For experienced bushwalkers, take on scenic hikes to the peaks of Mount Stradbroke, Mount Cobberas, Cowombat Flat or Tingaringy Falls, and when you’re done for the day, pitch a tent in the remote Native Dog Flat, Willis or McKillop Bridge Camping Areas.
If you’re not strapped for time, trek the extraordinary 650-kilometre Australian Alps Walking Trail. The walk meanders from Walhalla through Baw Baw and the Alpine National Park, before crossing into New South Wales and concluding its journey in Canberra.
Enjoy a day out on the rapids of the Snowy River for an unforgettable experience. Launch your canoe, kayak or raft from Willis Camping Area or the historic McKillop Bridge. The heritage-listed bridge was built in the 1930s to allow vehicles, and more importantly livestock, safe passage across a spectacular gorge that the Snowy River has carved.
Things to do in the area
Mt Benambra Hut
How to get there
Benambra, Buchan and Bonang
This part of the Alpine National Park adjoins Kosciuszko National Park along its northern boundary and the Snowy River National Park to the south.
The park is between 440 and 500 km north-east of Melbourne. The main access roads are all unsealed, narrow and winding and generally unsuitable for caravans.
The Snowy River Road accesses the Snowy River at Willis on the state border. This road becomes the Barry Way across the border and passes through Kosciuszko National Park en route to Jindabyne.
The Bonang Road from Orbost is an alternative approach - McKillop Road branches from it a few kilometres south of Bonang.
The Limestone-Black Mountain Road crosses the central part of the park and links Benambra to the Snowy River Road. This road is often closed in winter as a result of heavy snowfalls.
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Need to know
Benambra, Buchan and Bonang
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.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Campground closureAs directed by the Chief Health Officer all campsites, camping grounds and caravan parks closed from midnight 25 March 2020.People can continue to live on a closed caravan park or camping ground if it is registered as their primary place of residence or if they are staying in caravan parks as interim accommodation where their primary residence is not available. For further information go to parks.vic.gov.au/COVID19
Alpine National Park
Australian Alps Walking Track - section closed due to bushfire impact
During the summer the Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT) was impacted by fire. Parks Victoria has been working to assess and reinstate the sections of the AAWT impacted by fire. Currently the section from Mount Speculation to the Great Alpine Road, Mount Hotham is closed.Parks Victoria asks all visitors to respect this decision and not enter areas listed as closed. For details visit fire affected parks.
Areas of Alpine National Park closed due to firesAlpine National Park remains closed due to fire activity in the area, with the exception of certain areas. Please check the Fire Affected Parks page for a full list. For a list of State Forest closures, visit the DELWP website. For the latest information on fires, visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au. For the latest information on road closures, visit traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au.