Remote Hike-In camping

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Remote hike-in camping

Mount McLeod and Rocky Creek Camping Areas provide a remote hike-in camping experience in Mount Buffalo National Park. Advanced bookings and payment are required.

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Mount McLeod Hike-in Camping Area
This camping area is accessible along Mt McLeod track, located approximately 8km from the Reservoir Picnic area.

The campground offers five unpowered campsites and a pit toilet. Each campsite accommodates a maximum of two people (children are charged as adults). Fires are prohibited, use fuel stoves only.

Water is seasonally available from where the road crosses a creek, approximately 100m southwest of the campsite. Hikers are advised to carry sufficient water supplies for the duration of their stay.

Rocky Creek Hike-in Camping Area
This camping area is accessible along Rocky Creek track, located approximately 6.5 km from the Reservoir Picnic Area.

The campground offers five unpowered campsites and a pit toilet. Each campsite accommodates a maximum of two people (children are charged as adults). Fires are prohibited, use fuel stoves only.

Water is available from the nearby creek.

 

Rocky Creek and Mount McLeod Hike-in Camping Areas are open during winter but the walk into the campsites is longer because the Reservoir Road closes. Therefore, campers need to be well prepared for Alpine areas and prepared for a long walk/ski.  

Things To Do

 
Two women follow the path through scrub up Mt Bogong with mountain views in the distance.

Walking

Whether you’re after a gentle stroll or something long-distance, there are walking trails to suit all levels of fitness and ability.
A couple in their thirties take in the view along Dead Timber Track.

Hiking and bushwalking

Witness breathtaking natural scenery at some of Victoria’s most iconic places when you lace up your boots and take to a hiking trail.
Stargazing in the Murray Sunset National Park.

Stargazing

Escape the city lights to remote nature locations to see the spectacular starry southern night sky.

How to get there

Remote hike-in camping

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Camping & accommodation

Mount McLeod Camping Area provides a remote, hike in camping experience. It is accessible along Mt Mcleod track, located approximately 8km from the Reservoir Picnic area.

Rocky Creek Camping Area provides a remote, hike-in camping experience. It is accessible along Rocky Creek track, located approximately 6.5 km from the Reservoir Picnic Area.

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Need to know

Remote hike-in camping

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.

  • 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.

    Deer control operation underway

    Deer control is being undertaken in this park between September and December 2020. This operation poses no risk to visitor safety.

  • Dicksons Falls Nature Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park)

    Dicksons Falls and Back Wall tracks closed due to fire

    The fires during January this year burned through the area from The Horn to Cresta Valley.

    The Dicksons Falls and Back Wall tracks ere impacted and will remain closed to visitors until infrastructure destroyed by the fires is repaired, including bridges and signage.
    Visitors are asked to not use these walking tracks during this period.
    Visitors are able to access the nearby Horn and South Buffalo walking tracks but are asked to remain out of all other burned areas.

  • Mount Buffalo National Park

    Aerial shooting operation underway

    Parts of Mt Buffalo National Park, i.e. the area north west of the Mt Buffalo Tourist Road and the areas south of Cathedral Saddle, will be closed from Monday 21st to Friday 25th September (inclusive).

    This is to ensure safe implementation of an aerial shooting program targeting feral animals, to protect native species impacted by bushfires.

    Attachments: MtBuffaloNationalPark_change in conditions (484KB)

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