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Alpine Discovery Days

Alpine National Park

The Alpine National Park Discovery Days are located at the historically significant Wallaces and Cope Hut precinct on the magnificent Bogong High Plains.

We have trained and knowledgeable local volunteers ready and waiting to answer your questions and tell you about this beautiful place – no booking required!

 

 

 

Do you know…

  • How many huts are scattered across the Alpine National Park?
  • How Wallace’s Hut got its name?
  • Why Cope Hut was called "The Menzies of the High Plains" in the 1920’s?

Learn the answer to these questions and much more from our Volunteer Park Guides.

Volunteer Park Guides will be at the site to share with you their knowledge of this beautiful region, the historical significance of the Alpine huts, and the stunning natural ecosystem surrounding them.

Park Guides are at Wallace’s Hut between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on selected days during the Summer school holidays and over the Easter long weekend. Drop by at any point and our volunteers will be available for a chat.

 

Dates for 2022:

  • Friday, 15 April
  • Saturday, 16 April
  • Sunday, 17 April

 

How to get there

Alpine Discovery Days

Need to know

Alpine Discovery Days

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

    Planned Aerial shooting operations - Feathertop area

    Parts of this Park will be closed from Monday 7th – Friday 11th March, Monday 28th March – Friday 1st April and Monday 23rd – Friday 27th May 2022.

    See attached map for details.

    Attachments: ANP_Feathertop aerial shooting Information (744KB)

    Planned Aerial shooting operations - Dinner Plain/Dargo High Plains area

    Parts of this Park will be closed from Monday 7th – Thursday 10th March, Monday 4th – Friday 8th April and Monday 23rd – Friday 27th May 2022.

    See attached map for details. 

    Attachments: ANP_Dinner Plain Dargo High Plains aerial shooting informat (490KB)

    Partial track closure - Besford Track, Alpine NP

    A severely water damaged section of Besford Track, within the Alpine National Park north of Benambra, is closed to all vehicles. There is no through access for vehicles on Besford Track between the Benambra-Corryong Road and Deep Creek Track.

    Early seasonal road closures 2022

    The following roads in the Alpine National Park are subject to early seasonal road closures.

    From 1 May 2022: Golden Ridge Track (Map 34D), King Spur Track (Map 34D), Long Spur Track (Map 34D), Shepherds Creek Track (Map 34D), and Kelly Lane (Map 34I).

    From 7 May 2022: Davies Plain Track (Maps 34F and 34G), and Kings Plain Track (Map 34F).

    From 16 May 2022: Bluff Track (Map 34A).

    See Map 34A: Alpine National Park (West A), Map 34D: Alpine National Park (Central), Map 34F: Alpine National Park (North East), Map 34G: Alpine National Park (East), and Map 34I: Alpine National Park (South West) for locations of the closures.

    Visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

    Planned Aerial shooting operations - Bogong High Plains and Foothills area

    Parts of this Park will be closed from Monday 23rd – Friday 27th May 2022.
     
    See attached map for details.
     

    Attachments: Park closure - Bogong High Plains - May 2022 (644KB)

    Track Closure

    Mount Wellington and Moroka Range Tracks are closed due to four-wheel drive track maintenance works.

    Foothills & Southern Alps 4WD Track Maintenance


    Extensive roading maintenance work has commenced across vast areas of the Southern Alps. Works are occurring on various tracks in State Forest and the Alpine National Park north of Licola and will continue while conditions allow. We wish to inform visitors that the four-wheel drive network remains open, but you may encounter delays. Please contact the Heyfield Office for specific local information as machines will be moving throughout the landscape.

  • Bon Accord Spur Walk (Alpine National Park)

    Road Closure - Lower access road to Bon Accord Walking Track

    The lower access road to Bon Accord Walking Track will be closed for works on the 19th-20th May 2022. The upper access road will still be open, and can be used to access Bon Accord Walking Track on these dates.

    Road Closure - Lower access road to Bon Accord Walking Track

    The lower access road to Bon Accord Walking Track will be closed for works on the 19th-20th May 2022. The upper access road will still be open, and can be used to access Bon Accord Walking Track on these dates.

    Road Closure - Lower access road to Bon Accord Walking Track

    The lower access road to Bon Accord Walking Track will be closed for works on the 19th-20th May 2022. The upper access road will still be open, and can be used to access Bon Accord Walking Track on these dates.

    Road Closure - Lower access road to Bon Accord Walking Track

    The lower access road to Bon Accord Walking Track will be closed for works on the 19th-20th May 2022. The upper access road will still be open, and can be used to access Bon Accord Walking Track on these dates.

  • 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

  • Frys Flat Camping Area (Howqua Hills Historic Area, Howqua River Heritage River)

    Vehicle access to Frys Flat Horse Yards

    The Howqua Hills Track between Sheepyard Flat South and Frys Flat currently requires 4WD capability and may not be suitable for the use of floats and trailers to transport horses into this area.  It is recommended that visitors inspect the track prior to crossing to ensure that they are comfortable with the condition of the track and have the ability to cross safely. 

    Parks Victoria are currently negotiating various approvals and permits required to undertake the necessary repair and maintenance to restore this section of track. 

    If you still wish to book and camp at Fry’s Flat with your horse, there are alternate methods of accessing the area.  You can:

    • Walk/ride horses in from Howqua Hills track (100-200m)
    • Walk/ride horse in from Martin/Fern or Spring street (across the river)

    Alternative camping areas with vehicle-accessible horse yards available for booking nearby are also found at: 

    • Tunnel Bend, Howqua Hills Historic Area (up to 10 horses, dogs permitted).
    • 7-mile Flat, Alpine National Park (up to 20 horses, no dogs permitted)
    • King River Hut, Alpine National Park (up to 20 horses, no dogs permitted)
    • Lovicks Hut (up to 20 horses, no dogs permitted) 

    For further information, please contact the Mansfield office on 03 5733 1200 and ask to speak to one of the PV Rangers. 

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