McNamara Hut (Buckety Plain) Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

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McNamara Hut (Buckety Plain) Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

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McNamara Hut (Buckety Plain) Camping Area (Alpine National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

Warnings

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 until further notice

The Moroka River pedestrian bridge is closed until further notice due to being assessed as structurally unsound. 

Access to Moroka Hut is via the Moroka Range Walking Track (4WD only). 

Pinnacles toilet CLOSED until further notice

The drop toilet located at the Pinnacles lookout is closed until further notice due to maintenance requirements. The closest alternative toilet is at Horseyard Flat, Alpine National Park. 
We apologise for any inconvenience. 

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.

TRACK CLOSURE: Wild Horse Gap Track, Alpine National Park

Wild Horse Gap Track is currently closed as a result of poor track condition until further notice. 

Access to the park is not affected - alternate routes are available that will enable transit through this section of the Alpine National Park. If you require assistance with journey planning as a result of the closure, please contact the local Parks Victoria office for assistance via 13 19 63.

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. 

Road Conditions – Tamboritha and Howitt Roads

Tamboritha and Howitt Roads in the Foothills and Southern Alps area of the Alpine National Park are currently recommended for all wheel drive and four wheel drive vehicles with sufficient clearance and appropriate tyres. Road maintenance works have been completed on sections the Tamboritha and Howitt Roads  in summer 2024, however some road surfaces conditions remain poor. 

Vehicles travelling on the these roads require attention to variations of the surface condition. 

Allow more time for your journey and always drive to the conditions.

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.

Ground shooting operations targeting Feral Pigs Eastern Alps from 15 April 2024.

Ground operations (ground shooting) targeting Feral Pigs are undertaken across the Eastern Alps, and include areas to the west and north of Suggan Buggan, west of Wulgulmerang, and east of Cobberas and Brumby.  The Park will remain open to visitors during operations.

This work is to be carried out dusk to dawn from:
* 15 to 26 April, and
* 29 May to 15 June 2024.

Attachments: Flyer for feral pig control FINAL (165KB)

Water tank at Federation Hut is currently empty.

The water tank at Federation Hut is currently empty and will not be replenished until significant rainfalls.
 
The nearby springs have also slowed up, so walkers should consider taking their own water with them and not be fully reliant on those springs in case they do stop flowing.

Road maintenance - Tamboritha Road

Road maintenance is currently underway on Tamboritha Road in the Foothills & Southern Alps area of the Alpine National Park.  There will be an increase in Truck movements and equipment operating along Tamboritha Road between Bennison Gravel Pit and Arbuckle Junction. 

Please be aware traffic management is in place with possible delays. Always adhere to signs and please drive carefully and to the conditions.

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 

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