Historic huts in Alpine National Park


Historic huts in Alpine National Park

Alpine National Park

Things to do in the area

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.

How to get there

Historic huts in Alpine National Park

Walking is one of the best ways to discover the variety and beauty of the alpine environment. The day walks described in this leaflet are just a selection from many possibilities. The  walking season lasts from early November until late May as the area is usually snow covered during winter and early spring. Park cars on the roadside and not on the native snow grasses, which are easily damaged. 

Need to know

Historic huts in Alpine National Park

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 works

    Road 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 closure

    Kelly 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 Access

    Mt Bogong Access (as of 5 December to 13 December)
    Staircase Spur Walking Track
    Quartz Ridge Walking Track
    Duane Spur Walking Track
    T-Spur Walking Track
    Michell Hut
    Cleve Cole Hut

    Eskdale Spur Walking Track (from Camp Gap to Michell Hut)
    Granite Flat Walking Track
    Mountain 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)

    Parts of the Alpine National Park and State Forest in the Tea Tree Range, Barry Mountains and Upper Buckland Valleys are closed

    Parts of the Alpine National Park and State Forest in the Tea Tree Range, Barry Mountains and Upper Buckland Valleys are closed due to fire activity including:
    ·         Mt Selwyn and the Barry Mountains – parts of area are closed.
    ·         Tea Tree Range area – parts of area are closed.
    ·         Wonnangatta Valley remains open, however northern access routes are closed via the Upper Buckland. Access to Wonnangatta Valley is open from the west and from the south via Dargo and Licola and from the North through the Upper Buffalo Valley.
    ·         Upper Buckland Valley – restricted access south of Beverages Station - Parts of Mt Selwyn Road are closed, closed from intersection of Great Dividing Range Track and Tea Tree Range Road at Galbraith Saddle. Parts of Selwyn Creek Road are closed, closed South from the intersection of Twins Jeep Track to the intersection of Katies Track. Parts of Tea Tree Range Road are closed, closed from the intersection of Selwyn Ck Road to Mt Selwyn Road.
    ·         Mt Cobbler and Lake Cobbler Camping area are now open with access via Lake Cobbler Road. Cobbler Lake Track remains closed from the intersection with Abbeyards Road to the intersection with Lake Cobbler Road. 

    Attachments: 20191205_Ovens_Complex_Road__Closure_6Dec2019_A3P_ (2,203KB)

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