Omeo and Mitta Mitta

Omeo and Mitta Mitta

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Omeo and Mitta Mitta

Alpine National Park

The Mitta Mitta River carves its way through the heart of the Alpine National Park. Its lower reaches stretch from Lake Dartmouth to Anglers Rest where it splits into the Cobungra and Big Rivers. Among ample fishing, camping and four-wheel drive opportunities, the rich gold mining history of Omeo and Mount Wills Historic Area provides plenty of excitement.
Surrounded by national park and nestled in the beautiful Mitta Mitta Valley, Lake Dartmouth is a favourite of anglers and water sport enthusiasts. Brown and Rainbow Trout are plentiful, while Victoria’s largest population of Macquarie Perch can be found here. Just down from the dam wall, at Six Mile Creek, boat launching facilities provide access to the lake and the remote campgrounds located around the lake.

Step out on the epic Australian Alps Walking Track as it cuts through this section of the national park before crossing the Mitta Mitta River and making its way east towards Mount Bogong. Swap challenging hikes for something a little shorter and climb to the granite-strewn summit of Mount Wills, where you can take in unforgettable views over the Mitta Mitta Valley. Or enjoy 360-degree vistas of the Australian Alps from the Mt Benambra Fire Tower or the summit of Mt Pinnibar.

The epic Davies Plain Drive ventures through some of Victoria’s most isolated and scenic landscapes. Accessible via Omeo or Corryong, the multi-day four-wheel drive journey takes in the commanding peaks of Mount Anderson and Mount Pinnibar, the historic Davies Plain Hut and Tom Groggin Station. Take in the beauty of the Snowy Mountains and the landscape that inspired Banjo Paterson’s iconic poem, The Man From Snowy River.

In addition to legendary cattlemen huts, this region is rich with gold mining history. The remote and mountainous town of Omeo struck gold in the mid-1800s. And although less successful than the discoveries through Victoria’s central goldfields, Omeo survived through the years and serves as a reminder of Gippsland’s main goldrushes. Other gold mining towns, such as Boggy Creek, Bingo and Jericho faltered and become ghost towns. Their footprints, along with relics, can be found littered throughout the region.

Things To Do

 
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.
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.

Walking

Whether you’re after a gentle stroll or something long-distance, there are walking trails to suit all levels of fitness and ability.

How to get there

Omeo and Mitta Mitta

Facilities

Carpark
Toilets

When to go

The best time to explore the Alpine National Park on foot or four-wheel drive 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 exploring conditions. While the occasional sunny day can see daytime temperatures rise above 30°C, the nights are still cool.

Need to know

Omeo and Mitta Mitta

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.

  • Davies Plain Hut & Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

    Temporary closure of damaged section - Davies Plain Track, Alpine National Park

    A 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)

  • Alpine National Park

    Partial track closure - Besford Track, Alpine NP

    A 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 areas

    Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
     
    24-28 October 2022
    28 November-2 December 2022
    3-7 April 2023
     
    See 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 area

    Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
     
    14-17 November 2022
    21-24 November 2022
    8-11 May 2023
    29 May-1 June 2023
    5-8 June 2023
     
    See attached map for details. 

    Attachments: Dinner Plain_Dargo High Plains Aerial shooting information (517KB)

    Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer - Feathertop

    Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
     
    14-18 November 2022
    21-25 November 2022
    8-12 May 2023
    29 May-2 June 2023
    5-9 June 2023
     
    See attached map for details. 

    Attachments: Feathertop Aerial Shooting Information (603KB)

    Mt Pinnibar Track - deteriorated condition

    Mt 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.

    Bogong High Plains Road is closed due to landslip

    Bogong 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 impact

    The 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
    • McFarlines Flat Track

    Restricted Access to Mount Benambra Lookout

    Maintences work will be occurring on the communication tower at Mount Benambra from the 13th of February through to the 24th of February. During this time the Lookout at the summit of Mount Benambra will have limited access. The area will be signed with instructions however visitor will be expected to park below the summit at a turnaround location and may have to wait on site to climb the steps to the lookout point.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Ground 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 deer

    Ground 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 Reserve
    Burrowa-Pine Mountain
    Cape Conran Coastal Park
    Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
    Errinundra National Park
    Howitt-Wellington Plains
    Lake Tyers State Park
    Mount Baw Baw National Park
    Mount Buffalo National Park
    Mount Mittamatite Regional Park
    Mount Mitta Mitta Flora Reserve
    Mount Lawson State Park
    Mount Granya State Park
    Mountain Creek Education Area
    Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve
    Wabba Wilderness Park
    Wilsons Promontory National Park

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Mitta River Camp Grounds - Maintenance works- Big River, Jokers Flat and Anglers Rest Camp Grounds

    Parks Victoria Staff and contractors will be commencing works on Monday 13th February with works concluding on Thursday 16th February.

    Working being undertaken are;
    1. Reforming and Resheeting sections of campground access tracks
    2. Vegetation management
    3. Tree management - Arborist

    Sites will not be closed to the public, traffic and public safety systems will be in place.

    Potential impact to campers are;
    1. Increased noise due to machinery 
    2. slight delays to access and egress 

    These works are important in keeping the landscape open, safe and clean.

 
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