Don’t be put off by the myth that mountain biking is only for the daring. Falls Creek has over 40km of world-class gravity trails nestled high on the alpine plains. Accessible to the newest of mountain-bikers, pick from easy cruises to fun-flowing descents and all-mountain trails. Swap the mountain bike for a sturdy road bike and pedal through the stunning Tawonga Gap and to towering heights on the climb to the peaks of Mount Beauty or Falls Creek.
Be both challenged and rewarded over the three-day Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing. The 37km trail treks over high alpine ridgelines and plains, through river valleys, wetlands thriving with birdlife and panorama-prone landscapes. Sleep out under the stars and discover the remnants of the regions rich cattleman history.
Conquer Victoria’s highest peak, Mount Bogong. Standing 1,986m tall, the long journey to the top tests even the most experienced of hikers. Climb through tall Peppermint and stunted Snow Gum forest before emerging on top of the world. Take in the uninterrupted views across the Alps, before descending back to base.
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Mount Beauty and Bogong High Plains
When to go
The best time to explore the Alpine National Park on foot is between November and April. The mild summer temperatures found in the high altitudes of the Alpine National Park are the perfect retreat from its lower-lying counterparts and make for perfect hiking conditions. While the occasional sunny day can see daytime temperatures rise above 30°C, the nights are still cool.
The rivers in the Alps flow rich and fly-fishing on the Ovens River is at its best in early-January. Trout are plentiful and the added bonus of the beautiful river valley is sure to impress too!
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Mount Beauty and Bogong High Plains
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
Park closures due to COVID19Ahead of the Easter long weekend, Parks Victoria has closed additional high-visitation parks to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This Easter the message is clear. Stay home. Protect our health system. Save Lives. This park will be closed from midnight on 8 April 2020 until further notice to protect the health of staff and volunteers. For further information please go to www.parks.vic.gov.au/COVID19
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.