Tuesday, August 14, 2018  
News & Updates
With 40 cm plus of snow at Dingo Dell by Saturday evening our already good base now has amazing fresh cover- We have excellent snow for snowplay and tobogganing at Dingo Dell and amazing snow cover  at Cresta valley. All the cross country trails have very good to excellent snow cover, so get up and play in the snow - free entry and no charges to park or to access the slopes (Remember to carry chains - fit as directed, and to bring your winter woollies). 

Dingo Dell Cafe and day shelter is open 10 am to 5 pm 7 days a week during the snow season

Winter Camping at Mount Buffalo National Park

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 Catani Campground 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 apply.


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:  agati@netc.net.au