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.



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ABOUT OUR MOUNTAIN

GEOLOGY
Formed well below the earths surface millions of years ago, wind, water and ice have eroded away the granite leaving behind the mountain's amazing rock formations.  The sedimentary rocks that originally covered the area (and some of the metamorphic rocks of the contact zones) can still be seen at places on the road to the mountain top.
Pegmatites and Dykes will be found in the granites of mount Buffalo by the observant person (although not crystal rich as are the pegmatites of the Beechworth Granites). Xenoliths are also interesting and quite common.

ABOUT XENOLITHS
www.umanitoba.ca/geoscience/faculty/arc/xenolith.html

MORE ABOUT GRANITE
geology.about.com/od/more_igrocks/a/granite.ht


Explorers Hume and Hovell named Mount Buffalo in 1824 as they passed through the area on their way from Sydney to Port Phillip Bay traveling through what is now the Wangaratta / Glenrowan ares. They likened the mountain to a sleeping buffalo in the distance. This explains the names for the granite tors such as the Horn and the Hump.

MORE ABOUT HUME AND HOVELL
www.australianhistory.org/hume-hovell.php
www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/humenhovell.htm

The Horn (at the South End of the Mountain), rises to 1723 metres and is the highest point on the plateau.

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