Bryce Gorge (Alpine National Park, Mount Darling - Snowy Bluff Wilderness Zone)

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Bryce Gorge (Alpine National Park, Mount Darling - Snowy Bluff Wilderness Zone)

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Bryce Gorge (Alpine National Park, Mount Darling - Snowy Bluff Wilderness Zone)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No horses

Warnings

    • None applicable

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Moroka River Pedestrian Bridge Closed (Moroka Hut Walking Track)

The Moroka River Pedestrian Bridge, located on the Moroka Hut Walking Track, is closed. 

Mt Murray Track North closure

Due to track damage and poor track condition resulting in a risk to visitors, environmental damage and further track damage, Mt Murray Track North remains closed.
 
Alternate route is Selwyn Creek Rd-Mt Murray Logging Road.
 
In the interest of visitor safety, this road is closed until further notice until track repairs can be undertaken.

Partial park closures - planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer

Parks Victoria will be conducting aerial shooting operations targeting deer. Partial park closures will be in place during these operations. See below for dates.
 
NOTE: Visitors are advised to check the Change of conditions listing prior to arrival for up to date information and maps. For more information about the program and park closures, please visit this link.
 
Snowy River NP
18-22 March 2024
25-29 March 2024
16-20 September 2024
9-13 December 2024
 
Croajingolong NP
18-22 March 2024
25-29 March 2024
16-20 September 2024
9-13 December 2024
 
Cape Conran CP
16-20 September 2024
9-13 December 2024
 
Alpine National Park – Bogong High Plains, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains and Feathertop
29 April – 3 May 2024
18-22 November 2024
 
Alpine National Park – Eastern Alps, Tom Groggin
11-15 November 2024
 
Mt Buffalo National Park
18-22 November 2024

Davies Plain Track - 2.3 km track section currently closed due to flood damage

A 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 a thoroughfare for vehicles between Tom Groggin and Charlies 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 Charlies Creek Camping Area to the south; and Buckwong Creek Camping Area to the north (near Tom Groggin). 

Eastern Alps track closures due to storm and flood damage

The 4x4 tracks in the Eastern Region are an iconic part of Victoria and an important focal point for many people. With a large number of visits per year, they are very popular for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, mountain biking and four-wheel driving.
Unfortunately, sometimes we must close infrastructure in the interests of public safety and environmental protection.

The following tracks have been significantly damaged by storms and floods and are currently closed to motor vehicles to ensure public safety and environmental protection:
  • Cobberas Track
  • Macfarlane Flat Track
  • Ingeegoodbee Track
 The tracks are likely to remain closed to motor vehicles until detailed site assessments have been completed. Assessments and repair works are not expected to be completed until late 2024 / early 2025.
 
Before visiting, Visitors should always check the Parks Victoria website for the latest information about their destination.

McNamara Hut (Buckety Plain) Camping Area (Bundara-Cobungra Remote and Natural Area, Alpine National Park

A sink hole has appeared on Trap Yard Gap Track between the Bogong High Plains Road and the locked gate 500 m away from McNamara Hut camping ground in the Bundara Buckety Plain area. Trap Yard Gap Track has been closed to vehicles for their own safety and to maintain the integrity of the road. There is flagging/caution tape across the track where it exists the Bogong High Plains Road to highlight that the track should not be driven on. 

McNamara Hut (Buckety Plain) Camping Area (Bundara-Cobungra Remote and Natural Area, Alpine National Park

A sink hole has appeared on Trap Yard Gap Track between the Bogong High Plains Road and the locked gate 500 m away from McNamara Hut camping ground in the Bundara Buckety Plain area. Trap Yard Gap Track has been closed to vehicles for their own safety and to maintain the integrity of the road. There is flagging/caution tape across the track where it exists the Bogong High Plains Road to highlight that the track should not be driven on. 

Temporary Road Closure - Razorback Spur Track, 6 Mile Road and Holloways Log Road

The annual Mitta Car Rally will be occurring on Saturday the 16th of March. This Rally will be traveling trough the State Forest and National Park around Mitta Mitta with rolling road closures as participants pass through the different stages. The event will run from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. The Razorback Spur Track, 6 Mile Road and Holloways Log Road within the Alpine National Park will be closed from 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm to ensure participant  and visitor safety. Alternative routes will need to be used during this period.

Ambyne Settlement Road - Very Poor Condition, Limited Access to Alpine National Park east of the Snowy River

Ambyne Settlement Road passes through private property and links Ambyne Road with Ambyne Track, Amboyne Boundary Track and Blackguard Gully Track.  This road provides one of the few access routes into and out of the Alpine National Park on the eastern side of the Snowy River.

Recent severe storms caused local flash flooding in the Ambyne Valley and have resulted in parts of Ambyne Settlement Road becoming severely damaged with washed out creek crossings in several areas.

Visitors need to be advised that access into and out of the Alpine National Park via Ambyne Settlement Road is currently very difficult and should only be attempted by experienced drivers with high clearance 4WDs and recovery equipment.

There are no alternate, publicly accessible routes nearby which provide access through the private property in the Ambyne Valley.

Attachments: Map - Ambyne Settlement Rd - Very Poor Condition (1,400KB)

Mt Pinnibar Track - poor track conditions

Mt Pinnibar Track, between Walkers Road and Tom Groggin Track, has developed sections of significant and deep track erosion following flood and storm events.
While the track remains open it is recommended that only experienced drivers in well equipped 4WD vehicles attempt this track in dry conditions.
All visitors are advised to consider alternate routes to the summit of Mt Pinnibar until repairs can be carried out.

Bogong High Plains Road

Following the landslide at Bogong Village the Bogong High Plains Road is now open however remediation work will continue into the foreseeable future to rectify the damage created by the landslide. Parks Victoria advises that all visitors check the Regional Roads Victoria and  Victoria's big build website for the latest traffic updates on closures or delays before visiting.
 https://regionalroads.vic.gov.au/map/north-eastern-improvements/bogong-high-plains-road-landslip 
https://bigbuild.vic.gov.au/projects/mrpv/bogong-high-plains-road-landslip 

King Billy Track - Poor Road Condition

Following recent flood and Storm events, large bog holes have formed on king Billy Track. The track remains open for park visitors and is passable with a well equipped Four-Wheel drive vehicle. Parks Victoria staff would advise experienced drivers only to attempt this track in dry conditions.


Repairs are scheduled for early 2024.

Restricted Access at Eastern end of Spring Saddle Track

The eastern end of Spring Saddle Track has restricted access due to machinery continuing to clear soil as part of the Bogong Village landslip remediation works.  The track is open to pedestrian traffic but not vehicles and no Park visitors will be able to enter the works site at the Eastern end of Spring Saddle Track. There is signage explaining the restrictions at the Spring Saddle Track Fainter Fire Trail intersections. 

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Control operations (ground shooting) targeting deer are undertaken in this area.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.
 
For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

Storm Damage to Dry River Walking Track

Dry River Walking Track has been impacted by storm events and is in poor condition and difficult to navigate with horses. Alternative tracks should be considered.

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