Lake Catani Campground - Mt Buffalo National Park

National Park - Victoria


This campground is open from Melbourne Cup Weekend to April inclusive. Bookings are essential for peak periods. Bookings open at 9:00am, 1 September each year and are based on a first-in, first-served basis. Sites 2 to 19 must be booked prior to arrival - they are no longer casual first-in, first-served basis.

There are 49 unpowered campsites available set amongst picturesque Snow Gum woodland. Each is marked by a numbered post. Camping is only permitted within the boundary of these sites. 

Some of the sites are suitable for small caravans and campervans while others are for car camping and tents only. 

Walk-in campsites provide campers with even quieter surroundings. The maximum number of people per site is six. 

Toilets, hot showers, dish washing and a basic laundry (no washing machines) are provided. A separate disabled hot shower and toilet is also available.  A communal stone shelter with tables and fireplaces is located adjacent to the amenities building. Basic lighting in the amenities is provided by solar panels  .Campers are required to be self sufficient with drinking water. 

Winter camping 
Five sites (2 people per site) available only during the declared snow season, beginning the Friday of Queens Birthday weekend until the end of August.  Access is via a 1km walk/ski off the main road along the Lake Catani Rd or a 2km walk/ski from the Gorge Visitor Area along the Gorge/Lake Catani track. No vehicle access is available. The sites are situated around the stone hut. Fires may be lit only in the fireplaces within the picnic shelter and fuel stoves are recommended. Campground amenities are closed during winter, there is a pit toilet located behind the stone hut. Water is available from Lake Catani. No fees apply during this period only.

Group camping area
A special area within the campground has been set aside for schools and social groups. These sites must be booked in advance. Only two school or social groups can occupy the campground at any one time.  The total number of school or social group campers must not exceed 50 on any one night. Bookings should be made by contacting the park office on 03 5755 1466. 

Camp fires
Open fires are only permitted in group fireplaces and in the stone shelter. Fireplaces are limited. Gas stoves are preferred and recommended.  Firewood collecting within the park is prohibited, however firewood can be purchased in the park from rangers, or campers can bring their own.
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