Thursday, November 23, 2017  
 
News & Updates
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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ROCK CLIMBING

Mount Buffalo has some of the best granite climbing in Australia including world class multi day "aid" climbs on the famous "North Wall".

There are numerous climbing areas scattered around the plateau and having a whole crag for your groups personal use is common

OVERVIEW OF CLIMBING AT BUFFALO

An excellent overview of the climbing areas available at Buffalo is to be found at:  http://www.chockstone.org/MtBuffalo/MtBuffalo.htm

GUIDE BOOKS

There are a number guide books for the Mountain, most of which can be purchaced at outdoor shops that stock climbing equipment. To view some of the guide book options see: http://vicclimb.org.au/guides/

There is also a downloadable guide for first time climbers at: http://vicclimb.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/bufftiV2_2014-01.pdf

GUIDED CLIMBING TOURS AND INSTRUCTION

There are a number of licensed tour operators that run climbing tours and tuition. See tour operators in the drop down menu