Mount Bufffalo NP Gorge Day Visitor Area Upgrades

Project duration & key dates

Stage one – complete
Stage two – currently underway
Works complete – April 2020

Community consultation
2015 - Parks Victoria held meetings with community representatives, government agencies and other groups to determine the scale of proposed works at The Gorge Day Visitor Area
2018 - Designs for the new lookout were discussed with the community and suggestions were incorporated into the design, removing of the partial canopy from the lookout.

Project funding

$1.5 million

Project Partners

Mount Buffalo Destination Advisory Group, Alpine Shire Council

Key information

Working with the community, local stakeholders and other government agencies, it was decided that the Gorge Day Visitor Area upgrades will include:

Upgrades of the main all-access lookout
A striking upgrade to the existing all-abilities lookout including solid glass walls and a section of glass flooring on the base to create a ‘see-through’ thrill experience at the top of the lookout which overlooks the valley.

Improvements to walkways
Realignment of pedestrian walkways will provide better movement around the Gorge Day Visitor area.

Completed works

Improved car and coach parking
The Gorge parking area has been upgraded with new asphalting, parking bay markings and a dedicated bus/coach drop off near the entry into the Gorge Day Visitor Area.
The relocation of coach parking to the upper chalet parking area improves visitor safety and provides improved ‘turning circles’ for coaches.

Upgrades to the existing toilet facility including waste water treatment system
The existing toilet block has been refreshed and the toilets’ wastewater treatment system has been upgraded to improve efficiencies and quality standards.

Related links

Places to visit - Mount Buffalo National Park

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