There are a three 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 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 www.parkstay.vic.gov.au/book-your-stay
- Lake CataniCampground 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
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
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,