Saturday, April 20, 2019  
 
News & Updates
NEW RULES FOR BUS PARKING
15-04-2019 
Please be advised a new bus drop off / pick up point has been constructed at the Mount Buffalo Chalet for improved pedestrian safety

This is located out the front of the Chalet garden, opposite the entry to the Gorge Car Park. Please note there is now NO BUS PARKING in the Gorge Car Park. (Larger than 12 seater vehicles)

Access to the new bus drop off / pick up point can be reached by driving directly up towards the Chalet and utilising the Chalet Car Park as a turn-around point before dropping off or picking up guests.

For stops longer than 5 minutes, buses can park at the large space opposite the Parks Office on Mount Buffalo road (near the entry to the Monolith walking track).

Safety is paramount to Parks Victoria and thanks all licensees for their understanding.

For further information or clarification, please contact Adam Kerry on 0499 018 384 or call 13 1963 or visit www.parks.vic.gov.au


CHALET TOURS AND JUNIOR RANGER ACTIVITIES
04-04-2019 
There will be Chalet tours 18 April to 15th May plus Junior Ranger activities during the School Holidays see "ACTIVITIES" drop down menu

DINGO DELL CAFE AND GORGE COFFEE VAN SCHOOL HOLIDAY AND EASTER HOURS
01-04-2019 
DINGO DELL CAFE - Will open Wednesday 3rd April to Friday 5th April and then stay open 7 days a week over the Victorian School Holidays and Easter - 6th to 23rd April
The Cafe is located in a family friendly day public day shelter with, tables, toilets and change rooms. You are welcome to bring your own food and use the facilities in the shelter as it is a public area.
Hours 10 m to 5 pm

GORGE COFFEE VAN - Will be closed 2nd to 5th April and will reopen Saturday 6th April. The van will remain open 7 days a week (weather permitting) during the Victorian School Holidays and Easter 6th to the 23rd April
Hours 10 am to 4 pm

CAMPING AT LAKE CATANI
18-12-2018 
Camping at lake Catani is open through to the end of April (Book at the Parkweb website). There are also two "outstation" hike in camp areas out near the reservoir, bookings essential. 




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LICHENS AND MOSSES

The granite cliffs and boulders of Mount Buffalo appear multi colored and while this is true most of the colors are actually the mosses, lichens and other micro plants that cover the rock. Lichens (while not actually a plant) are found in an amazing range of colors from bright orange through to a range of greens, browns and greys.

Lichens are amazing and were among the first living things to colonize the land and are not actually a single plant but are a symbiotic relationship between a number of living things. A definition of a lichen is

A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria (or both) living among filaments of a fungus in a symbiotic relationship. The combined life form has properties that are very different from the properties of its component organisms. Lichens come in many colors, sizes, and forms.

 EXAMPLES OF JUST SOME OF THE AMAZING MOSSES AND LICHENS THAT CAN BE FOUND