Things to do
Ladies Bath and Eurobin Falls
Lake Catani Campground
How to get there
The Gorge and Mount Buffalo Chalet
When you're there
During winter the carpark at the Gorge Day Visitor Area is closed. Parking is instead available at the Mount Buffalo Chalet. From here there is a short walk to reach the Gorge lookouts and toilets. Download the Visitor Guide for more information.
Mount Buffalo Chalet
Built in 1910 by the Victorian Government, the Mount Buffalo Chalet is listed in the Victorian Heritage Register for its architectural, historical and social significance.
Today the building is only open for occasional guided tours. However, you can appreciate the grandeur of the building from the outside and explore the terraced European Garden which in spring time is a mass of stunning colour.
Gorge Heritage Walk - 2.5km, 1 hour return
This walk starts in the Gorge Day Visitor Area opposite the Mt Buffalo Chalet and leads to many spectacular lookout points. Interpretative signs describe the area’s history and beauty through the eyes of local pioneer, Guide Alice.
Lake Catani Track - 4km, 1.5hr return
This easy track links the Gorge, campground and Lakeside Day Visitor Areas through stands of Alpine Ash and is suitable for cycling. There is also a loop walk around Lake Catani, which will add 3km or an hour to your walk.
View Point Walk - 4km, 2hr return
Access to this walk can be from the Gorge Catani Track or Underground River Track. There are great views of the Buckland Valley from the lookout.
The Gorge is also popular for more adventurous pursuits such as rock climbing, hang gliding and trail running. There is a hang gliding ramp just past the Echo Point Lookout at The Gorge Day Visitor Area.
Need to know
The Gorge and Mount Buffalo Chalet
The Gorge has a number of features, including accessible toilets and viewing area, that make it suitable for people with limited mobility.
The Gorge Day Visitor Area was assessed for accessibility in March 2021, providing information about the accessibility of the viewing area, paths, toilets and parking, and photos.
Assistance dogs are welcome in Parks Victoria parks and reserves. Entry requirements apply for parks and reserves that are usually dog prohibited, such as national parks.
How we keep it special
During January 2020 the Mount Buffalo National Park and its historic alpine chalet came under fire threat from a 100,000 hectare forest fire burning to the South West of the park. See how we protected our built heritage from fire at Mount Buffalo National Park.
Recent Mount Buffalo Chalet maintenance works
Contractors on site
Generator replacement project underway
Re-cladding of the kitchen wall
North Wing repaint and repair (after)
North Wing repaint and repair (before)
North Wing protection works
New weatherboards arrive
New solar system
Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Mount Buffalo National Park
Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer - Mount Buffalo NPParts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.14-18 November 202221-25 November 20228-12 May 202329 May-2 June 20235-9 June 2023See attached map for details.
Attachments: Mt Buffalo Aerial Shooting Information (430KB)
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
The Horn Road closedDue to recent snow fall The Horn Road is currently closed from Cresta Valley. The road closure will be reopen when the snow melts and safe driving conditions are returned.It is a 8km return walk from Cresta Valley carpark to The Horn Picnic Area along the Horn Road.
Reservoir Road closedDue to recent high rainfall there are sections of this road that require remediation before vehicle traffic can safely pass.
Access will be restored as soon as possible - please feel free to walk to the reservoir in the mean time. The closure of Reservoir Road adds an additional 3 kms to the Mount McLeod and Rocky Creek hike-in campsites walks.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may add to your plans.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Ground shooting operations targeting deerGround control operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks and Reserves from December 2022 to December 2023. These areas will remain open to visitors during operations.Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)Buchan Caves ReserveBurrowa-Pine MountainCape Conran Coastal ParkCape Liptrap Coastal ParkCabbage Tree Creek Flora ReserveErrinundra National ParkLake Tyers State ParkLakes National ParkBaw Baw National ParkMount Buffalo National ParkMount Mittamatite Regional ParkMount Mitta Mitta Flora ReserveMount Lawson State ParkMount Granya State ParkMountain Creek Education AreaPheasant Creek Flora ReserveWabba Wilderness ParkWilsons Promontory National ParkFor more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.