Friday, August 18, 2017  
News & Updates
After two days of rain there is a lot of damage to the snow pack but we are expecting good snowfalls Thursday and Friday. The weekend of the 19th and 20th August will be less stormy and should have good snow and be a great weekend to visit Mount Buffalo.

We will keep you informed of conditions. Be prepared to fit chains and drive carefully. Have a great time in the snow at our Winter Wonderland. Regular weather and snow updates can be found at 

There are spectacular views of the Alps from the gorge and our walking tracks are a great way to see our waterfalls, granite pinnacles, snow plains and forests. So spoil yourself and "Visit Mount Buffalo" this Winter.

While general camping and the shower facilities are closed there are limited snow camping sites available during winter. The main camping areas reopen again in November.

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. All campsites require a booking.  

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 walk/ski. A fee for use is required, book on-line at


Lake Catani Campground   A small number of campsites are also available during the declared snow season, beginning the Friday of Queens Birthday weekend until the end of August. During this period it is a basic campground with only pit toilets available. No fees for camping apply during this period at Lake Catani campground and no bookings are required. It is recommended that you check in at the Park Office Visitor Centre, 300m from the Chalet turn off at Mt Buffalo prior to camping during winter. 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. The sites are situated around the stone hut. Fires may be lit only in the fireplaces within the picnic shelter and fuel stoves are recommended. 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. No fees apply,


Snow camping tours will be available during the 2017 ski season
For information or bookings contact David Chitty on mobile 0419 280 614 or email: