Michell Hut (Alpine National Park, Bogong Remote and Natural Area)


Michell Hut (Alpine National Park, Bogong Remote and Natural Area)

Michell Hut is situated along the popular Eskdale Spur walking track to the Mt Bogong massif. It has a long history of providing shelter to those caught unprepared by sudden changes in temperature such as heavy snow and fierce winds and other emergency conditions. There is a water tank located at the hut but be sure to treat the water prior to drinking and or bring sufficient for the day or overnight trip.

How to get there

Michell Hut (Alpine National Park, Bogong Remote and Natural Area)

Need to know

Michell Hut (Alpine National Park, Bogong Remote and Natural Area)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No firearms allowed
  • No vehicles
  • No bicycles
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No horses
  • No fires permitted


  • Terrain hazards
    • Steep track
    • Not yet assessed
  • Other warnings
    • 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.

Wabonga Track Closure

Wabonga Track in the Alpine National Park is currently closed between Paradise Falls Road and MacMillans Tracks.

A large spring has opened up in the middle of the road creating a sink hole that presents a hazard to entering vehicles.

The track will remain closed until conditions allow for road repairs. The track is expected to open in January 2023 

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.

This park has been impacted by October flood event

This park has been impacted by the October flooding event and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information about closures

Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer – Ingeegoodbee/Tingaringy areas

Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
24-28 October 2022
28 November-2 December 2022
3-7 April 2023
See attached map for more details. 

Attachments: Alpine National Park_Ingeegoodbee Tingaringy aerial shooting information (449KB)

Planned Aerial shooting operations targeting deer - Dinner Plain Dargo High Plains area

Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
14-17 November 2022
21-24 November 2022
8-11 May 2023
29 May-1 June 2023
5-8 June 2023
See attached map for details. 

Attachments: Dinner Plain_Dargo High Plains Aerial shooting information (517KB)

Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer - Feathertop

Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
14-18 November 2022
21-25 November 2022
8-12 May 2023
29 May-2 June 2023
5-9 June 2023
See attached map for details. 

Attachments: Feathertop Aerial Shooting Information (603KB)

Bogong High Plains Road closed from Cranky Charlie to Falls Creek

Parks Victoria would like to advise you that the Department of Transport has closed the Bogong High Plains Road, between Mt Beauty and Falls Creek, to all traffic due to a landslip near Bogong Village.  At this stage it is not clear how long the road will be closed; current advice suggests that it may be closed for some time.

The Bogong High Plains Road between the Omeo Highway and Falls Creek is open.

Falls Creek is open but they have requested that visitation be minimised as the resort is currently operating at minimal capacity (unknown operation of the supermarket, no medical services and a minimum travel time of two (2) hours for any emergency response).
For the latest information on the resort visit - fallscreek.com.au

The Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains) is open.  Please be aware that if you access the Park from the east the closest medical services are located at Omeo.  Visit Parks Victoria’s website parks.vic.gov.au  or call 13 1963 for current conditions.

Traffic conditions are available at traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au or via the VicEmergency app.

In an emergency call 000.

Partial closure of Mount Benambra Summit, Upper Murray, Alpine National Park

During the period 14 October to 16 December 2022 there will be a partial and intermittent closure of Mount Benambra Summit in the Upper Murray section of the Alpine National Park while maintenance and upgrade works are conducted on the communications infrastructure on the summit.

During this period no public vehicle access is permitted to the car park at the summit of Mount Benambra. Public vehicles will still be able to access the Fireman's Hut car park and picnic area, which is located approximately 240m below the summit.

Pedestrian access between the Fireman's Hut car park and the summit (including the viewing platform) will be intermittent, depending on the nature of the maintenance works at the time - when pedestrian access is not allowed a sign will be placed at the Fireman's Hut car park however, the sign will be removed when pedestrian access is allowed.

The intermittent pedestrian access is important as we recognise the very high and unseasonal level of tourism to the area, driven by the spilling of Dartmouth Dam however, if you travel to the Fireman's Hut car park please accept that you may not be able to access the summit if there are high risk works in progress.

Please follow directional signage and travel safely on alpine roads as they may be impacted by recent weather events.

Temporary closure of damaged section - Davies Plain Track, Alpine National Park

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 currently a thoroughfare for vehicles between Tom Groggin and Charlie 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 Charlie Creek Camping Area to the south; and Buckwong Creek Camping Area to the north (near Tom Groggin). 

Temporary Track Closures - Alpine National Park (Tingaringy Unit)

The 4WD track network in the section of Alpine National Park east of the Snowy River is currently closed to visitors due to very poor track condition. 
Tracks affected are Armstrong Track, Snowy Track, Amboyne Track, Blackguard Gully Track, Laurie Track, Tingaringy Track, Rosendale Track, Ingram Track, Cameron Track, Allen Track and Browns Break.

Attachments: Information - ANP Temporary Track Closures - 20221120 (320KB)

Zeka Spur Track Closed

Zeka Spur Track is closed due to track not being passable. 

Speculation Road (The Staircase) Closed to all traffic

Due to numerous rainfall events, a number of springs have appeared on the Speculation Road between the King Hut Track and the Lake Cobbler Track. These springs have become impassable.

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks from December 2022 to June 2023.
Some access restrictions may apply. Please observe local signage.

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Howitt-Wellington Plains
Lake Tyers State Park
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Mount Buffalo National Park
Mount Mittamatite Regional Park
Mount Mitta Mitta Flora Reserve
Mount Lawson State Park
Mount Granya State Park
Mountain Creek Education Area
Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve
Wabba Wilderness Park
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in this Park from December 2022 to June 2023.  The Park will remain open to visitors.
For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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