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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CAMPING

There is no hard roof accommodation at Mount Buffalo at this time. (The Chalet is closed) but the Lake Catani camping ground is open from November to the end of April and has Hot Showers, Toilets and tent or small camper sites. There is also a Group Camping site for Schools and Groups over summer / autumn

There are also two hike-in outstation camping areas

* Mt Mc Leod, and

* Rocky Creek (Via the Reservoir)

* Both maximum of 12 persons only


HIKING TO OUTSTATION CAMPING

OUTSTATION CAMPING
Remote bush camping is available for a limited
number of hikers during the summer months at
the Rocky Creek and Mount McLeod Camp-
grounds. These are minimal impact camping sites
designed for fuel stove use only and have pit
toilets. Remote camping is possible for a
maximum of two nights only with a permit issued
from the Rangers.

                 
                  Mt Buffalo Park Office PO Box 72 Porepunkah Vic 3740           (03)57551466

MAIN CAMPING GROUND BOOKINGS

The Lake Catani camping ground is managed by parks Victoria see below for booking information.

Camping

Book camping and accommodation hereMount Buffalo is a great location for camping, fees apply. Camping at Lake Catani is available from November to April. Bookings are needed in busy periods
For bookings call Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or book online.

Please note: there will no longer be a ballot for camping at Lake Catani over the Christmas holidays.

Non-Peak Periods:
For the convenience of those wanting to pre-book, which is advisable, sites 22 to 59 can be booked at anytime, up to 12 months in advance. These sites will always show reserved signs.
Sites 2 to 19, are only available for casual arrivals on a first-come, first-served basis. These sites will only show a reserved sign when in use.

Group Camping Area
A special area within the campground (sites 22-29) has been set aside for schools and social groups. These sites must be booked in advance, through the park office; ph (03) 57562328. Only two school or social groups can occupy the campground at any one time. The total number of school or social group campers must not exceed 50 on any one night.

Peak Periods:

Mt Buffalo National Park will not be balloting for peak periods this year, the system will be based on a first-in, first-served basis.

Bookings will open on Monday 1 September at 10am for the peak periods of:
Melbourne Cup weekend
Labour Day weekend
Easter
January School Holidays: bookings must be in week blocks

Summer camping at Lake Catani will close at End April 

For bookings call Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or book online.