The annual Australia Day holiday, Thursday January 26th 2017, set up an opportunity for a break and some alpine walking and activating. Leaving Melbourne on Wednesday 25th I drove to Mt Buffalo and camped at Lake Catani on the Mt Buffalo plateau. Mt Buffalo is a mountain plateau (1400 meters) and national park, about 350 km north east of Melbourne. This is a sub-alpine camp site which must be reserved ahead of arrival with Parks Victoria. There are lots of good camping spots under low snow-gums, a pristine fresh water lake that you can swim in, hot showers, no drinking water, and (apparently) a population of endemic dingoes. Just down the road is former ski spot Dingo Dell, where I’ve ski’d many years earlier. I had no idea that it is named after these Australian native dogs.