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
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 to go
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.
Alpine National Park
This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events.
This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.
Partial track closure - Besford Track, Alpine NPA 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 eventThis 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
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.
Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer – Ingeegoodbee/Tingaringy areasParts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.24-28 October 202228 November-2 December 20223-7 April 2023See 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 areaParts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.14-17 November 202221-24 November 20228-11 May 202329 May-1 June 20235-8 June 2023See attached map for details.
Attachments: Dinner Plain_Dargo High Plains Aerial shooting information (517KB)
Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer - FeathertopParts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.14-18 November 202221-25 November 20228-12 May 202329 May-2 June 20235-9 June 2023See attached map for details.
Attachments: Feathertop Aerial Shooting Information (603KB)
Bogong High Plains Road closed from Cranky Charlie to Falls CreekParks 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.auThe 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.
Track Closures – Flood and Storm Damage - North East section of Alpine National Park
Bridge closed - Mountain Creek Road - Access to Camp Gap/Eskdale Spur Walking Track (Mt Bogong area)Bridge Closed - Mountain Creek Road (Mt Bogong area)The bridge located on Mountain Creek Road, adjacent to the Mountain Creek Camping Area, Tawonga (at the base of Mt Bogong) will be closed from 5 December to 12 December. Visitors requiring access to Camp Gap/Eskdale Spur Walking Track or Mitta Mitta via Trappers Gap Road are advised to seek an alternative route.The Mountain Creek Camping Area remains open.
Davies Plain Hut & Camping Area (Alpine National Park)
Temporary closure of damaged section - Davies Plain Track, Alpine National ParkA 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).
Attachments: Section closed to vehicles_Davies Plain Track (251KB)
Mt Benambra Summit (Banimboola Creek Natural Catchment Area, Alpine National Park)
Partial closure of Mount Benambra Summit, Upper Murray, Alpine National ParkDuring 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.
Paradise Falls (Alpine National Park)
Wabonga Track ClosureWabonga 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
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Ground shooting operations targeting deerGround shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in this Park from December 2022 to June 2023. The park will remain open for visitors during ground shooting operations.For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.
Ground shooting operations targeting deerGround 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.
Ground shooting operations targeting deerGround 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.Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)Buchan Caves ReserveBurrowa-Pine MountainCape Conran Coastal ParkCabbage Tree Creek Flora ReserveErrinundra National ParkHowitt-Wellington PlainsLake Tyers State ParkMount Baw 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 Park