Alpine National Park

Alpine National Park

Alpine National Park

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Alpine National Park

Alpine National Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape that includes traditional Country of  the Taungurung and Gunaikurnai Peoples. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

 

The Alpine National Park is an adventure-lover’s dream. Hike Victoria’s highest mountain ranges, explore wildflower draped landscapes on horseback or head out on world-class mountain bike trails. Run wild rapids on white-water rafting trips, four-wheel drive the secluded reaches of the park or cross-country ski through tangled snow gum forests.

Head out on the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing and hike over towering alpine ridgelines, through lush river valleys and unforgettable alpine scenery. Discover the history and heritage of the High Country as you tour through rugged bushland and unforgettable mountain scenery along the Wonnangatta Four-wheel Drive.

You can follow the sharp spine of The Razorback to Victoria’s second highest peak, Mount Feathertop and take in the stunning panoramas over the Great Dividing Range. Or conquer Victoria’s highest peak, Mt Bogong.

Find historic huts that legendary cattlemen called home scattered throughout the Bogong High Plains or get the adrenaline pumping on a white-water rafting trip down the Mitta Mitta River. The Alpine National Park boasts some of the best ski touring opportunities in Victoria – from well-defined downhill runs to remote cross-country skiing trails and backcountry terrain ready to be carved up.

 
A woman hikes to the top of Mt Cobbler with spectacular views of the High Country in the background.

Mansfield and Whitfield

See Victoria’s tallest waterfall, Dandongadale Falls, plunge 255 metres over a sheer cliff face and disappear into the Ross River below. Visit Paradise Falls, where a fine silver mist spills over a red conglomerate ledge or the quaint Little Falls nestled in a narrow fern-laden gully.

Two women follow the path through scrub up Mt Bogong with mountain views in the distance.

Mount Beauty and Bogong High Plains

Nestled in the heart of the Alpine National Park, Mount Beauty and the Bogong High Plains offer a plethora of activities for thrill-seekers. Ski the seemingly endless runs and ride the world-class mountain bike trails of Falls Creek, set out on an overnight adventure along the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing or tackle Victoria’s highest peak, Mount Bogong.

Two women take a photo of the ephemeral Bluff Falls.

Omeo and Mitta Mitta

The Mitta Mitta River carves its way through the heart of the Alpine National Park. Its lower reaches stretch from Lake Dartmouth to Anglers Rest where it splits into the Cobungra and Big Rivers. Among ample fishing, camping and four-wheel drive opportunities, the rich gold mining history of Omeo and Mount Wills Historic Area provides plenty of excitement.

Three horseriders saddle-up a pack horse before the day's riding.

Camping with your horse in the Bogong High Plains

The Alpine National Park and Howqua Hills Historic Area provide a unique and stunning backdrop for multi-day horse rides. Horse riding’s long association with the region started in the 1840s when European explorers and miners used horses in their search for gold and summer pastures.

A man wearing a driza-bone jacket adjusts the saddle of his horse in a forest in the Alpine National Park.

Camping with your horse in the Howqua Hills

This old gold mining area on the Howqua River is set in a beautiful, secluded valley, once busy with gold miners but now popular for picnics, bushwalking, four-wheel driving, and horse riding. Selected areas in the Howqua Hills Historic Area and some sections of the Alpine National Park have horse yards that can be reserved in advance.

Three friends stop for a quick drink late in the afternoon on their walk from Hotham to Falls Creek.

Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing

The Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing is a 37km three-day hike through the Alpine National Park from Falls Creek to Mt Hotham. Enjoy spectacular views of mountain ridges from 2000m above sea level, walk through beautiful Snow Gum woodland and camp near two historic huts.

Need to know

Alpine National Park

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.

  • Paradise Falls (Alpine National Park)

    Wabonga Track Closure

    Wabonga Track in the Alpine National Park is currently closed between Paradise Falls Road and MacMillans Tracks.

    A large spring has opened up in the middle of the road creating a sink hole that presents a hazard to entering vehicles.

    The track will remain closed until conditions allow for road repairs. The track is expected to open in January 2023 

  • Alpine National Park

    Partial track closure - Besford Track, Alpine NP

    A severely water damaged section of Besford Track, within the Alpine National Park north of Benambra, is closed to all vehicles. There is no through access for vehicles on Besford Track between the Benambra-Corryong Road and Deep Creek Track.

    This park has been impacted by October flood event

    This park has been impacted by the October flooding event and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information about closures

    Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer – Ingeegoodbee/Tingaringy areas

    Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
     
    24-28 October 2022
    28 November-2 December 2022
    3-7 April 2023
     
    See attached map for more details. 

    Attachments: Alpine National Park_Ingeegoodbee Tingaringy aerial shooting information (449KB)

    Planned Aerial shooting operations targeting deer - Dinner Plain Dargo High Plains area

    Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
     
    14-17 November 2022
    21-24 November 2022
    8-11 May 2023
    29 May-1 June 2023
    5-8 June 2023
     
    See attached map for details. 

    Attachments: Dinner Plain_Dargo High Plains Aerial shooting information (517KB)

    Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer - Feathertop

    Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
     
    14-18 November 2022
    21-25 November 2022
    8-12 May 2023
    29 May-2 June 2023
    5-9 June 2023
     
    See attached map for details. 

    Attachments: Feathertop Aerial Shooting Information (603KB)

    Bogong High Plains Road closed from Cranky Charlie to Falls Creek

    Parks Victoria would like to advise you that the Department of Transport has closed the Bogong High Plains Road, between Mt Beauty and Falls Creek, to all traffic due to a landslip near Bogong Village.  At this stage it is not clear how long the road will be closed; current advice suggests that it may be closed for some time.

    The Bogong High Plains Road between the Omeo Highway and Falls Creek is open.

    Falls Creek is open but they have requested that visitation be minimised as the resort is currently operating at minimal capacity (unknown operation of the supermarket, no medical services and a minimum travel time of two (2) hours for any emergency response).
    For the latest information on the resort visit - fallscreek.com.au

    The Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains) is open.  Please be aware that if you access the Park from the east the closest medical services are located at Omeo.  Visit Parks Victoria’s website parks.vic.gov.au  or call 13 1963 for current conditions.

    Traffic conditions are available at traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au or via the VicEmergency app.

    In an emergency call 000.

    Temporary Track Closures - Alpine National Park (Tingaringy Unit)

    The 4WD track network in the section of Alpine National Park east of the Snowy River is currently closed to visitors due to very poor track condition. 
     
    Tracks affected are Armstrong Track, Snowy Track, Amboyne Track, Blackguard Gully Track, Laurie Track, Tingaringy Track, Rosendale Track, Ingram Track, Cameron Track, Allen Track and Browns Break.

    Attachments: Information - ANP Temporary Track Closures - 20221120 (320KB)

    Zeka Spur Track Closed

    Zeka Spur Track is closed due to track not being passable. 

  • Mt Benambra Summit (Banimboola Creek Natural Catchment Area, Alpine National Park)

    Partial closure of Mount Benambra Summit, Upper Murray, Alpine National Park

    During the period 14 October to 16 December 2022 there will be a partial and intermittent closure of Mount Benambra Summit in the Upper Murray section of the Alpine National Park while maintenance and upgrade works are conducted on the communications infrastructure on the summit.

    During this period no public vehicle access is permitted to the car park at the summit of Mount Benambra. Public vehicles will still be able to access the Fireman's Hut car park and picnic area, which is located approximately 240m below the summit.

    Pedestrian access between the Fireman's Hut car park and the summit (including the viewing platform) will be intermittent, depending on the nature of the maintenance works at the time - when pedestrian access is not allowed a sign will be placed at the Fireman's Hut car park however, the sign will be removed when pedestrian access is allowed.

    The intermittent pedestrian access is important as we recognise the very high and unseasonal level of tourism to the area, driven by the spilling of Dartmouth Dam however, if you travel to the Fireman's Hut car park please accept that you may not be able to access the summit if there are high risk works in progress.

    Please follow directional signage and travel safely on alpine roads as they may be impacted by recent weather events.

  • Davies Plain Hut & Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

    Temporary closure of damaged section - Davies Plain Track, Alpine National Park

    A 2.3km section of Davies Plain Track, near Davies Plain Hut Camping Area within the Alpine National Park, is currently closed to all vehicles because of significant water damage and severe erosion, following recent flood and storm events in the area.  

    As a result of the temporary closure, Davies Plain Track is not currently a thoroughfare for vehicles between Tom Groggin and Charlie Creek Camping Area. 

    There is currently no vehicle access to Davies Plain Hut or the adjoining camping area, pending further assessments and subsequent repairs. Nearest camping areas accessible to suitable 4WD vehicles on Davies Plain Track are Charlie Creek Camping Area to the south; and Buckwong Creek Camping Area to the north (near Tom Groggin). 

  • King Hut Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

    Speculation Road (The Staircase) Closed to all traffic

    Due to numerous rainfall events, a number of springs have appeared on the Speculation Road between the King Hut Track and the Lake Cobbler Track. These springs have become impassable.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks from December 2022 to June 2023.
     
    Some access restrictions may apply. Please observe local signage.

    Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)
    Buchan Caves Reserve
    Burrowa-Pine Mountain
    Cape Conran Coastal Park
    Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
    Errinundra National Park
    Howitt-Wellington Plains
    Lake Tyers State Park
    Mount Baw Baw National Park
    Mount Buffalo National Park
    Mount Mittamatite Regional Park
    Mount Mitta Mitta Flora Reserve
    Mount Lawson State Park
    Mount Granya State Park
    Mountain Creek Education Area
    Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve
    Wabba Wilderness Park
    Wilsons Promontory National Park

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in this Park from December 2022 to June 2023.  The Park will remain open to visitors.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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