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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Camping at Lake Catani is an adventure and nature lover's paradise.

Located on the Mount Buffalo plateau, 28km from Porepunkah, the surrounding Mount Buffalo National Park offers a variety of landscapes from tall eucalypt forest to alpine heathlands and snow-grass plains.

Set amongst picturesque Snow Gum woodland, this idyllic and family friendly camping spot high in the Alps offers 49 campsites. Some 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.

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 toilets and hot showers to dishwashing and even a basic laundry.

A cosy mess hall features tables and fireplaces for shared use, great for rainy days.

Nearby, a newly refurbished picnic shelter overlooks the lake at the popular Lakeside Day Visitor Area. With accessible toilets, free gas barbecues and tables, it's the perfect setting for picnicking on the shores, enjoying a cool swim or paddling a canoe.

Set out for the day with spectacular waterfalls, beautiful wildflowers, abundant wildlife, and plenty of easy and challenging walks waiting to be discovered. Alternatively pull up a chair, relax lakeside and watch the world go by in the company of wombats.

Things to do

 
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

Hike into one of the two remote overnight campsites in Mount Buffalo National Park
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.

How to get there

Lake Catani Campground

Follow the signs off the Mount Buffalo Tourist Road to Lake Catani Campground and the Lakeside Day Visitor Area.

Summer camping at Lake Catani is available from the beginning of November until the end of April and campsites must be booked in advance. Peak period includes Melbourne Cup Day weekend, Christmas/January school holidays, Labour Day weekend and Easter school holidays. Bookings open at 10.00am on 1 September each year and are based on first in, first served basis.

Five hike/ski-in sites are available for free winter camping during the declared snow season. Situated around the stone hut, fires may be lit only in the fireplaces within the picnic shelter and campground amenities are closed during winter though a toilet is available nearby.

Sites

Camper Trailer
Campervan
Caravan
Tent

When to go

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

Camping & accommodation

Camping at Lake Catani is an adventure and nature lover's paradise.

Set amongst picturesque Snow Gum woodland, this idyllic and family friendly camping spot high in the Alps offers 49 campsites. 

Camper Trailer
Car
Mobile Home
Tent
Picnic Area
Toilets
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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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Winter 2020 at Dingo Dell & Cresta Valley

    This winter with restrictions caused by COVID19 there will be systems in place during anticipated busy periods, such as the school holidays and weekends, to ensure the safety of staff and visitors and compliance of restrictions.

    At these busy times, Parks Victoria staff will limit the number of visitors permitted into the park at any one time. Once capacity is met, entry to the park will be temporarily halted. Vehicles will be permitted to enter as other vehicles leave. Parks Victoria staff will be at the park entry to advise visitors. A message sign at the roundabout at Porepunkah will show the current entry conditions and any expected delays.

     Indoor shelter will not be available during school holidays and weekends, and will not be guaranteed at other times.


  • Rocky Creek Hike-in Camping Area (Mount Buffalo National Park)

    Rocky Creek Remote Campsite Closed until late spring early summer

    The remote walk-in campsite at Rocky Creek will be closed until works can be undertaken to address fire-affected tree risks at the site as a result of the fires in summer 2020. Due to access difficulties over winter, work is likely to be completed by late spring or early summer. Visitors are still able to access the other remote walk-in campsite at Mt McLeod which was not impacted by fire.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Seasonal road closures 2020

    Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

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