At 1986m, Mount Bogong offers a high-altitude playground for outdoor adventurers, wildlife spotters and nature enthusiasts. In summer, the mountain serves as a cool, refreshing getaway on hot days, and has beautiful displays of alpine wildflowers. In winter, experienced skiers can enjoy backcountry skiing in a snowy wonderland.
For experienced hikers keen to tackle Victoria's highest peak, you can take your pick of three routes to the summit: the Granite Flat Walking Track, the Staircase Spur, and the Eskdale Spur Walking Track.
Granite Flat Walking Track is the shortest route to the summit of Mount Bogong. You'll need a four-wheel drive to access the trailhead, which starts at the end of the Granite Flat Vehicle track. The walk is steep and rocky, and can be hazardous when the weather is poor.
The Staircase Spur is aptly named, climbing 16km to the summit of Mount Bogong. Once you reach the exposed, true alpine treeless plateau the views are 360 degrees and spectacular. Be prepared for a steep, arduous hike that requires a high level of fitness.
Eskdale Spur Walking Track is a popular and challenging route to the summit of Mt Bogong. It is a steep, rocky, exposed climb with little shade as you get higher. This means the views are incredible 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 halfway up that supplies untreated water and may at times be dry.
For all of these hikes, be prepared for snow, high winds and fog - always carry suitable clothing including a waterproof layer, and check the forecast before leaving.
Things To Do
Historic huts in Alpine National Park
Dispersed camping in Alpine National Park
Hiking in Alpine National Park
How to get there
Need to know
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.
Alpine back country winter safety
Safe backcountry travel in Victorian Alpine areas during winter requires training and experience. You control your risk by choosing how, when and where you travel, and the activities you participate in.
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
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.
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 is closed due to landslipBogong High Plains Road is closed due to landslip - there is no access to Falls Creek Village and Bogong High Plains trailheads. This should be considered if you planning to walk from other areas of the park and your walk finishes in Falls Creek or the trailheads nearby. There is no access to the Bogong High Plains from Mt. Beauty. The landslide is situated above Bogong Village and is moving slowly due to unprecedented rain. It is estimated that this road will be closed until at least February. Guests with reservations for the horse yards across the High Plains can still access the High Plains via Omeo Highway.
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.
Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer - Mount Bogong & Bogong High PlainsParts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.8-12 May 202329 May-2 June 20235-9 June 2023Further details and maps will be provided in the month prior to operations commencing.
Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer – Tom Groggin/Mt Pinnibar areaParts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
27 February – 3 March 20233 – 6 April 2023
See attached map for details.
Attachments: Tom Groggin aerial shooting information (398KB)
Mt Selwyn Road closureMount Selwyn Road is closed between the intersections Five Ways and Canyon Road between 8th March 2023 to 21st April 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 Diving 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.
In the interest of visitor safety, this road is closed between 8th March 2023 to 21st April 2023.
Attachments: Mt selwyn Rd closure (1,127KB)
Road ClosuresAlpine National Park, Tempory Track Closures.Due to recent rain and fresh roadworks sections of Bluff track, Brocks Road and King Billy Track will be closed temporarily.Tracks locations that will be affected are:Brocks Rd - Entry Sign to Alpine National Park to king Billies IntersectionKing Billies Track - Bluff Track intersection to King Billy CreekBluff Track - Lovick's Hut to King Billies intersectionWe expect all tracks to be open by Tuesday 04th April 2023The Australian Alpine Walking Track remains open.
- Cobberas Track
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)
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Ground shooting operations targeting deerGround shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these areas from December 2022 to December 2023. These parks 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 ParkCabbage Tree Creek Flora ReserveErrinundra National ParkLake Tyers State ParkBaw Baw National ParkMount Buffalo National ParkMount Mitta Mitta (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.