Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) has issued a Community Notification (Advice) for avalanche risk in the Victorian Alps, including Alpine National Park, Baw Baw National Park, Mount Buffalo National Park and parts of Yarra Ranges National Park. For more information and updates please check: www.emergency.vic.gov.au For road closures in the area check the VicRoads website or call 13 11 70
at Cross country skiing
The picnic shelter and toilet facilities at Lakeside Day Visitor Area are closed due to snow cover and frozen water pipes. These facilities are expected to re-open in spring.
at Lake Catani Camping & Lakeside Day Visitor Area
During Winter, vehicles may be required to carry chains when visiting Mount Buffalo National Park depending on weather conditions. This information is updated daily at www.ski.com.au. Visitors must fit chains to vehicles where directed by signs.
at Mount Buffalo National Park
Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. See Map 36: Mount Buffalo National Park for locations of the closures.
at Mount Buffalo National Park
Mount Buffalo National Park has sheer cliffs, imposing granite tors, tumbling waterfalls, snow gums and stunning wildflowers. The park features over 90km of walking tracks, panoramic scenery, waterfalls and scope for adventurous pursuits such as rock climbing and hang-gliding.
Mount Buffalo is an all-seasons playground. In summer, wildflowers are plentiful and the park is a cool retreat from the heat of the lowlands. Take in superb 360-degree views from the summit of the Horn and the delightful Gorge Heritage Walk. Enjoy picnics, canoeing and camping at Lake Catani in the summer months.
In winter the park is ideal for cross-country skiing with its gentle undulating landscape, spectacular sub-alpine environment and the convenience of over 14km of marked ski trails. The park offers safe and accessible tobogganing and snow play areas, providing great fun for the whole family.
Camping is available from Melbourne Cup Weekend to April inclusive. Advance bookings and payment are required.
See the Lake Catani Camping page for more information.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria
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- Visitor centre
- Information Shelter
- Picnic Shelter
- Toilet and Shower Block
- Gravel carpark
- Sealed carpark
- Hang gliding ramp
- Mount Buffalo National Park - Lake Catani campground map (PDF 130.1 KB)
- Mount Buffalo National Park - Lake Catani summer camping (PDF 819.0 KB)
- Mt Buffalo National Park - The Big Walk (PDF 833.9 KB)
- Mt Buffalo National Park Visitor Guide (PDF 1.3 MB)
- Mt Buffalo National Park Visitor Guide (accessible version) (MS Word Document 1.9 MB)
- Mt Buffalo NP - Lake Catani summer camping (accessible version) (MS Word Document 756.1 KB)
- Mt Buffalo NP - The Big Walk (accessible version) (MS Word Document 632.6 KB)