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
How to get there
Mount Beauty and Bogong High Plains
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.
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!
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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 TrackCobberas TrackMacFarlanes Flat Track
Little Cobbler Track closed until further noticeLittle Cobbler Track in Alpine National Park is closed until further notice due to bridge safety concerns.
Areas of Alpine National Park closed due to 2019/2020 firesSome 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.
Deer control (ground shooting) - Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains and surrounds)Parks Victoria will be continuing its deer control program on and around the Bogong High Plains from early-December 2020 to May 2021.The program will be carried out under strict conditions designed to ensure safe, effective, and humane practices are implemented. A suitably qualified and experienced contractor has been engaged to deliver the work.All personnel involved will be working under the supervision of Parks Victoria staff. They will be readily identifiable and will act in accordance with all legal requirements to ensure the safe use of firearms.All activities will comply with the requirements set out by the Department of Health and Human Services regarding hygiene and physical distancing to limit the spread of the coronavirus.If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963.
Attachments: Deer Control Area - ANP Bogong High Plains and surrounds (419KB)
1st Beach (Marlo Coastal Reserve)
Temporary track closures - Alpine National Park (Eastern Alps)These tracks are expected to remain closed for an extended period during 2021 while complex assessments are undertaken and options for repairs are evaluated. These tracks will remain closed for the summer and autumn/winter period of 2021. Parks Victoria will notify key stakeholders and update this information when the tracks are reopened.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Howitt Road conditionHowitt Road is currently recommended for All Wheel Drive and Four Wheel Drive vehicles with sufficient clearance. Vehicles travelling on Howitt Road require attention to variations in the surface along the length of road between Arbuckle Junction and Howitt Car Park.
Bungalow Spur Walk (Alpine National Park)
Carparking at Bungalow Spur Walking is now located at Tronah ReserveBUNGALOW 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.