Mt Bogong via The Staircase Spur Walking Track (Alpine National Park)

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Mt Bogong via The Staircase Spur Walking Track (Alpine National Park)

The Staircase spur is aptly named, climbing 16km to the summit of Mount Bogong. Once you reach the exposed, treeless (true alpine) plateau the views are 360 and spectacular, but beware at 1,926m you are in a place where you need to come prepared. The trail is steep and arduous, requiring a high level of fitness. Poor weather conditions that include snow, high winds and fog can occurr any time of year.

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Mt Bogong via The Staircase Spur Walking Track (Alpine National Park)

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Mt Bogong via The Staircase Spur Walking Track (Alpine National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No vehicles
  • No bicycles
  • No generators

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Terrain hazards
    • Steep track

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.

Seasonal road closures 2020

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

Tali Karng partial closure

Due to fires in March 2019, many tracks are currently closed in the Tali Karng area. No access is currently available to Tali Karng itself, with only a section of the Wellington River walking track from the Tamboritha Road to the intersection of Chromite Mine vehicle track open. This section of the track was not fire affected, has been assessed by local rangers and is safe for public access

Aerial shooting operation

Parts of this park including Dinner Plain/Dargo High Plains will be closed Monday 26 to Friday 30 October 2020.
This is to ensure safe implementation of an aerial shooting program targeting deer and feral animals, to protect native species impacted by bushfires.
The Australian Alps Walking Track and the Brabralung Trail, from Mt Hotham and Dinner Plain will remain open. The Dargo High Plains Road is closed. Access to Blue Rag Range Track (from 29 October) is from Basalt North Track only.
See attached map for details.

Attachments: Alpine National Park aerial shooting control area Oct 2020 (589KB)

Deer control operation underway

Deer control (ground shooting) is being undertaken in parts of the park, to protect native species impacted by bushfires. This operation poses no risk to visitor safety.

Feral Pig Ground Shooting Underway

Feral pig (ground shooting) is being undertaken in the Alpine National Park during October 2020, to protect native species and communities in the area. This operation poses no risk to visitor safety. 

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