Bennies Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

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Bennies Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

Bennies is a pretty camping area on the Rose river only 40mins to Lake Cobbler and 40min to Whitfield township. Camping sites are dispersed along the river with pit toilets and fireplaces provided. Horse riding permitted under conditions and bookings apply.

How to get there

Bennies Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

Facilities

Toilets

Need to know

Bennies Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No generators
  • No dogs allowed

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Track closures due to flood impact

The following tracks are closed due to impact by storms and flood. Crews will assess and reopen when safe:The following tracks are closed due to impact by storms and flood. Crews will assess and reopen when safe:
  • Cobberas Track
  • Ingeegoodbee Track
  • Little Cobbler Track
  • McFarlines Flat Track

Mt Selwyn Road closure

Mount Selwyn Road is closed between the intersections of Five Ways and Canyo Road between May 2023 till approximately December 2023 due to significant road works being undertaken on this section of road.

Alternate routes are Dingo Creek Tk - Great Diving Range Tk - Mt Selwyn Rd, Selwyn Creek Rd - Great Driving Range Tk - Mt Selwyn Rd or Selwyn Creek Rd - Tea Tree Range Rd - Mt Selwyn Rd or Walshs Tk - East Buffalo Rd - West Humffray Rd - Selwyn Tk. - Please check seasonal road closures prior to departure as these might affect your vogue.

In the interest of visitor safety this road is closed between May 2023 till approximately December 2023.

Wabonga and McMillan's Track closures for repairs and maintenance

Wabonga 4WD track will be closed from the intersection of Paradise Falls Rd to Basin Track intersection, and McMillan's Track will be closed from Burrowes Rd to Wabonga track for the period 25th September to 15th December inclusive.
The closure is to allow for important track repairs, culvert and bridge installations to support fire fighting access and response.
If the works are completed prior to the 15th December the track will be re-opened.

Alternative access to the Wabonga Plateau area can be via Long Spur, Basin Track, Top Crossing, or Burnt Top once the Seasonal Road closures have ended on the 2nd November.

Mt Murray Track North closure

Due to track damage and poor track condition resulting in a risk to visitors, environmental damage and further track damage, Mt Murray Track North is currently closed.
 
Alternate route is Selwyn Creek Road - Mt Murray Logging Road.
 
In the interest of visitor safety, this road is closed until further notice until track repairs can be undertaken.

Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer – December 2023

Parts of the Alpine National Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
 
11-15 December (Bogong High Plains & Feathertop)
18-20 December 2023 (Bogong High Plains, Feathertop & Dinner Plain/Dargo High Plains)
 
The following tracks and visitor areas will be closed during the operation:
 
FEATHERTOP:
·     MUMC Hut
·     Bon Accord Spur
·     Northwest Spur
·     East Ovens Track
 
BOGONG HIGH PLAINS:
·     Moncrieffs Gap Track
·     East Kiewa Fire Track
·     Cranky Charlie Track
·     Roper Spur Track
·     Big River Fire Track (off BHP Road)
·     Spring Saddle Track
·     Arthur Track
·     Mt Arthur Fire Trail
·     Red Fox Track
·     Black Possum Spur Track
·     Junction Spur Fire Track
 
DINNER PLAIN/DARGO HIGH PLAINS & HOTHAM
·     Mt Tabletop Walking Track
·     Mayford
·     Kings Spur
·     Longs Spur
 
See attached map for details.
 
For more information about the program and park closures, please visit this link.

Attachments: Alpine National Park aerial shooting information (652KB)

McNamara Hut (Buckety Plain) Camping Area (Bundara-Cobungra Remote and Natural Area, Alpine National Park

A sink hole has appeared on Trap Yard Gap Track between the Bogong High Plains Road and the locked gate 500 m away from McNamara Hut camping ground in the Bundara Buckety Plain area. Trap Yard Gap Track has been closed to vehicles for their own safety and to maintain the integrity of the road. There is flagging/caution tape across the track where it exists the Bogong High Plains Road to highlight that the track should not be driven on. 

McNamara Hut (Buckety Plain) Camping Area (Bundara-Cobungra Remote and Natural Area, Alpine National Park

A sink hole has appeared on Trap Yard Gap Track between the Bogong High Plains Road and the locked gate 500 m away from McNamara Hut camping ground in the Bundara Buckety Plain area. Trap Yard Gap Track has been closed to vehicles for their own safety and to maintain the integrity of the road. There is flagging/caution tape across the track where it exists the Bogong High Plains Road to highlight that the track should not be driven on. 

Davies Plain Track - 2.3 km track section currently closed due to flood damage

A 2.3km section of Davies Plain Track, near Davies Plain Hut Camping Area within the Alpine National Park, is currently closed to all vehicles because of significant water damage and severe erosion, following recent flood and storm events in the area.  As a result of the temporary closure, Davies Plain Track is not a thoroughfare for vehicles between Tom Groggin and Charlies Creek Camping Area. There is currently no vehicle access to Davies Plain Hut or the adjoining camping area, pending further assessments and subsequent repairs. Nearest camping areas accessible to suitable 4WD vehicles on Davies Plain Track are Charlies Creek Camping Area to the south; and Buckwong Creek Camping Area to the north (near Tom Groggin). 

Flood and Storm Affected Areas

Access to Willis Camping Area is currently closed due to recent storm and flood activity in the Area. Please see Vic Traffic website for details.

Mt Pinnibar Track - deteriorated condition

Mt Pinnibar Track – deteriorated condition

Mt Pinnibar Track between Walkers Road and Tom Groggin Track has deteriorated significantly following recent flood and storm events.

Visitors are advised to consider alternate routes to the summit of Mt Pinnibar until repairs can be carried out.

Bogong High Plains Road

Following the landslide at Bogong Village the Bogong High Plains Road is now open however remediation work will continue into the foreseeable future to rectify the damage created by the landslide. Parks Victoria advises that all visitors check the Regional Roads Victoria and  Victoria's big build website for the latest traffic updates on closures or delays before visiting.
 https://regionalroads.vic.gov.au/map/north-eastern-improvements/bogong-high-plains-road-landslip 
https://bigbuild.vic.gov.au/projects/mrpv/bogong-high-plains-road-landslip 

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
 
For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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