There are three options for those interested
in coming to camp at Mt Buffalo over winter. Camping is only permitted in
designated sites: Rocky Creek, Mt McLeod and Lake Catani.
Mt McLeod and Rocky Creek campsites are open during winter however the
walk into those campsites is made longer because the Reservoir Road closes.
Therefore anyone intending to camp out there needs to be well prepared for
camping in Alpine areas and a long snow shoe hike/cross country ski.
A fee for use is required, book
on-line at www.parkstay.vic.gov.au/book-your-stay
Lake CataniCampground is Open to Snow Camp during the gazetted snow season
Winter camping generally closes at the end of August and the Camping ground is then closed until the Melbourne Cup weekend
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. Access is via a 1km
walk/ski off the main road along the Lake Catani Rd or a 2km walk/ski from the Gorge Visitor Area
along the Gorge/Lake Catani track. 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.
Fires may be lit only in the fireplaces provided and fuel stoves are recommended. Fire wood cannot
be collected but is for sale in the wood shed near the stone hut. Campground showers and flushing
toilets are closed during winter, but the pit toilet located behind the stone hut is open. Water is
available from Lake Catani but is not potable – boil or treat to drink.
No camping fees or bookings
SNOW CAMPING TOURS
Snow camping tours will be available during the 2018 ski season
For information or bookings contact David Chitty on mobile
0419 280 614 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org