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. 




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Winter Camping at Mount Buffalo National Park
NOTE THAT THE LAST DAY OF WINTER CAMPING AT LAKE CATANI IS FRIDAY 31ST AUGUST

There are three options for those interested in coming to camp at Mt Buffalo over winter. Camping is only permitted in designated sites: Rocky Creek, Mt McLeod and Lake Catani.   

Mt McLeod and Rocky Creek campsites are open during winter however the walk into those campsites is made longer because the Reservoir Road closes. Therefore anyone intending to camp out there needs to be well prepared for camping in Alpine areas and a long snow shoe hike/cross country ski. A fee for use is required, book on-line at www.parkstay.vic.gov.au/book-your-stay

 

Lake Catani Campground is Open to Snow Camp  during the gazetted snow season

Winter camping generally closes at the end of August and the Camping ground is then closed until the Melbourne Cup weekend

Lake Catani Campground - Free camping is available only during the declared Mount Buffalo snow season , beginning the Friday of Queens Birthday weekend until the end of August. Access is via a 1km walk/ski off the main road along the Lake Catani Rd or a 2km walk/ski from the Gorge Visitor Area along the Gorge/Lake Catani track. No vehicle access is available. Camping is permitted on sites within the campground when there is no snow, otherwise on snow cover around the stone hut. Fires may be lit only in the fireplaces provided and fuel stoves are recommended. Fire wood cannot be collected in the park, so if you want a fire make sure you bring a supply of wood with you. Campground showers and flushing toilets are closed during winter, but the pit toilet located behind the stone hut is open. Water is available from Lake Catani but is not potable. boil or treat water before drinking. No camping fees or bookings apply.

SNOW CAMPING TOURS

Snow camping tours will be available during the 2018 ski season
 
For information or bookings contact David Chitty on mobile 0419 280 614 or email:  agati@netc.net.au