Mt Bogong via Eskdale Spur Walking Track (Bogong Remote and Natural Area, Alpine National Park, UNKNOWN)

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Mt Bogong via Eskdale Spur Walking Track (Bogong Remote and Natural Area, Alpine National Park, UNKNOWN)

Eskdale Spur Walking Track is a popular and challenging route to the summit of Mt Bogong. It is a steep rocky and exposed climb with little shade as you get higher. This means the views are spectacular from the walk and on the summit but be careful to protect yourself during summer from the sun and in winter from snow and high winds. Carry sufficient water for your needs as there is only a small water tank at Michelle Hut approximately half way up that supplies untreated water and may at times be dry.

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Mt Bogong via Eskdale Spur Walking Track (Bogong Remote and Natural Area, Alpine National Park, UNKNOWN)

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Mt Bogong via Eskdale Spur Walking Track (Bogong Remote and Natural Area, Alpine National Park, UNKNOWN)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No firearms allowed
  • No drones without a permit
  • No generators
  • No bicycles
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • Steep track
    • Uneven ground
  • 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.

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.

Seasonal road closures 2022

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

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. 

McKillops Bridge Closed for Repairs

VicRoads is undertaking repairs to McKillops Bridge on McKillops Rd (C611) and the bridge will be closed to all traffic from 7:00AM to 5:00PM Monday to Friday until the 30th of August.  Please contact VicRoads for more detailed information.  

All Parks Victoria visitor sites in the area remain open, however this closure will prevent access between the MacKillops Bridge Camping Area and the MacKillops Bridge Day Use and Canoe Launch Area.

Due to this closure, vehicle access between Wulgulmerang and Bonang during daylight hours will only be possible by detouring through Orbost and this will add several hours of travel time to this journey.

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