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)


Archive
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