Mount Beauty and Bogong High Plains

Mount Beauty and Bogong High Plains

Mount Beauty and Bogong High Plains

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Mount Beauty and Bogong High Plains

Alpine National Park

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.
While the ski resort of Falls Creek lies outside the Alpine National Park, it is the perfect launch pad for those wanting to experience some of the best back-country skiing in Victoria, the thrill of mountain biking, hikes through wildflower-littered landscapes and unforgettable alpine vistas.

Don’t be put off by the myth that mountain biking is only for the daring. Falls Creek has over 40km of world-class gravity trails nestled high on the alpine plains. Accessible to the newest of mountain-bikers, pick from easy cruises to fun-flowing descents and all-mountain trails. Swap the mountain bike for a sturdy road bike and pedal through the stunning Tawonga Gap and to towering heights on the climb to the peaks of Mount Beauty or Falls Creek.

Be both challenged and rewarded over the three-day Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing. The 37km trail treks over high alpine ridgelines and plains, through river valleys, wetlands thriving with birdlife and panorama-prone landscapes. Sleep out under the stars and discover the remnants of the regions rich cattleman history.

Conquer Victoria’s highest peak, Mount Bogong. Standing 1,986m tall, the long journey to the top tests even the most experienced of hikers. Climb through tall Peppermint and stunted Snow Gum forest before emerging on top of the world. Take in the uninterrupted views across the Alps, before descending back to base.

Things To Do

 
Three friends enjoy a picnic on the grass in front of the historic Wallace Hut.

Alpine Discovery Days

Learn about this beautiful and unique region, the historical significance of the Alpine huts, and the stunning natural ecosystem surrounding them from trained Volunteer Park Guides. Alpine Discovery Dyas run on selected days during the summer school holidays and over the Easter long weekend.
Two women walk towards the summit of Mt Bogong in the Alpine National Park.

Mount Bogong

At 1986 metres, Mt Bogong is the highest peak in Victoria and attracts hikers and skiers.
Two women camp in the Alpine National Park at twilight.

Dispersed camping in Alpine National Park

The Alpine National Park offers some of the most authentic and scenic bush camping opportunities in Victoria.
Two women follow the path through scrub up Mt Bogong with mountain views in the distance.

Hiking in Alpine National Park

Explore some of Australia's best mountain walking around Mount Bogong, including the Staircase, Eskdale Spur and a variety of other day hikes and family walks.

How to get there

Mount Beauty and Bogong High Plains

When to go

The adventurous experiences thrive long after the snow has melted in the Alps. The slopes of Falls Creek open to mountain bikers. More than 40km of purpose built singetrack wind through snowgums and mesmerising alpine terrain. Or if you're a road cyclists, the 7-Peaks Challenge to the top of Falls Creek is sure to impress.

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.

The rivers in the Alps flow rich and fly-fishing on the Ovens River is at its best in early-January. Trout are plentiful and the added bonus of the beautiful river valley is sure to impress too!

Need to know

Mount Beauty and Bogong High Plains

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

    Track closures - Alpine National Park (Eastern Alps)

    The following tracks in the Alpine NP (Omeo Management Area) are currently closed to all vehicles while condition assessments and repairs are being undertaken:
     
    Ingeegoodbee Track
    Cobberas Track
    MacFarlanes Flat Track

    Partial closure of Australian Alps Walking Track (Eastern Alps)

    A fire affected section of the Australian Alps Walking Track is currently closed between Buenba Flat and Misery Trail.

    The following vehicle tracks would be suitable as an alternative route west to east from Buenba Flat to Misery Trail:

    • Buenba Road
    • Mt Hope Road
    • Buckwong Track
    • Misery Trail

     

    Marathon Road Condition

    Due to a damaged culvert in State Forest at the northern end, Marathon Road is impassable. Visitors wishing to enter areas of the Alpine National Park such as the Pinnacles and Horseyard Flat should travel via Licola, Tamboritha and Moroka Roads. 

    Tamboritha, Howitt & Moroka Road Conditions

    Tamboritha, Howitt and Moroka Roads are currently recommended for Four-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive Vehicles with sufficient clearance and appropriate tyres. Vehicles travelling on these roads require attention to variations of the surface between Bennison Lookout, Howitt Car-park and Pinnacle's Day Visitor area. Always drive to the conditions and consider the weather when planning your trip.

  • Bungalow Spur Walk (Alpine National Park)

    Carparking at Bungalow Spur Walking is now located at Tronah Reserve

    BUNGALOW SPUR CARPARK | Council has been working with the community, the Tronoh Reserve Committee of Management and Parks Victoria to facilitate suitable, safe parking for visitors to the popular Bungalow Spur Walking Track up Mount Feathertop.
    This week new signage will be visible to those visiting the walking track:
    - A series of permanent signs will designate the area immediately opposite the existing trailhead on Feathertop Track as a drop off zone only, designed for motorists to drop off and collect walkers and their equipment.
    - A temporary Variable Message Sign will be installed to direct motorists to a new carparking area in the Tronoh Reserve and limit vehicular traffic on Feathertop Track.
    The scope of the Alpine Better Places Harrietville Detailed Concept Design project includes carparking and trailhead facilities in the Tronoh Reserve, and interested members of the community are encouraged to provide feedback on the draft concept designs during the next community consultation planned in early 2021.
    For further information, please contact Council on 5755 0555 or info@alpineshire.vic.gov.au.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Deer Control (ground shooting) operation underway

    Deer control is being undertaken in this park from October 2021 to June 2022. Some localised access restrictions may apply. Find out more about this program at https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects/deer-and-feral-animal-control-in-response-to-bushfire 

 
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