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The drive up the Mountain in spring is "Wattles and Waterfalls" and you may see lyrebirds on the side of the road in early morning.
There are also spectacular views of the Alps from the Gorge and Dingo Dell lookouts while our walking tracks are a great way to see our waterfalls, granite pinnacles, snow plains and forests. So spoil yourself and "Visit Mount Buffalo" this spring.

Camping at Lake Catani camping ground is now closed until the Melbourne Cup weekend - there is still outstation ski/hike in camping at Rocky Creek and Mount McLeod


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