Friday, April 28, 2017  
News & Updates
Our Mountain is amazing in the Autumn, but it is getting colder so make sure that you bring some warm clothes as the alps are normally 10 degrees cooler than Bright and the alpine valleys. There are still enough warm days swimming and kayaking on Lake Catani. Rock Climbing and Abseiling in the gorge, bushwalking and other amazing activities and adventures are less weather dependent.
Spoil yourself and "Visit Mount Buffalo" this Autumn.

Note that Parks Victoria close the lake Catani camping ground at the end of April to get ready for winter (There are limited snow camping sites available during winter). Camping reopens again in November.



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. There is also a Group Camping site for Schools and Groups

There are also two hike-in outstation camping areas

* Mt Mc Leod, and

* Rocky Creek (Via the Reservoir)

* Both maximum of 12 persons only


Remote bush camping is available for a limited
number of hikers during the summer months 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


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


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
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.