Howitt Hut and Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

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Howitt Hut and Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

Howitt Hut was built in the early 20th century making it one of the oldest such structures in this section of the park. Howitt Hut is closely related to the Wonnangatta murders and features on the iconic Wonnangatta Drive. This area provides remote camping and is often used as a base for visitors. A pit toilet and horse yards are also provided.

How to get there

Howitt Hut and Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

Facilities

Carpark

Need to know

Howitt Hut and Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • Seasonally closed
  • No generators
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • Unstable cliffs
    • Slippery surface
    • Uneven ground
  • Animals and pests
    • Beware European wasps
    • Snakes

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 - 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

 

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 

Tamboritha, Howitt and Moroka Roads

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.

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