Back Wall Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park)

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Back Wall Walk (Mount Buffalo National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No bicycles

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Edge

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Lake Catani Campground CLOSED

Lake Catani Campground is currently CLOSED.

Winter camping at Lake Catani is from Queens Birthday long weekend in June through to 31st August each year. The toilet, showering and laundry facilities are closed during this period. A pit toilet behind the Stone Hut is open for winter camping use. No booking is required.

Summer camping is from the Friday before Melbourne Cup long weekend at the beginning of November and the campground is closed at the end of April. All facilities are open for this duration. Campsites must be booked online and in advance.

Remote camping at Mt McLeod and Rocky Creek campsites are open year round and require an online booking. These sites are NOT accessible by car and require lightweight overnight hiking equipment and reasonable fitness to walk to.

Mt Buffalo Seasonal Road Closures

Extension of Mt Buffalo National Park Seasonal Road Closures
Affected roads:
  • Reservoir Road
  • Lake Catani Campground circuit road (closed)

Now Open
Lake Catani Road to Lakeside Picnic Area
Mt Buffalo Road from Cresta Valley to The Horn Picnic Area (The Horn Road)

These roads will remain closed until the weather and road conditions improve. Each road will be assessed on an individual basis. 

Carparking for overnight hiking into the remote campsites at Mt McLeod and Rocky Creek is at the junction of Reservoir Road and Mt Buffalo Road (near the Vic Roads depot).

Mount Buffalo Road - requirement to carry vehicle snow chains

The Mt Buffalo Road is a declared hazardous road from 1st June through to 7th October.  Vehicle snow chains may be required to be carried throughout this period. An assessment is made prior to each day as to whether snow chains are required. This decision is based on forecasted snow below 1600 metres or the current road conditions are considered hazardous from snow and/or ice.

A Mount Buffalo Snow Report is posted daily on the Mt Buffalo National Park web page. 
This report provides information on current snow conditions and whether chains are required to be carried and also if they are currently being fitted.

Planned deer control operations - Eastern Region

Planned deer control operations - Eastern Region
 
Deer control operations (ground and aerial) will be carried out across the following parks and reserves between October 2022 and June 2023. 
 
  • Alpine National Park
    • Mount Bogong & Bogong High Plains
    • Dinner Plain/Dargo High Plains
    • Feathertop
    • Foothills and Southern Alps
    • Ingeegoodbee/Tingaringy
  • Buchan Caves Reserve
  • Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
  • Cape Conran Coastal Park
  • Coopracambra NP
  • Croajingolong NP
  • Errinundra NP
  • Lake Tyers State Park
  • Baw Baw NP
  • Mount Buffalo NP
  • Snowy River NP
  • Upper Murray - Wabba Wilderness, Burrowa Pine NP, Mt Mittamitite
  • Wilsons Prom NP
 
More information on temporary park closures for aerial shooting operations will be provided in the coming weeks
 
 For more information on deer control to protect native species visit parks.vic.gov.au.

Mt Buffalo - vehicle snow chain carrying requirement

The requirement to carry vehicle snow chains on the Mount Buffalo Road has been lifted.

If this requirement changes due to forecasted snow this report will be updated.

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