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
Dispersed camping in Alpine National Park
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.
When you're there
Download the Benambra, Buchan and Boang visitor guide for more information about the park and the plethora of experiences to be had within its borders.
When to go
Need to know
Benambra, Buchan and Bonang
Visiting a park can be more of a challenge for people with disabilities, however in Victoria there are a wide range of facilities to help people of all abilities enjoy our wonderful parks around the state.
Assistance dogs are welcome in Parks Victoria parks and reserves. Entry requirements apply for parks and reserves that are usually dog prohibited, such as national parks.
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.
Alpine National Park
Track closures due to flood impactThe following tracks are closed due to impact by storms and flood. Crews will assess and reopen when safe:The following tracks are closed due to impact by storms and flood. Crews will assess and reopen when safe:
- Cobberas Track
- Ingeegoodbee Track
- Little Cobbler Track
Mt Pinnibar Track - deteriorated conditionMt Pinnibar Track between Walkers Road and Tom Groggin Track has deteriorated significantly following recent storm and flood events.Visitors are advised to consider alternate routes until repairs can be carried out.
Early seasonal road closures 2023
Early seasonal road closures apply to areas within and tracks bordering the Alpine National Park from 1 May 2023. See MapshareVic for locations of the closures. Visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.
Alpine National Park- Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deerParts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
Areas include Mt Bogong, Bogong High Plains, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains and Feathertop.
29 May-2 June 2023
5-9 June 2023
See attached map for more details.
Attachments: Alpine NP Aerial Shooting Information (685KB)
Road Conditions – Howitt, Tamboritha and Moroka Roads.Howitt, Moroka and Tamboritha Roads in the Foothills and Southern Alps area of the Alpine National Park are currently recommended for all wheel drive and four wheel drive vehicles with sufficient clearance and appropriate tyres as move into the cooler months. Road maintenance works have been completed on sections the Howitt and Moroka Roads in summer 2023. Vehicles travelling on the Howitt, Tamboritha (unsealed section) and Moroka Roads require attention to variations of the surface condition. Allow more time for your journey and always drive to the conditions.
- Cobberas Track
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Mt Selwyn Road closureMount Selwyn Road is closed between the intersections of Five Ways and Canyo Road between May 2023 till approximately December 2023 due to significant road works being undertaken on this section of road.Alternate routes are Dingo Creek Tk - Great Diving Range Tk - Mt Selwyn Rd, Selwyn Creek Rd - Great Driving Range Tk - Mt Selwyn Rd or Selwyn Creek Rd - Tea Tree Range Rd - Mt Selwyn Rd or Walshs Tk - East Buffalo Rd - West Humffray Rd - Selwyn Tk. - Please check seasonal road closures prior to departure as these might affect your vogue.In the interest of visitor safety this road is closed between May 2023 till approximately December 2023.
Davies Plain Hut & Camping Area (Alpine National Park)
Early seasonal closure for Davies Plain Track and Kings Plain Track, Alpine National ParkKings Plain Track and Davies Plain Track between Buckwong Creek Camping Area (at Tom Groggin) and Charlies Creek Camping Area are seasonally closed to all vehicles from 1 May to 30 November inclusive. Sections of Davies Plain Track north of Buckwong Creek Camping Area (at Tom Groggin) and south of Charlies Creek Camping Area are seasonally closed to vehicles between the 2nd Thursday in June and the Thursday before Melbourne Cup day.
Attachments: Davies Plain Track seasonal closure section_1 May - 30 Nov (258KB)
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Ground shooting operations targeting deerGround control operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks and Reserves from December 2022 to December 2023. These areas will remain open to visitors during operations.Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)Buchan Caves ReserveBurrowa-Pine MountainCape Conran Coastal ParkCape Liptrap Coastal ParkCabbage Tree Creek Flora ReserveErrinundra National ParkLake Tyers State ParkLakes National ParkBaw Baw National ParkMount Buffalo National ParkMount Mittamatite Regional ParkMount Mitta Mitta Flora ReserveMount Lawson State ParkMount Granya State ParkMountain Creek Education AreaPheasant Creek Flora ReserveWabba Wilderness ParkWilsons Promontory National ParkFor more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.