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Proposed improvements to The Gorge Visitor Area at Mount Buffalo National Park

Monday 26 February, 2018

Proposed improvements to The Gorge Visitor Area at Mount Buffalo National Park

Revitalisation works at the Gorge Day Visitor Area have commenced at Mount Buffalo National Park, thanks to the $1.5 million investment by the Victorian Government.

This investment will bring to life the community’s vision for a rejuvenated experience at the Gorge. The upgrades will enhance the visitor experience by creating a picturesque, safe and accessible destination for everyone.

The large-scale project is expected to be completed by the end of Summer 2018/19 and will involve:

  • A striking upgrade to the main all-access observation lookout
  • Improving the layout of car and coach parking
  • Establishing a facility to provide a food and beverage offering
  • Upgrading interpretive and directional signage
  • Providing more park furniture such as seating and picnic areas
  • Improving all-abilities access

The project will be implemented in two main phases. The first phase, already underway, involves upgrading the toilet facility, earthworks and carpark improvements.

The second phase, scheduled for commencement this Spring, will involve renovation of the main lookout and the establishment of a food and beverage offer.

The draft plans will be on display at Parks Victoria offices for public viewing.

Quotes attributable to Parks Victoria Regional Director – Eastern Victoria Mr Graeme Baxter:

“Mount Buffalo has long been a popular destination for people of all ages. Works at the Gorge Day Visitor Area will reinvigorate the site for new and existing visitors.”  

“The popular Mount Buffalo National Park is home to some of Victoria’s most spectacular landscapes with rich natural, cultural and social history. Making this special place more accessible than ever before will ensure it remains an icon for generations to come.”

Quotes attributable to Area Chief Ranger – Mount Buffalo Mr Julien Atherstone:

“Upgrades to the main lookout area, toilet facilities, signage and amenities will diversify the visitor experience and enhance tourism in the area”.

“Victoria’s visitor economy is one of the fastest growing markets across the state, making upgrades at the Mount Buffalo National Park vital for the park’s future.”

“Our national parks make a significant state and regional economic contribution, so it is important that Mount Buffalo remains accessible to visitors and locals alike.”

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