The Alpine National Park Discovery Days are located at the historically significant Wallaces and Cope Hut precinct on the magnificent Bogong High Plains.
We have trained and knowledgeable local volunteers ready and waiting to answer your questions and tell you about this beautiful place – no booking required!
Do you know…
- How many huts are scattered across the Alpine National Park?
- How Wallace’s Hut got its name?
- Why Cope Hut was called "The Menzies of the High Plains" in the 1920’s?
Learn the answer to these questions and much more from our Volunteer Park Guides.
Volunteer Park Guides will be at the site to share with you their knowledge of this beautiful region, the historical significance of the Alpine huts, and the stunning natural ecosystem surrounding them.
Park Guides are at Wallace’s Hut between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on selected days during the Summer school holidays and over the Easter long weekend. Drop by at any point and our volunteers will be available for a chat.
Dates for 2022:
- Friday, 15 April
- Saturday, 16 April
- Sunday, 17 April
How to get there
Alpine Discovery Days
Need to know
Alpine Discovery Days
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)
- 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.