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 2020/21:
- Sunday 27 December - Monday 28 December 2020
- Friday 1 January - Sunday 3 January 2021
- Saturday 9 January - Sunday 10 January 2021
- Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 January 2021
- Saturday 23 January - Tuesday 26 January 2021 (Australia Day weekend)
Please note: Park Guides will not be available on Sunday 24 January but will recommence Monday 25 January. We apologise for any inconvenience. For any enquiries please call 13 1963.
- Friday 2 April - Monday 5 April 2021 (Easter weekend)
How to get there
Alpine Discovery Days
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.
Alpine National Park
Little Cobbler Track closed until further noticeLittle Cobbler Track in Alpine National Park is closed until further notice due to bridge safety concerns.
Track closures - Alpine National Park (Eastern Alps)The following tracks in the Alpine NP (Omeo Management Area) are currently closed to all vehicles while condition assessments and repairs are being undertaken:Ingeegoodbee TrackCobberas TrackMacFarlanes Flat Track
Early seasonal road closures 2021
The following roads in the Alpine National Park are subject to early seasonal road closures from 8 May 2021: Golden Ridge Track, Kelly Lane, King Spur Track, Long Spur Track, Shepherds Creek Track, Davies Plain Track, and Kings Plain Track. See Map 35B Alpine National Park (South West), Map 35D Alpine National Park (Central), Map 35F Alpine National Park (North East), and Map 35G Alpine National Park (East) for locations of the closures. Visit the seasonal road closure page for more information.
Road Conditions – Howitt, Tamboritha and Moroka Roads.Howitt, Moroka and Tamboritha 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 the Howitt Road in May 2021. Vehicles travelling on the Howitt, Tamboritha (unsealed section) and Moroka Roads require attention to variations of the surface condition. Allow more time for your journey and always drive to the conditions.
Alpine National ParkThe section of Alpine National Park east of the Snowy River has been impacted by heavy rainfall during the week leading up to the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend. Tracks surfaces are very slippery and trees are likely to be blocked by fallen trees. Tracks which are known to be affected include: Tingaringy Track, Laurie Track and Armstrong Tk. Accessing the track network in this area over the long weekend is not recommended and is likely to cause damage to track surfaces.
1st Beach (Marlo Coastal Reserve)
Temporary track closures - Alpine National Park (Eastern Alps)These tracks are expected to remain closed for an extended period during 2021 while complex assessments are undertaken and options for repairs are evaluated. These tracks will remain closed for the summer and autumn/winter period of 2021. Parks Victoria will notify key stakeholders and update this information when the tracks are reopened.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Seasonal road closures 2021
Some roads in this park are subject to 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. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.
Bungalow Spur Walk (Alpine National Park)
Carparking at Bungalow Spur Walking is now located at Tronah ReserveBUNGALOW SPUR CARPARK | Council has been working with the community, the Tronoh Reserve Committee of Management and Parks Victoria to facilitate suitable, safe parking for visitors to the popular Bungalow Spur Walking Track up Mount Feathertop.This week new signage will be visible to those visiting the walking track:- A series of permanent signs will designate the area immediately opposite the existing trailhead on Feathertop Track as a drop off zone only, designed for motorists to drop off and collect walkers and their equipment.
- A temporary Variable Message Sign will be installed to direct motorists to a new carparking area in the Tronoh Reserve and limit vehicular traffic on Feathertop Track.The scope of the Alpine Better Places Harrietville Detailed Concept Design project includes carparking and trailhead facilities in the Tronoh Reserve, and interested members of the community are encouraged to provide feedback on the draft concept designs during the next community consultation planned in early 2021.For further information, please contact Council on 5755 0555 or email@example.com.