Mount Buffalo and Alpine National parks Bushfire Recovery

Parks Victoria is undertaking vital bushfire recovery works throughout Mt Buffalo National Park following major bushfire damage in summer 2019/20. The recovery work includes repairs to visitor assets around the Horn, Rocky Creek and Cresta Valley particularly walking tracks and bridges.

The recovery work includes repairs to visitor assets around the Horn, Rocky Creek and Cresta Valley particularly walking tracks and bridges.  

All of the park is currently open to visitors, except two walking tracks in the south of the park that were severely impacted – Dicksons Falls and Back Wall tracks. Priority work is underway to replace damaged bridges, destroyed by the fire. Without these bridges in place the delicate and important peat lands would be further damaged. 

 

What is being delivered

  • Replacement of bridges
  • Repair to walking tracks, including drainage, alignment and steps
  • Post winter repair of damage from debris flows and scouring  
  • Replacement of directional and interpretive signage
  • Cultural heritage assessments undertaken by Traditional Owners, Taungurung Land and Water Council

 

Recent completed works include

  • Removed hazardous trees 
  • Removed burnt infrastructure including signage and bridges 
  • Reopened Lake Catani campground 

 

Project duration and key dates

Works commence – mid 2020 (some work commenced in late January/early February. American and Canadian crews assisted with track clearing and hazardous tree management).
Works complete – Feb 2021 

 

Project funding

Recovery works covered by insurance funds

 

Other information

Get closer to nature at this spectacular 'island in the sky', home to plants found nowhere else on Earth including the Buffalo Sallee eucalypt and 550 other native species.  Sheer cliffs, granite tors, waterfalls and big views make Mount Buffalo a must-see alpine retreat. Hike through stunted Snow Gum forests, toboggan on the snowy slopes at Cresta Valley and Dingo Dell, view the historic Mount Buffalo Chalet, camp at Lake Catani - and catch a sunset from the Horn. There's so much to do in every season.
 
X
By using our site you accept that we use and share cookies and similar technologies with certain approved third parties. These tools enable us to improve your website experience and to provide content and ads tailored to your interests. By continuing to use our site you consent to this. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.
Confirm