within the car park area. The toilets may be closed for a short period when the new system is connected but portable toilets will be placed in the car park during this short period of time.Dates: 23/10 to 25/11

‘The Horn Road’ Mount Buffalo Road from Cresta to The Horn. The Seasonal Road Closure on ‘The Horn Road’ remains in place until Thursday before Melbourne Cup weekend. The gravel section of road from Cresta to ‘The Horn’ will be graded before it
reopens. Visitors may experience trucks and machinery traveling on Mount Buffalo Road during this time.

Walking Tracks. Rangers will be systematically making their way along our track network to clear them of fallen timber and brush cut overhanging vegetation. If you would like to report any tracks that have trees down across them please leave a note in the Park Visitor Centre at the ranger station.

Cheers Michelle

Michelle Doherty Ranger Team Leader Ovens Area, Mt Buffalo National Park

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SKI TRAVEL INSURANCE INFORMATION article for Visit Mount Buffalo


1 August 2017

Richard Laycock

Insurance Expert


The ins and outs of ski travel insurance for visiting Mount Buffalo


When travelling within Australia, something that most people don’t think about is the importance of travel insurance. But it definitely is worth considering. Not because Australia is a particularly dangerous place, but because it’s wise to be prepared in case something does go wrong.


Whether you’re skiing, camping or rock climbing during your visit to Mount Buffalo, it’s a good idea to have a safety net in place. So what do you need to know about ski travel insurance?


What is it?

Ski insurance can be purchased as an additional option on a standard travel insurance policy or as a standalone policy. It provides cover for winter sports and activities. Most policies provide cover for both skiers and snowboarders and are typically customised to ensure that snow-related injuries and incidents are covered.


What’s included?

There are a range of snow-specific inclusions in ski insurance policies that can come in handy on the off chance that something goes wrong. These can include cover for emergency evacuation from the ski field, the replacement or reimbursement of lost, stolen or damaged equipment (even if you’ve hired it) or unused ski passes or lessons, and in some cases, off-piste skiing or snowboarding.


Is any extra cover provided?

Many ski insurance policies also provide additional cover that wouldn’t normally be included in your typical travel insurance policy, including cover for:

      Emergency transport to hospital

      Cancellation in extreme weather conditions

      Damage or loss of hire equipment

      Cancellation of ski lessons

      Incidents that occur as the result of heli-skiing (this may incur an extra fee)


How can you get the best value?

Firstly, it’s important to compare policies online so that you get a good idea of what’s on offer. You may be able to pay far less for a similar amount of cover with a different insurance brand or policy, so jump online, compare your options and find the best value.


It’s also important to make sure that you’re only covered for what you need. Often, travellers end up paying for cover that they don’t need, so make sure to opt out of any unnecessary additions if possible. However, don’t be too quick to drop things from your policy. Ski injuries are common and you want to have a safety net in place.


At the end of the day, you want to enjoy your trip to Mount Buffalo as much as possible. The scenery is amazing and you’ll never find yourself bored or looking for something to do. But it doesn’t hurt to have some extra protection in place so that you have the peace of mind that you’ll be covered if something does go wrong.


                                                                        Richard Laycock is an Insurance Expert at