Sunday, June 24, 2018  
 
News & Updates
EFPOS issues at Dingo Dell Cafe
22-06-2018 
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

GREAT SNOW AT BUFFALO
17-06-2018 
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 and GORGE COFFEE VAN
26-04-2018 
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
22-06-2018 
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 parkweb.vic.gov.au for details

WINTER CAMPING AT MOUNT BUFFALO
09- 06-2018 
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 www.parkstay.vic.gov.au/book-your-stay

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.








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HIGH COUNTRY WOMEN'S CYCLING FESTIVAL

CLIMB  MOUNT BUFFALO - 20 TO 22 APRIL (BUFFALO RIDE SATURDAY)

It’s 7:30 Saturday morning at Festival HQ, Bright Brewery, and over 100 women cyclists, are ready to push to the peak together, on the inaugural Buffalo Womens Ride.

Bonded by their love of a challenge and common levels of ability, fitness and experience, small size groups led by Ride Ambassadors, will set off along the Great Alpine Road to Porepunkah for 6km, before turning onto the Mt Buffalo Road.  Over the next 6km, the first hill kicks in offering a gentle warm up, and after a short descent you pass the Mt Buffalo National Park entry where the true climb of Mt Buffalo begins. 

From there, it’s just one natural wonder after another in this unique landscape of imposing granite tors, towering cliffs, waterfalls, lush eucalyptus forests, snowgums, wildflowers and native ferns.  There’s a false flat near the mid-way point of the ascent, offering some welcome relief from the climbing.   At around 18km you reach a crest, descending slightly to the alpine plateau before a couple of final kilometres up to the Chalet, where the rewards and applause will be worth the awesome effort! 

Read more about the Mt Buffalo climb, including distance, profile & elevation on the 7 Peaks Ride website.  

https://www.hcwcf.com.au/lets-ride