The Wellington River has 13 numbered campsites just north of Licola on the Tamboritha Road. Sites offer facilities such as toilets, fire places and picnic tables. You can enjoy camping under the shady trees with easy access to the river. The geology of the surrounding area is spectacular and makes for a memorable camping experience.
The spectacular Wonnagatta Valley lies among forbidding mountains accessible to adventurous walkers, four-wheel drive enthusiasts, horse riders and deer hunters. Follow the epic Wonnangatta Drive and discover the ruins of an old homestead near the confluence of the Conglomerate Creek and Wonnangatta River, cattlemen’s huts on the high alpine plains and Grants Historic Area which includes the large grassy Talbotville camping area, just beyond the boundaries of the Alpine National Park.
Bryce’s Gorge is arguably one of Victoria’s most spectacular natural features. Not too far from Guys Hut, there is little warning of its existence until the open plains and snowgum woodlands plunge abruptly into a deep abyss. Follow the Bryce’s Gorge Circuit Walk to see Pieman and Conglomerate Falls tumble over the rim of the gorge into a chasm below.
Climb to the top of Mount Howitt, breaking at Vallejo Garntner Hut. Heritage listed for its architectural values, the hut was built in 1970.
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Heyfield, Licola and Dargo
When to go
The best time to explore the Alpine National Park on foot is between November and April. The mild summer temperatures found in the high altitudes of the Alpine National Park are the perfect retreat from its lower-lying counterparts and make for perfect hiking conditions. While the occasional sunny day can see daytime temperatures rise above 30°C, the nights are still cool.
Head towards the Mount Howitt and the Snowy Plains in summer when masses of wildflowers carpet the slopes – from Billy Buttons to Snow and Swamp Paper Daisies.
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Heyfield, Licola and Dargo
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.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Campground closureAs directed by the Chief Health Officer all campsites, camping grounds and caravan parks closed from midnight 25 March 2020.People can continue to live on a closed caravan park or camping ground if it is registered as their primary place of residence or if they are staying in caravan parks as interim accommodation where their primary residence is not available. For further information go to parks.vic.gov.au/COVID19
Alpine National Park
Areas of Alpine National Park closed due to firesAlpine National Park remains closed due to fire activity in the area, with the exception of certain areas. Please check the Fire Affected Parks page for a full list. For a list of State Forest closures, visit the DELWP website. For the latest information on fires, visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au. For the latest information on road closures, visit traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au.
Australian Alps Walking Track - section closed due to bushfire impact
During the summer the Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT) was impacted by fire. Parks Victoria has been working to assess and reinstate the sections of the AAWT impacted by fire. Currently the section from Mount Speculation to the Great Alpine Road, Mount Hotham is closed.Parks Victoria asks all visitors to respect this decision and not enter areas listed as closed. For details visit fire affected parks.
Early seasonal road closures 2020
Early seasonal road closures apply to this park from 1 May 2020: See Map 35C, Map 35D, Map 35E, Map 35G and Map 35H for locations of the closures. Due to a mapping error on seasonal road closure Map 35C and Map 35D, Butcher Country Track is shown incorrectly as closed. Butcher Country Track is seasonally closed between the 11 June to the 29 October 2020. Please note that areas of Alpine National Park may be closed due to fire impact and remember to check all changes of conditions on the park page.
Tali Karng (Alpine National Park)
Tali Karng partial openingDue to fires in March 2019, many tracks around Tali Karng were impacted from fire. Parks Victoria has been working to assess and reinstate impacted tracks and can confirm that access to Tali Karng is now open via the Wellington River and Clive Lanigan Walking Track from the Tamboritha Road trail head. All other access routes via Riggall Spur, Gillios Track, Echo Point Track and Wellington Plains remain closed. Parks Victoria asks all hikers to respect this decision and not enter areas listed as closed. For details visit fire affected parks.