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Alpine Discovery Days

Alpine National Park


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)

 

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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

    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 Track
    Cobberas Track
    MacFarlanes Flat Track

    Little Cobbler Track closed until further notice

    Little Cobbler Track in Alpine National Park is closed until further notice due to bridge safety concerns.

    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. 

    Aerial shooting operation underway

    Parts of the Alpine National Park  will be closed Monday 19 to Friday 23 April 2021.

    Deer control (ground shooting) - Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains and surrounds)

    Parks Victoria will be continuing its deer control program on and around the Bogong High Plains from early-December 2020 to May 2021.


    The program will be carried out under strict conditions designed to ensure safe, effective, and humane practices are implemented.  A suitably qualified and experienced contractor has been engaged to deliver the work.

    All personnel involved will be working under the supervision of Parks Victoria staff. They will be readily identifiable and will act in accordance with all legal requirements to ensure the safe use of firearms.

    All activities will comply with the requirements set out by the Department of Health and Human Services regarding hygiene and physical distancing to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

    If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963.

    Attachments: Deer Control Area - ANP Bogong High Plains and surrounds (419KB)

  • 1st Beach (Marlo Coastal Reserve)

    Temporary track closures - Alpine National Park (Eastern Alps)

    Temporary track closures - Alpine National Park (Eastern Alps)

    The following tracks in the Alpine National Park (Omeo Management Area) are currently closed to all vehicles while condition assessments and repairs are being undertaken:
     
    Ingeegoodbee Track
    Cobberas Track
    MacFarlanes Flat Track

    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 Sites

    Howitt Road condition

    Howitt Road is currently recommended for All Wheel Drive and Four Wheel Drive vehicles with sufficient clearance. Vehicles travelling on Howitt Road require attention to variations in the surface along the length of road between Arbuckle Junction and Howitt Car Park.

  • Bungalow Spur Walk (Alpine National Park)

    Carparking at Bungalow Spur Walking is now located at Tronah Reserve

    BUNGALOW 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 info@alpineshire.vic.gov.au.

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