Mount McLeod Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park, North Buffalo Remote and Natural Area)

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Mount McLeod Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park, North Buffalo Remote and Natural Area)

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Mount McLeod Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park, North Buffalo Remote and Natural Area)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fires permitted
  • No dogs allowed
  • Management vehicle only
  • No firearms allowed

Warnings

    • None applicable

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Reservoir Road closed

Reservoir Road has been damaged extensively by a storm on June 8th 2023. Mt Buffalo National Park had 176mm of rain fall in 24 hours. Reservoir Road will be closed indefinitely to vehicle traffic until considerable repairs can be made.

The closure of Reservoir Road adds an additional 3kms each way for walks to Mt McLeod, Rocky Creek, Eagle Point and Og Gog & McGog.

Parking is available at the junction of Reservoir  Road and Mt Buffalo Road near the Vic Roads depot.

Reservoir Road closed to vehicle traffic

Reservoir Road has been damaged extensively by a storm on June 8th 2023. Mt Buffalo National Park had 176mm of rain fall in 24 hours. Reservoir Road will be closed indefinitely to vehicle traffic until considerable repairs can be made.

Update: 15 Feb 2024. We are aiming for Reservoir Rd to reopen to vehicle traffic at the beginning of November 2024.

The closure of Reservoir Road adds an additional 3kms each way for walks to Mt McLeod, Rocky Creek, Eagle Point and Og Gog & McGog.

Parking is available at the junction of Reservoir  Road and Mt Buffalo Road near the Vic Roads depot.

The road remains accessible for walkers and mountain bike riders.

Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer

Partial park closures will be in place during aerial shooting operations targeting deer in the following parks:
 
Snowy River NP
18-22 March 2024
25-29 March 2024
16-20 September 2024
9-13 December 2024
 
Croajingolong NP
18-22 March 2024
25-29 March 2024
16-20 September 2024
9-13 December 2024
 
Cape Conran CP
16-20 September 2024
9-13 December 2024
 
Alpine National Park – Bogong High Plains, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains and Feathertop
29 April – 3 May 2024
18-22 November 2024
 
Alpine National Park – Eastern Alps, Tom Groggin
11-15 November 2024
 
Mt Buffalo National Park
18-22 November 2024
 
Visitors are advised to check the Change of conditions listing immediately prior to arrival for up to date information and maps.
 
For more information about the program please visit this link..

registering your vehicle and additional vehicles

Registering all vehicles on your campground booking
It is a requirement that all vehicles are registered on your booking for your stay at Lake Catani Campground.
Your campsite booking allows for one vehicle per site. Any additional vehicles must also be registered and a fee of $10.80 per vehicle per night applies.
Please log in to the online booking portal and:
·     add the registration number of your first vehicle and/or
·     register and pay for all additional vehicles.
Rangers will be checking for this information.

If you are unable to log in to the booking portal phone Parks Victoria Customer Service on 13 19 63.

For information on vehicle allocations and additional vehicle costs visit: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/about-us/fees-and-charges
Fees and Changes schedule 2023/24 – 2024/25 - “For vehicle-accessible campsites, one vehicle per campsite is included in the permit fee. Additional vehicle charges apply for each additional vehicle, charged on a per-night basis.”

Vehicle registration numbers and payment of additional vehicles is important:
- minimising the number of vehicles per site and throughout the campground reduces the overall impact of dust and vegetation damage, increases visitor amenity (less noise, looks and feels like a campground rather than a carpark) and for the safety of visitors (walking and riding around the campground)
- risk management - the Park is closed the evening prior to declared Catastrophic Fire days. It is easier to contact people if vehicles are registered.

All vehicles must be parked on the footprint of your campsite (except for the walk-in sites). If your vehicle(s) do not fit, please park in front of the stone hut or in the parking area near the canoe launch area. Thankyou.
 

Lake Catani Campground campfire pits only (no bbq plates or billy hooks)

The campfire pits at Lake Catani Campground are currently being reconstructed. The old concrete slabs and swinging bbq plates and billy holding arms have been removed to be replaced with prefabricated campfire places using larger concrete pads and metal surrounds. Currently the campfire places consist only of dirt bases and rock surrounds. If you would like to cook on an open fire you will need to bring your own self-standing bbq plate and a tripod for a billy or pot. Free gas bbqs and picnic tables are available at the Lakeside Picnic Area. This area is a short walk from the campground.
We apologise for any inconvenience and are working towards getting the new fireplaces in-situ as soon as possible.

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
 
For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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