Lake Catani Campground - VIC

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DEG: -36.734192 146.813705
DMS: 36º 44' 3.09" S 146º 48' 49.34" E
UTM: 55 H 5934598mN 483367mE
Altitude: 1317.47m


Address & Contact

Mt Buffalo RdMt Buffalo VIC 3740
Phone: +613 6145 0211


Discover magnificent waterfalls and remote alpine landscapes while camping within beautiful Snow Gum woodlands beside Lake Catani in Mount Buffalo National Park.

Set amongst picturesque snow gums, this idyllic and family friendly camping area offers 49 campsites. Some sites are suitable for small caravans and campervans while others are suitable for car camping and tents only. Walk-in campsites provide campers with even quieter surroundings.

Fires only in fireplaces, which are shared between sites. Campfires cannot be lit on days of Total Fire Ban, however gas cookers can be used for preparing food.

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 flush toilets and hot showers to dishwashing and laundry sinks. A historic stone hut features benches and tables and two fireplaces for shared use. Great for rainy days.

Nearby, a picnic shelter overlooks Lake Catani at the popular Lakeside Day Visitor Area. The shelter has accessible toilets, free gas barbecues and tables. This area is the perfect setting for picnicking , enjoying a cool swim, fishing or paddling a canoe.

Camping at Lake Catani is seasonal. The campground is closed in the shoulder periods between the summer and winter seasons.

Summer camping at Lake Catani is available from the beginning of November (Melbourne Cup weekend) until the end of April and campsites must be booked online in advance. Advance online bookings apply at Lake Catani Campground for selected holiday periods. Refer to the information on ballots and peak season bookings for release dates and minimum booking periods.

From June until the end of September, camping is available at Lake Catani for free. No booking is required. Lake Catani Campground is only accessible by skiing, snowshoeing or walking. The track into Lake Catani is a seasonal road and is closed from June until the end of October. The road closure may remain in place longer if the track is impacted by snow. The campground amenities are closed during winter. However, a pit toilet located behind the Stone Hut is open for winter campers.

The Lake Catani camping area has several campsites that are well-suited for visitors in wheelchairs as they are located on reasonably level ground and are located within 50 metres of the visitor amenities building. The most accessible sites are sites 2, 3, 11 and 12.

No pets, horses, firearms, drones.

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Mount Hotham at 26/06:30pm EST
Distance from Lake Catani Campground 39.22km SE
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Closest Climatic Station

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Distance from Lake Catani Campground 30.87km W
Mean Max. °C30.129.526.221.216.513.111.913.316.219.823.827.0
Mean Min. °C14.
Mean Rain mm60.364.261.057.490.9116.4126.3120.7103.481.887.574.2

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