The trail is divided over three legs as follows:
Day 1: Falls Creek to Cope Hut, 14km
Day 2: Cope Hut to Dibbins Hut, 14km
Day 3: Dibbins Hut to Mt Hotham, 9km
Day 1 highlights include lookouts at Heathy Spur, historic Wallace Hut and Cope Hut - and swathes of pink, gold and white wildflowers in spring and summer. On Day 2, there are stunning panoramas from Pole 333 and unforgettable views of Mount Feathertop, Victoria's second-highest mountain. Day 3 highlights include abandoned Quintet Mine, charming Derricks Hut - and of course a well-deserved coffee and cake at Mt Hotham!
How to get there
Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing
Falls to Hotham is a point-to-point walk, so you’ll need transport to the start and a way to get home at the end. The drive between trailheads takes approximately two-and-a-half hours.
Using two vehicles in a car shuffle is a popular option. Drive in convoy to the end of the walk, drop off one vehicle, then return to the start of the walk in the other vehicle. Vehicles can be left at the Heathy Spur or Mt Loch car parks at either end.
Alternatively, you could use the shuttle bus. Falls Creek will provide a bus service for hikers during the peak summer period. Contact the resort for details and to make a booking. Phone (03) 5758 1202. Website fallscreek.com.au
If you’re staying at Falls Creek, Mt Hotham or Dinner Plain before your walk, some accommodation providers can offer transport or assist with a car shuffle.
One of Victoria's icon walks, the 37km Falls-Hotham Alpine Crossing is a 3 day / 2 night walk through the Alpine National Park, linking the resort villages of Falls Creek and Mt Hotham.
Winding its way along alpine ridges through snow gum woodlands and snow grass plains, over rocky summits and past historic huts, this 3 day hike offers an achievable and rewarding hiking challenge with spectacular views every step of the way.
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Need to know
Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing
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.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Brocks Road - Road worksRoad works will be occurring on Brocks Road between 7 Mile Camping area and 8 Mile Gap from 2 - 13 December 2019. There are a number of culverts that will be replaced as part of the Reducing Bush fire Risk program and will be require the road to be shut on Wednesday 4 December and Wednesday 11 December 2019. Traffic management will be place and signs advising of the road works and closures as well.
Brocks Road closure for works
Brocks Road will be closed between Howqua Track and 8 Mile Gap from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Wednesday 4 December and Wednesday 11 December for works.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Kelly Lane reopening following seasonal closureKelly Lane will reopen effective Thursday 21st November following an assessment of track condition. The bridge accessing the track from Thomastown (across Shaw Creek) is temporarily closed in the interest of public safety. Access to all Kelly Lane visitor sites can still be obtained from the Howitt Road entrance, or via Scrubby Hill track (4WD only). Thomastown Camping Area remains open.
Alpine National Park
Shannonvale and Kelly's Track Area, Bogong High Plains
Tracks Closed in the Shannonvale area, due to fire:
- Track 107 (east of Kelly's Hut to the Big River)
- Kelly's Track (from the Langfords East Aqueduct intersection east to Fitzgeralds Rd)
- Lanes Track
Attachments: Maps of Closed areas_Shannonvale_5Dec2019 (1,457KB)
Mt Bogong AccessMt Bogong Access (as of 5 December to 13 December)Open:Staircase Spur Walking TrackQuartz Ridge Walking TrackDuane Spur Walking TrackT-Spur Walking TrackMichell HutCleve Cole HutClosed:Eskdale Spur Walking Track (from Camp Gap to Michell Hut)Granite Flat Walking TrackMountain Creek Road (from Staircase Spur Walking Track to Camp Gap)Long Spur Walking Track - AAWT (from Bossaea Hill east to Mt Wills)
Attachments: Maps of closed and open areas - Mt Bogong - 5 Dec 2019 (1,589KB)