At 1986m, Mount Bogong offers a high-altitude playground for outdoor adventurers, wildlife spotters and nature enthusiasts. In summer, the mountain serves as a cool, refreshing getaway on hot days, and has beautiful displays of alpine wildflowers. In winter, experienced skiers can enjoy backcountry skiing in a snowy wonderland.
For experienced hikers keen to tackle Victoria's highest peak, you can take your pick of three routes to the summit: the Granite Flat Walking Track, the Staircase Spur, and the Eskdale Spur Walking Track.
Granite Flat Walking Track is the shortest route to the summit of Mount Bogong. You'll need a four-wheel drive to access the trailhead, which starts at the end of the Granite Flat Vehicle track. The walk is steep and rocky, and can be hazardous when the weather is poor.
The Staircase Spur is aptly named, climbing 16km to the summit of Mount Bogong. Once you reach the exposed, true alpine treeless plateau the views are 360 degrees and spectacular. Be prepared for a steep, arduous hike that requires a high level of fitness.
Eskdale Spur Walking Track is a popular and challenging route to the summit of Mt Bogong. It is a steep, rocky, exposed climb with little shade as you get higher. This means the views are incredible from the walk and on the summit but be careful to protect yourself during summer from the sun and in winter from snow and high winds. Carry sufficient water for your needs as there is only a small water tank at Michelle Hut approximately halfway up that supplies untreated water and may at times be dry.
For all of these hikes, be prepared for snow, high winds and fog - always carry suitable clothing including a waterproof layer, and check the forecast before leaving.
Things To Do
Historic huts in Alpine National Park
How to get there
Need to know
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
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
Tamboritha, Howitt and Moroka RoadsTamboritha, 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.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Deer Control (ground shooting) operation underwayDeer control is being undertaken in this park from October 2021 to June 2022. Some 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