Monday, May 21, 2018  
 
News & Updates
LAKE CATANI KAYAK HIRE
08-05-2018 
The kayak hire at Lake Catani has closed for the Winter and will return in the spring (Melbourne Cup Long Weekend)

DINGO DELL CAFE and GORGE COFFEE VAN MAY
26-04-2018 
Dingo Dell cafe will be open Wednesday to Sundays throughout May. The Gorge Coffee Van is closed for the winter and will return in the spring

1.5 Million $ Gorge Prescinct Upgrade commenced
06-05-2018 
Work on the Gorge Precinct Upgrade has commenced.
As a part of Parks Victoria's upgrade investment in the Chalet and environs their is to be a $1.5 Mil upgrade of the facilities at the gorge precinct car park - See parkweb.vic.gov.au for details

CAMPING AT MOUNT BUFFALO
09- 05-2018 
Camping at Lake Catani camping ground is now closed until the snow arrives when there is snow camping available (drop toilet only) with parking at the entry gate at the road.

VISITING MOUNT BUFFALO THIS AUTUMN
02 - 05 -2018 
Mount Buffalo is well worth a visit in the autumn.  There is swimming, fishing and kayaking on Lake Catani, easy or hard hikes and amazing views. There are also Rock Climbing,Abseiling, Bushwalking, Porta ledge picnics and many other amazing activities and adventures are available using licensed tour operators. The Cafe at Dingo Dell is open Wednesdays to Sundays.
Why not visit one of our amazing waterfalls or perhaps experience sunset at the Horn
Spoil yourself and "Visit Mount Buffalo" this Autumn.



Archive
BIKE RIDING AT MOUNT BUFFALO

BUFFALO ROAD - VALLEY TO THE SUMMIT

This bike ride is one of the most popular hill climbs in the region and requires a good level of fitness and a bike with suitable gearing for the task. Riders can either finish their ascent at the Gorge precinct car park, or continue further out to Dingo Dell (When the Cafe is open)

Daylight suitable headlights and taillights are recommended as these provide other vehicles earlier visibility of you and your bike both when traveling up or down the road, a few seconds may provide room to avoid an accident. Note that many drivers that visit the mountain are inexperienced at driving on mountain roads.  

Keep rider pack sides small and distances between packs or bikes sufficient to allow cars safe passing and return to lane. The road is narrow and winding with poor visibility due to bends, shadows and trees obscuring the road ahead for drivers.

Do not wave vehicles past, allow them to chose their own time to pass safely as they would with a slow car.

The valley to the summit ride is also a part of the Seven Peaks Ride http://www.7peaks.com.au/mount-buffalo/

Distance 23km     Rise 1,119m    Grade Average 5%     Grade Max 11%

Arguably the steadiest climb and very consistent gradient. Terrific vistas and one of the best descents of the 7 Peaks.

TRACKS AND TRAILS

Most tracks are for the use of hikers and walkers only and are not for use by bike riders. However, there are small number of management vehicle tracks and roads where bike riding is permitted. These include, the Gorge to lake Catani track, the Horn road, the Reservoir road and the Mt McLeod Track

GORGE TO LAKE CATANI CIRCUIT An excellent ride suitable for mountain or general use bikes is to start at the Chalet precinct car park and travel first to lake Catani and the camping ground along the walking path, management vehicle track, then return to the gorge via the sealed Mount Buffalo road.

USEFUL INFORMATION

NEW RIDE HIGH COUNTRY WEBSITE RESOURCE

Information on road and mountain biking, rides, locations etc from Tourism North East

http://www.ridehighcountry.com.au


BICYCLE NETWORK RESOURCE

There is useful information on bike riding, safety, etc at the cycling peak body website - https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/