Sunday, June 24, 2018  
News & Updates
EFPOS issues at Dingo Dell Cafe
Telephone and Internet communications are erratic at best at Mount Buffalo and Dingo Dell Cafe has been having EFPOS issues this week so bring cash and make purchasing meals and coffee easier

There is great snow for snowplay and tobogganing, after the weekend storms. All the cross country trails are groomed - so get up and play in the snow - free entry (Remember to carry chains and to bring your winter woollies) - sunscreen will be needed today. DINGO DELL CAFE is open this week so there is a warm place to sit and have a coffee and look out at the snow.

Dingo Dell cafe will be open Wednesday to Sundays throughout June then all week over the School Holidays and also when the snow arrives and the toboggan runs are open.

The Gorge Coffee Van is closed for the winter and will return in the spring

Stage one of 1.5 Million $ Gorge Prescinct Upgrade complete
The gorge carpark and lookouts are open to foot traffic over winter as Parks Victoria's upgrade investment in the Chalet and environs a $1.5 Mil upgrade of the facilities at the gorge precinct car park is complete.

Visitor vehicle parking is available next to the Chalet - See for details

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Winter Camping
There are a couple of options for those interested in coming to camp at Mt Buffalo over winter.

Camping is only permitted in three designated sites: Rocky Creek, Mt McLeod and Lake Catani.
Rocky Creek and Mt McLeod require a booking and fee.

Mt McLeod and Rocky Creek campsites are open during winter however the walk into thoseA fee for use is required, book on-line at

Lake Catani Campground - Free camping is available only during the declared snow season,
beginning the Friday of Queens Birthday weekend until the end of August.  No vehicle access is available. Camping is permitted on sites
within the campground when there is no snow, otherwise on snow cover around the stone hut.
No camping fees or bookings apply.



Pet Dogs are not allowed to be brought into Mount Buffalo National Park   The exception is seeing eye dogs 

There are some state parks where dogs are allowed - see below and also at the Parks Victoria Website

Dogs in parks

Dogs in parks

Round up your dog, grab the lead, stretch those legs, take some clean fresh air into your lungs and enjoy the surroundings in any number of parks and reserves in and around Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Dogs are allowed in many parks and reserves, check the Safety and regulations section on individual park pages for details on the Parks Victoria websiste.

Some dog friendly parks 

Hepburn Regional Park

The Eucalypt forests and gently undulating hills of the Hepburn Regional Park provide a lovely setting for a stroll with your dog. So next time you’re headed for the nearby attractions of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, don’t leave the dog at home.

You Yangs Regional Park

The granite peaks of the You Yangs rise dramatically from the surrounding volcanic plains between Melbourne and Geelong. Explore one of the tracks that traverse the park, taking in magnificent views, or relax in one of the park’s many picnic areas.

Bunurong Coastal Reserve

Explore the sandy coves and rocky headlands with your dog, along one of Victoria’s most beautiful coastlines. The rugged sandstone cliffs of this park are a striking backdrop for other beach activities such as swimming.

Macedon Regional Park

Both you and your dog will enjoy the expansive walking tracks in this park that take in pleasant shaded picnic grounds, Messmate Gum forests, damp gullies and a variety of native plants and animals.

Yarra Bend Park

The largest area of natural vegetation near the city, Yarra Bend Park has large off-lead areas for your dog to run, sniff and socialise with other canine chums. And with 16 kilometres of river frontage, views from the city to the Dandenongs, and plenty of on-lead trails, both you and your dog will share some wonderful walks.

Albert Park

Melburnians are fortunate to have this 225-hectare recreational park in the heart of their city. With its picturesque lake and network of trails, Albert Park offers your dog a smorgasbord of exciting sights and smells as well as off-lead areas to run and play. It is also the home of the RSPCA Million Paws Walk every May, the number one metropolitan social event for your dog.

Jells Park

A suburban park with nine kilometres of paths and trails, hectares of open space, and the Dandenong Creek running through it, Jells Park is popular with both human and canine visitors. Please keep your dog on-lead and stay within the ‘dogs allowed’ areas in order to protect native wildlife, including the 150 bird species that call this park home.

Cape Conran Coastal Park

Explore a network of on-road and off-road tracks with your canine friends in this rugged coastal park. The park features wild ocean beaches, estuaries and inlets, heathlands and banksia woodlands brimming with nectar-feeding birds. Camping with dogs is also allowed in some areas. 

Kurth Kiln Regional Park

Located a short distance from Melbourne, the park is mostly known for its charcoal burning kiln used during the Second World War and is popular for picnicking, walking and camping, where dogs on leads are allowed.