Federation Hut (Alpine National Park)

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Federation Hut (Alpine National Park)

A true alpine camping experience and the perfect base for ascending Mt Feathertop. The Federation Hut camping area has sites dispersed amongst the Snow Gums and can be accessed from Harrietville via the Bungalow Spur and The Razorback ridge from Mt Hotham. Link the Bon Accord Spur and Razorback and Bungalow Spurs for a multi-day alpine walking experience. The hut provides campers and day visitors with shelter and refuge in emergencies only. Always carry a tent to ensure your safety. A toilet is provided and there is a small water tank at the hut with untreated water. Fires are only permitted in the hut within the fireplace provided and otherwise it is a fuel stove only area.

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Federation Hut (Alpine National Park)

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Federation Hut (Alpine National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Steep track
    • Not yet assessed
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

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.

Partial track closure - Besford Track, Alpine NP

A severely water damaged section of Besford Track, within the Alpine National Park north of Benambra, is closed to all vehicles. There is no through access for vehicles on Besford Track between the Benambra-Corryong Road and Deep Creek Track.

Seasonal road closures 2022

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

Wabonga Track Closure

Wabonga Track in the Alpine National Park is currently closed between Paradise Falls Road and MacMillans Tracks.

A large spring has opened up in the middle of the road creating a sink hole that presents a hazard to entering vehicles.

The track will remain closed until conditions allow for road repairs. The track is expected to open in January 2023 

Mt Selwyn Road partial closure

A partial closure of the Mount Selwyn Road exists between the Mount Selwyn 5 Ways (its intersection with Walsh's Track and the Buffalo Range Track) and the Canyon Road intersection.  This section of track has become severely degraded due to the wet conditions and presents a risk visitor safety, water quality and further damage to the track surface.  Selwyn Creek Road is the preferred alternative for travelling between the Buckland Valley and Tea Tree Range

Planned aerial shooting operations – Tom Groggin/Mt Pinnibar area

Parts of this Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations are undertaken.
 
14-18 November 2022
21-24 November 2022
8-12 May 2023
29 May-2 June 2023
5-9 June 2023
 
See attached map for details. 

Attachments: Alpine National Park_Tom Groggin Aerial shooting info sign (396KB)

Planned aerial shooting operations – Ingeegoodbee/Tingaringy areas

Parts of this Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations are undertaken.
 
24-28 October 2022
28 November-2 December 2022
3-7 April 2023
 
See attached map for details. 

Attachments: Alpine National Park_Ingeegoodbee Tingaringy aerial shooting information (449KB)

Vehicle access to Frys Flat Horse Yards

The Howqua Hills Track between Sheepyard Flat South and Frys Flat currently requires 4WD capability and may not be suitable for the use of floats and trailers to transport horses into this area.  It is recommended that visitors inspect the track prior to crossing to ensure that they are comfortable with the condition of the track and have the ability to cross safely. 

Parks Victoria are currently negotiating various approvals and permits required to undertake the necessary repair and maintenance to restore this section of track. 

If you still wish to book and camp at Fry’s Flat with your horse, there are alternate methods of accessing the area.  You can:

  • Walk/ride horses in from Howqua Hills track (100-200m)
  • Walk/ride horse in from Martin/Fern or Spring street (across the river)

Alternative camping areas with vehicle-accessible horse yards available for booking nearby are also found at: 

  • Tunnel Bend, Howqua Hills Historic Area (up to 10 horses, dogs permitted).
  • 7-mile Flat, Alpine National Park (up to 20 horses, no dogs permitted)
  • King River Hut, Alpine National Park (up to 20 horses, no dogs permitted)
  • Lovicks Hut (up to 20 horses, no dogs permitted) 

For further information, please contact the Mansfield office on 03 5733 1200 and ask to speak to one of the PV Rangers. 

Planned deer control operations - Eastern Region

Planned deer control operations - Eastern Region
 
Deer control operations (ground and aerial) will be carried out across the following parks and reserves between October 2022 and June 2023. 
 
  • Alpine National Park
    • Mount Bogong & Bogong High Plains
    • Dinner Plain/Dargo High Plains
    • Feathertop
    • Foothills and Southern Alps
    • Ingeegoodbee/Tingaringy
  • Buchan Caves Reserve
  • Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
  • Cape Conran Coastal Park
  • Coopracambra NP
  • Croajingolong NP
  • Errinundra NP
  • Lake Tyers State Park
  • Baw Baw NP
  • Mount Buffalo NP
  • Snowy River NP
  • Upper Murray - Wabba Wilderness, Burrowa Pine NP, Mt Mittamitite
  • Wilsons Prom NP
 
More information on temporary park closures for aerial shooting operations will be provided in the coming weeks
 
 For more information on deer control to protect native species visit parks.vic.gov.au.

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