Johnston Hut Camping Area (Alpine National Park)


Johnston Hut Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

Johnston Hut Camping Area is situated in the Alpine National Park near Mt Nelse and the Australian Alps Walking Track. A fantastic cross-country skiing destination it is set amongst snow gums. Camping is dispersed and basic with a toilet and fireplaces. There is a creek nearby. Please always treat your water and only use the hut in emergencies.

How to get there

Johnston Hut Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

Need to know

Johnston Hut Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • Management vehicle only
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No vehicles


  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Trees may fall take care
  • Animals and pests
    • 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.

Seasonal road closures 2020

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

Aerial shooting operation underway

Parts of the Alpine National Park, south of the Great Alpine Road in the Mt Hotham, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains area will be closed from Monday 21st to Friday 25th September (inclusive).
The Brabalung Trail (Hotham to Dinner Plain Trail) and JB Plain Camping Area are open.
This is to ensure safe implementation of an aerial shooting program targeting feral animals, to protect native species impacted by bushfires.
The Dargo High Plains Road north of Dargo is currently closed from Treasure Plain to the Great Alpine Road under a seasonal closure. For further information on the seasonal closure please contact the Alpine Shire on Phone: 03 5755 0555 or Email:

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