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.

Camping in the Alpine National Park

Within the Alpine National Park bookings and fees apply only to the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing. Dispersed camping is permitted throughout much of the park. There are some camping areas that include facilities such as pit toilets, picnic tables and fireplaces.

Camping with your horse

Dispersed camping in Alpine National Park

 

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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.

  • Alpine National Park

    Areas of Alpine National Park closed due to 2019/2020 fires

    Some tracks and areas in the Alpine National Park remain closed due to fire damage during the 2019/2020 bushfires. Please check the Fire affected parks  page for a full list of closures. 

    Kelly's Road Closed

    Kelly's Road (near Benambra) within the Alpine National Park, has a closed section. The closed section of road is north of 8 Mile Creek and south of 8 Mile Loop Track.

    JP Gap Track Closed

    JP Gap Track within Alpine National Park is currently closed.

    Blue Rag Range gate access via south Basalt only

    Due to the extended seasonal closure of the Dargo High Plains Road managed by the Alpine Shire, the only access to Blue Rag Range track is via South  Basalt track. For further information about the  Dargo High Plains Road please speak to the Alpine Shire  (https://www.alpineshire.vic.gov.au/council/contact-usPhone: 03 5755 0555Email: info@alpineshire.vic.gov.au)

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Extended seasonal road closures 2020

    Some roads in this park are subject to extended seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the extended closures and visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Tali Karng partial closure

    Access is only open to Tali Karng (the Lake) via the Wellington River Walking Track and then via the Clive Lannigan Walking Track. Recommended camping areas are at the intersection of the Wellington River Walking Track and Riggals Spur Track. Please note that camping is not permitted at Tali Karng (the Lake).
     
    Currently there is no access to Tali Karng from the north including from McFarlanes Saddle.
    The following walking  tracks and routes are currently closed: Wellington Plains Walking Track, Riggals Spur Track, Gillios Track and Echo Point Track.

    Please contact the Heyfield Ranger team on 13 1963 for further information.

    Attachments: novtrackclosures (203KB)

    Tali Karng partial closure

    Access is only open to Tali Karng (the Lake) via the Wellington River Walking Track and then via the Clive Lannigan Walking Track. Recommended camping areas are at the intersection of the Wellington River Walking Track and Riggals Spur Track. Please note that camping is not permitted at Tali Karng (the Lake).
     
    Currently there is no access to Tali Karng from the north including from McFarlanes Saddle.
    The following walking  tracks and routes are currently closed: Wellington Plains Walking Track, Riggals Spur Track, Gillios Track and Echo Point Track.

    Please contact the Heyfield Ranger team on 13 1963 for further information.

    Attachments: novtrackclosures (203KB)

Tours in the area

Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.


If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.


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