Cleve Cole Hut Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

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Cleve Cole Hut Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

Cleve Cole Hut and the adjacent camping area is a destination point for many hikers on their way to Mt Bogong in both in summer and winter. Located amongst stunted snow gums and grasslands in the Alpine National Park the hut was named after early skier Cleve Cole who died nearby in 1936 on a journey across the Bogong High Plains to Mt Bogong. There is ample camping space around the hut and water in nearby streams. Howman’s Falls is a spectacular side trip. Please help protect sensitive alpine vegetation by using fuel stoves only.

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Cleve Cole Hut Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

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Cleve Cole Hut Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No bicycles
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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)

Howitt Road conditions

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

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