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Mount Bogong

Alpine National Park

The highest mountain in Victoria, Mount Bogong is part of a unique Australian alpine environment. Dominating the northern horizon of Alpine National Park, the peak's undulating planes are home to dozens of specialised species, along with abundant opportunities for adventure and some of the most spectacular views in the state.

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

Three friends enjoy a picnic on the grass in front of the historic Wallace Hut.

Historic huts in Alpine National Park

There are nearly 60 huts and hut ruins in the Bogong area of the Alpine National Park. Enjoy a visit to one of these historic huts, but do not use them for accommodation - they are only for emergency refuge.
Two women camp in the Alpine National Park at twilight.

Dispersed camping in Alpine National Park

The Alpine National Park offers some of the most authentic and scenic bush camping opportunities in Victoria.
Two women follow the path through scrub up Mt Bogong with mountain views in the distance.

Hiking in Alpine National Park

Explore some of Australia's best mountain walking around Mount Bogong, including the Staircase, Eskdale Spur and a variety of other day hikes and family walks.

How to get there

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Need to know

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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 Sites

    TRACK CLOSURE: Wild Horse Gap Track, Alpine National Park

    Wild Horse Gap Track is currently closed as a result of poor track condition until further notice. 

    Access to the park is not affected - alternate routes are available that will enable transit through this section of the Alpine National Park. If you require assistance with journey planning as a result of the closure, please contact the local Parks Victoria office for assistance via 13 19 63.

  • Pinnacles Lookout Day Visitor Area

    Pinnacles toilet CLOSED until further notice

    The drop toilet located at the Pinnacles lookout is closed until further notice due to maintenance requirements. The closest alternative toilet is at Horseyard Flat, Alpine National Park. 
    We apologise for any inconvenience. 

  • Moroka Hut and Camping Area

    Moroka River Pedestrian Bridge CLOSED until further notice

    The Moroka River pedestrian bridge is closed until further notice due to being assessed as structurally unsound. 

    Access to Moroka Hut is via the Moroka Range Walking Track (4WD only). 

  • Alpine National Park

    Eastern Alps track closures due to storm and flood damage

    The 4x4 tracks in the Eastern Region are an iconic part of Victoria and an important focal point for many people. With a large number of visits per year, they are very popular for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, mountain biking and four-wheel driving.
    Unfortunately, sometimes we must close infrastructure in the interests of public safety and environmental protection.

    The following tracks have been significantly damaged by storms and floods and are currently closed to motor vehicles to ensure public safety and environmental protection:
    • Cobberas Track
    • Macfarlane Flat Track
    • Ingeegoodbee Track
     The tracks are likely to remain closed to motor vehicles until detailed site assessments have been completed. Assessments and repair works are not expected to be completed until late 2024 / early 2025.
     
    Before visiting, Visitors should always check the Parks Victoria website for the latest information about their destination.

    Mt Pinnibar Track - poor track conditions

    Mt Pinnibar Track, between Walkers Road and Tom Groggin Track, has developed sections of significant and deep track erosion following flood and storm events.
    While the track remains open it is recommended that only experienced drivers in well equipped 4WD vehicles attempt this track in dry conditions.
    All visitors are advised to consider alternate routes to the summit of Mt Pinnibar until repairs can be carried out.

    Road Conditions – Tamboritha and Howitt Roads

    Tamboritha and Howitt 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. Road maintenance works have been completed on sections the Tamboritha and Howitt Roads  in summer 2024, however some road surfaces conditions remain poor. 

    Vehicles travelling on the these roads require attention to variations of the surface condition. 

    Allow more time for your journey and always drive to the conditions.

    Restricted Access at Eastern end of Spring Saddle Track

    The eastern end of Spring Saddle Track has restricted access due to machinery continuing to clear soil as part of the Bogong Village landslip remediation works.  The track is open to pedestrian traffic but not vehicles and no Park visitors will be able to enter the works site at the Eastern end of Spring Saddle Track. There is signage explaining the restrictions at the Spring Saddle Track Fainter Fire Trail intersections. 

    Bogong High Plains Road

    Following the landslide at Bogong Village the Bogong High Plains Road is now open however remediation work will continue into the foreseeable future to rectify the damage created by the landslide. Parks Victoria advises that all visitors check the Regional Roads Victoria and  Victoria's big build website for the latest traffic updates on closures or delays before visiting.
     https://regionalroads.vic.gov.au/map/north-eastern-improvements/bogong-high-plains-road-landslip 
    https://bigbuild.vic.gov.au/projects/mrpv/bogong-high-plains-road-landslip 

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
     
    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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