Sunday, April 05, 2020  
 
News & Updates
TOILETS - LOOKOUTS AND PICNIC TABLES CLOSED
03-04-2020 

At the direction of the Chief Health Officer of Victoria, Parks Victoria has closed the following sites until further notice:

  • all playgrounds, BBQ facilities, water drinking fountains, picnic shelters and tables, rotundas, toilets and viewing platforms


CAFE OPEN WEEKEND 4th and 5th April
03-04-2020 
The Dingo Dell Cafe will open 4th and 5th April for takeaway only (10 am to 4 pm).

The Gorge Coffee Van will be closed for the present due to the Covid 19 emergency. Keith and Helen apologise for any inconvenience


COVID 19 RESPONSE FROM PARKS VICTORIA
30-03-2020 
For information about accessing National Parks during the Covid 19 crisis see - https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/get-into-nature/safety-in-nature/covid-19-update

CAMPING CLOSED AT MOUNT BUFFALO
25-03-2020 
Camping at Lake Catani and the Outstation camping areas is now closed for the duration of the Corona Virus emergency


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CAMPING

ALL CAMPING AREAS ARE CLOSED AND CAMPING ON THE MOUNTAIN IS BANNED AS A COVID 19 PRECAUTION

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. This includes a Group Camping site for Schools and Groups over Spring, Summer / Autumn.

Two hike-in outstation camping areas are also available

* Mt Mc Leod, and

* Rocky Creek (Via the Reservoir)

(Both maximum of 12 persons)


HIKING TO OUTSTATION CAMPING

OUTSTATION CAMPING
Remote bush camping is available for a limited
number of hikers all year 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.