Discover magnificent waterfalls and remote alpine landscapes while you camp within beautiful Snow Gum woodlands at Lake Catani Campground. The Lakeside Day Visitor Area, located
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Lake Catani Camping & Lakeside Day Visitor Area
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Discover magnificent waterfalls and remote alpine landscapes while you camp within beautiful Snow Gum woodlands at Lake Catani Campground.
The Lakeside Day Visitor Area, located on the lake shore adjacent to the campground, provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy a cool swim or paddle a canoe.
Camping is available from Melbourne Cup Weekend to April inclusive. Bookings are essential for peak periods.
Bookings open at 10:00am 1 September each year and are based on a first-in, first-served basis.
Book online or call Parks Victoria on 13 1963.
The campground will open on Friday 1 November 2013 at 10:00 am.
Melbourne Cup weekend (Sat 2 Nov 2013 to Tue 5 Nov 2013) – minimum 3 nights booking.
Christmas/New Year School Holidays (Dec 2013 to Jan 2014) – available in 7 day blocks (Sat to Sat) for the following dates:
- Week 1 (Sat 28 Dec 2013 to Sat 4 Jan 2014)
- Week 2 (Sat 4 Jan 2014 to Sat 11 Jan 2014)
- Week 3 (Sat 11 Jan 2014 to Sat 18 Jan 2014)
- Week 4 (Sat 18 Jan 2014 to Sat 25 Jan 2014)
Labour Day weekend (Sat 8 March to Mon 10 March 2014) - minimum 2 nights booking.
Easter Weekend (Fri 18 April to Mon 21 Apr 2014) – minimum 3 nights booking.
It is advisable to pre-book, even for non-peak periods.
Sites 19-59 are reserved for bookings only. In the camp ground these sites will always show reserved signs.
Sites 2-18 are available for casual arrivals on a first-come, 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.
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.
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.
Mount Buffalo National Park has been assessed to have a high level of bushfire risk and will be closed for public safety on days of Code Red Fire Danger Rating.
For more information on the location of parks within Bureau of Meteorology forecast districts and closures on days of forecast Code Red Fire Danger Rating, click here.
26 Feb 2014
An ecological thinning trial is proposed for Barmah–Millewa River Red Gum forests in Victoria and New South Wales, including within Barmah National Park. The health of River Red Gum forests has declined over the years as a result of altered flooding regimes, more frequent and intense droughts and regulation of…