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.

Temporary closure of damaged section - Davies Plain Track, Alpine National Park

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

Attachments: Section closed to vehicles_Davies Plain Track (251KB)

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 

Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer – Ingeegoodbee/Tingaringy areas

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

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

Planned Aerial shooting operations targeting deer - Dinner Plain Dargo High Plains area

Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
 
14-17 November 2022
21-24 November 2022
8-11 May 2023
29 May-1 June 2023
5-8 June 2023
 
See attached map for details. 

Attachments: Dinner Plain_Dargo High Plains Aerial shooting information (517KB)

Planned aerial shooting operations targeting deer - Feathertop

Parts of the Park will be closed during these dates while aerial shooting operations targeting deer are undertaken.
 
14-18 November 2022
21-25 November 2022
8-12 May 2023
29 May-2 June 2023
5-9 June 2023
 
See attached map for details. 

Attachments: Feathertop Aerial Shooting Information (603KB)

Mt Pinnibar Track - deteriorated condition

Mt Pinnibar Track between Walkers Road and Tom Groggin Track has deteriorated significantly following recent storm and flood events.
Visitors are advised to consider alternate routes until repairs can be carried out.

Mt Beauty Area - Mountain Creek Track closed

Mountain Creek Track (near Mt Bogong) is closed to all vehicles due to significant storm and flood activity.  
The Mountain Creek Camping Area remains open and access to Mt Bogong via Staricase Spur Walking Track remains open for walkers.

Bright / Myrtleford Area - Track Closures

The following tracks have been impacted by significant storm and flood events and are currently clsoed:
Mt Selwyn Road (between 5 ways and Canyon Track)
Mt Murray North Track

Bogong High Plains Road is closed due to landslip

Bogong High Plains Road is closed due to landslip - there is no access to Falls Creek Village and Bogong High Plains trailheads. This should be considered if you planning to walk from other areas of the park and your walk finishes in Falls Creek or the trailheads nearby. There is no access to the Bogong High Plains from Mt. Beauty. The landslide is situated above Bogong Village and is moving slowly due to unprecedented rain. It is estimated that this road will be closed until at least February. Guests with reservations for the horse yards across the High Plains can still access the High Plains via Omeo Highway.

Track closures due to flood impact

The following tracks are closed due to impact by storms and flood. Crews will assess and reopen when safe:The following tracks are closed due to impact by storms and flood. Crews will assess and reopen when safe:
  • Cobberas Track
  • Ingeegoodbee Track
  • Little Cobbler Track
  • McFarlines Flat Track

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in this Park from December 2022 to June 2023.  The park will remain open for visitors during ground shooting operations.
 
For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

Ground shooting operations targeting deer

Ground shooting operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks from December 2022 to June 2023.
 
Some access restrictions may apply. Please observe local signage.

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