Thursday, January 30, 2020  
 
News & Updates
TOTAL FIRE BANS
19-12-2019 
On days of severe or higher fire risk, emergency services may declare a Total Fire Ban where fires are banned. Check to ensure you are aware of the requirements for compliance on these days.

CODE RED FIRE DAYS
19-12-2019 
Note that Mount Buffalo (and all National Parks and Public Land will be closed on Code Red fire days and also may close at other times if the land managers and emergency services consider that the risk warrants this decision - be informed and check prior to leaving for the bush.

FIRE DANGER RATINGS
24-11-2019 
Ensure you keep informed of local heat and fire conditions and issues over summer- the ABC local radio is a good source of information and you should have the VIC Emergency App on your phone with updates for your area activated - take care in the outdoors or at home and check that your emergency plan is ready to go. Buffalo is 10 degrees cooler than in the valleys below.

DINGO DELL HOURS
4 -1 -2020 
The Dingo Dell Cafe is closed for the duration of the fire emergency - we will advise when reopening once the National Park is open again. 


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CAMPING

There is no hard roof accommodation at Mount Buffalo at this time. (The Chalet is closed) but the Lake Catani camping ground is open from November to the end of April and has Hot Showers, Toilets and tent or small camper sites. This includes a Group Camping site for Schools and Groups over Spring, Summer / Autumn.

Two hike-in outstation camping areas are also available

* Mt Mc Leod, and

* Rocky Creek (Via the Reservoir)

(Both maximum of 12 persons)


HIKING TO OUTSTATION CAMPING

OUTSTATION CAMPING
Remote bush camping is available for a limited
number of hikers all year at
the Rocky Creek and Mount McLeod Camp-
grounds. These are minimal impact camping sites
designed for fuel stove use only and have pit
toilets. Remote camping is possible for a
maximum of two nights only with a permit issued
from the Rangers.

                 
                  Mt Buffalo Park Office PO Box 72 Porepunkah Vic 3740           (03)57551466

MAIN CAMPING GROUND BOOKINGS

The Lake Catani camping ground is managed by parks Victoria see below for booking information.

Camping

Book camping and accommodation hereMount Buffalo is a great location for camping, fees apply. Camping at Lake Catani is available from November to April. Bookings are needed in busy periods
For bookings call Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or book online.

Please note: there will no longer be a ballot for camping at Lake Catani over the Christmas holidays.

Non-Peak Periods:
For the convenience of those wanting to pre-book, which is advisable, sites 22 to 59 can be booked at anytime, up to 12 months in advance. These sites will always show reserved signs.
Sites 2 to 19, are only available for casual arrivals on a first-come, first-served basis. These sites will only show a reserved sign when in use.

Group Camping Area
A special area within the campground (sites 22-29) has been set aside for schools and social groups. These sites must be booked in advance, through the park office; ph (03) 57562328. Only two school or social groups can occupy the campground at any one time. The total number of school or social group campers must not exceed 50 on any one night.

Peak Periods:

Mt Buffalo National Park will not be balloting for peak periods this year, the system will be based on a first-in, first-served basis.

Bookings will open on Monday 1 September at 10am for the peak periods of:
Melbourne Cup weekend
Labour Day weekend
Easter
January School Holidays: bookings must be in week blocks

Summer camping at Lake Catani will close at End April 

For bookings call Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or book online.