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.

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Omeo and Mitta Mitta

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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.

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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.

  • Tali Karng (Alpine National Park)

    Tali Karng partial closure

    Due to fires in March 2019, many tracks are currently closed in the Tali Karng area. No access is currently available to Tali Karng itself, with only a section of the Wellington River walking track from the Tamboritha Road to the intersection of Chromite Mine vehicle track open. This section of the track was not fire affected, has been assessed by local rangers and is safe for public access

  • Alpine National Park

    Areas of Alpine National Park closed due to 2019/2020 fires

    Some tracks and areas in the Alpine National Park remain closed due to fire damage during the 2019/2020 bushfires. Please check the Fire affected parks  page for a full list of closures. 

    Herne Spur and Wombat Range seasonal gates inaccessible for reopening due to river heights

    Due to the significant rainfall that has affected parts of the Alpine National Park in the Southern Alps, the seasonal road closure gates on Herne Spur and Wombat Range tracks leading into the Wonnangatta Valley have been unsafe to access due to river heights, and remain closed. Access to the Wonnangatta Valley will only be from Zeka Spur track or the north east approach. Herne Spur and Wombat Range track gates will be reopened as soon as it is safe to access these areas and when river heights drop.

    Deer control operation underway

    Deer control (ground shooting) is being undertaken in parts of the park, to protect native species impacted by bushfires. This operation poses no risk to visitor safety.

    Blue Rag Range gate access via south Basalt only

    Due to the extended seasonal closure of the Dargo High Plains Road managed by the Alpine Shire, the only access to Blue Rag Range track is via South  Basalt track. For further information about the  Dargo High Plains Road please speak to the Alpine Shire  (https://www.alpineshire.vic.gov.au/council/contact-usPhone: 03 5755 0555Email: info@alpineshire.vic.gov.au)

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Extended seasonal road closures 2020

    Some roads in this park are subject to extended seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the extended closures and visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

  • Mount Tingaringy (Alpine National Park)

    Feral Pig Ground Shooting Underway

    Feral pig (ground shooting) is being undertaken in the Alpine National Park during October 2020, to protect native species and communities in the area. This operation poses no risk to visitor safety. 

 
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