Friday, October 20, 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 – 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 – 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 travelling 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 havetrees down across them please leave a note in the Park Visitor Centre.

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


LAKE CATANI WINTER CAMPING CLOSED
15-07-2017 
Camping at Lake Catani camping ground is now closed until the Melbourne Cup weekend - there is still outstation ski/hike in camping at Rocky Creek and Mount McLeod


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DOGS AT MOUNT BUFFALO NATIONAL PARK

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.