Lake Catani Campground

Lake Catani Campground

Lake Catani Campground

Lake Catani Campground

Lake Catani Campground

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Lake Catani Campground

Discover magnificent waterfalls and remote alpine landscapes while camping within beautiful Snow Gum woodlands beside Lake Catani in Mount Buffalo National Park.

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Set amongst picturesque snow gums, this idyllic and family friendly camping area offers 49 campsites. Some sites are suitable for small caravans and campervans while others are suitable for car camping and tents only. Walk-in campsites provide campers with even quieter surroundings.

There is also a special area set aside for schools and social groups, and several campsites are available for visitors with limited mobility, along with a separate accessible toilet and hot shower.

Though campers are required to be self-sufficient with drinking water, the scenic campground contains everything else you need for a comfortable stay - from flush toilets and hot showers to dishwashing and laundry sinks. A historic stone hut features benches and tables and two fireplaces for shared use. Great for rainy days.

Nearby, a picnic shelter overlooks Lake Catani at the popular Lakeside Day Visitor Area. The shelter has  accessible toilets, free gas barbecues and tables. This area is the perfect setting for picnicking , enjoying a cool swim, fishing or paddling a canoe.

As rivers, lakes and reservoirs are natural environments, you may encounter hazards. Follow our water safety advice to make sure your day out at Lake Catani is a safe and enjoyable one.

Things to do

 
A couple in their thirties approach the summit lookout at the Horn of Mount Buffalo.

The Horn

Enjoy a picnic with a view at The Horn before climbing to the highest point in Mount Buffalo National Park and surveying the folded mountains of the Great Dividing Range stretching into the distance.
A group of abseilers descend into the Gorge at Mt Buffalo with views of the Bogong High Plains in the back ground.

The Gorge and Mount Buffalo Chalet

Home to historic Mount Buffalo Chalet, the Gorge is perched on 200m sheer cliffs and commands fantastic views over the Alps.
Water cascades down the granite rockface at Eurobin Falls.

Ladies Bath and Eurobin Falls

At Ladies Bath Falls, water cascades into a perfectly clear pool of water, while at Upper and Lower Eurobin Falls, Crystal Creek spills spectacularly over a formidable granite escarpment.
A picturesque photo of the stone hut near the Horn at Mt Buffalo.

Mount Buffalo National Park

Sheer cliffs, granite tors, waterfalls and big views make Mount Buffalo a must-see alpine retreat
The walking track that leads to remote hiking areas at Mount Buffalo.

Remote hike-in camping

Mount McLeod and Rocky Creek Camping Areas offer a great introduction to overnight camping in Mount Buffalo National Park.

How to get there

Lake Catani Campground

Located on the Mount Buffalo plateau 28km from Porepunkah. Follow the Mount Buffalo Road to the junction of the gravel track into Lake Catani Campground. This is a 2WD track.

When to go

During summer, enjoy bushwalking, canoeing, swimming, picnicking, sightseeing and cycling. Rock climbing, abseiling and hang-gliding challenge the adventurous visitor.

Need to know

Lake Catani Campground

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 NP

    Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
     
    14-18 November 2022
    21-25 November 2022
    8-12 May 2023
    29 May-2 June 2023
    5-9 June 2023
     
    See attached map for details. 

    Attachments: Mt Buffalo Aerial Shooting Information (430KB)

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in this Park from December 2022 to June 2023.  The park will remain open for visitors during ground shooting operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks from December 2022 to June 2023.
     
    Some access restrictions may apply. Please observe local signage.

    Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)
    Buchan Caves Reserve
    Burrowa-Pine Mountain
    Cape Conran Coastal Park
    Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
    Errinundra National Park
    Howitt-Wellington Plains
    Lake Tyers State Park
    Mount Baw Baw National Park
    Mount Buffalo National Park
    Mount Mittamatite Regional Park
    Mount Mitta Mitta Flora Reserve
    Mount Lawson State Park
    Mount Granya State Park
    Mountain Creek Education Area
    Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve
    Wabba Wilderness Park
    Wilsons Promontory National Park

  • Lake Catani Campground (Mount Buffalo National Park)

    Purchasing of firewood from Lake Catani Campground

    The honesty system for the payment of firewood is no longer in place.
    Firewood bags can be purchased at 11am only each day from a Ranger in the campground.
    If there are volunteer camp hosts staying at Lake Catani Campground (in the canvas tent next to the firewood shed), firewood can be purchased between 9-10am and 4-5pm from the volunteer camp host. However, do not rely on a camp host being onsite to assist with the purchase of firewood as there are periods of time where we don't have volunteers in place.
    If you aren't able to be in the campground at 11am please bring your own firewood from home.
    Firewood can be purchased for $15 per bag. CASH ONLY.
    Note: the collection of firewood within a National Park is not allowed.

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