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MOUNT BUFFALO SPRING RANGER UPDATE
20-10-2017 
With the snow gone, work is well underway to get ready for the summer season. Work is being carried out across the park to clear tracks and to fix and improve infrastructure. Visitors may experience some disruption to services and access to some areas.

Eurobin FallsAccess above the Lower Eurobin Falls Track will be restricted while work to repair and replace steps is undertaken. Signs will be in place to advise visitors while work is underway. Access
to the Lower Eurobin Falls and Lady Bath Falls
is open to visitors during this time but staff and contractors may be moving along the track with materials and machinery.Dates:  3 weeks 18/10 to 10/11

The Gorge Access to the lower end of The Gorge car park will be restricted while work is completed to upgrade the septic system.

Visitors will still have access to the Stone Hut and the Echo Point & Hang Glider Lookouts while work is being completed. Access to the Underground River will be via View Point Track. There will be increased truck and machinery traffic on Mount Buffalo Road to the Gorge and within the car park area. The toilets may be closed for a short period when the new system is connected but portable toilets will be placed in the car park during this short period of time.Dates: 23/10 to 25/11

‘The Horn Road’ Mount Buffalo Road from Cresta to The Horn. The Seasonal Road Closure on ‘The Horn Road’ remains in place until Thursday before Melbourne Cup weekend. The gravel section of road from Cresta to ‘The Horn’ will be graded before it
reopens. Visitors may experience trucks and machinery traveling on Mount Buffalo Road during this time.

Walking Tracks. Rangers will be systematically making their way along our track network to clear them of fallen timber and brush cut overhanging vegetation. If you would like to report any tracks that have trees down across them please leave a note in the Park Visitor Centre at the ranger station.

Cheers Michelle

Michelle Doherty Ranger Team Leader Ovens Area, Mt Buffalo National Park

T:  8427 2581 I 
M: 0417 157 940 I E: 
michelle.doherty@parks.vic.gov.au



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BEECHWORTH TO MOUNT BUFFALO WHEEL BARROWTHON

15th and 16th October 2016

Hi , looking to registering a team to participate in the annual Barrowthon.

The team(s) will consist of up to 10 members. You will have the option to be part of either days (or one if you have other commitments).

The team will be raising funds for Guide Dogs Victoria. We aim to push a barrow in team relay from Beechworth to Mount Buffalo with the Guide Dog Coin Dog.

Own expense (cost approx. $30pp). All incidental expense at own cost. Family and friends are encouraged to participate as part of our team or form a team (at own cost).

Where: Beechworth, 7am Saturday 15th October. Overnight in Porepunkah. Sunday 16th October up to summit Mount Buffalo.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1041842732557042/

http://barrowthon.com.au/

From the Diggers on the battlefields of wartime Europe to communities who band together against the threat and aftermath of bushfires, drought and flood; Australians have an inherent capacity to act selflessly to show they care and retain a sense of humour under the most trying of circumstances.

A sporting bet made eighty years ago captured this spirit when two men journeyed from Beechworth in Victoria’s north east to the top of Mount Buffalo some 51 miles away, in a wheel barrow.The challenge was successfully met but the winner’s cheque was never claimed and the true prize, friendship, remains its legacy.

Barrowthon is your opportunity to honour that legacy and push your own barrow, literally, for a cause that matters to you.

The two day event will be gruelling but foremost it will be fun and by pushing yourself to show you care, you will raise funds and awareness for your own cause.