The Gorge (Alpine National Park)

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The Gorge (Alpine National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No horses

Warnings

  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • 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

Planned Aerial shooting operations - Feathertop area

Parts of this Park will be closed from Monday 7th – Friday 11th March, Monday 28th March – Friday 1st April and Monday 23rd – Friday 27th May 2022.

See attached map for details.

Attachments: ANP_Feathertop aerial shooting Information (744KB)

Planned Aerial shooting operations - Dinner Plain/Dargo High Plains area

Parts of this Park will be closed from Monday 7th – Thursday 10th March, Monday 4th – Friday 8th April and Monday 23rd – Friday 27th May 2022.

See attached map for details. 

Attachments: ANP_Dinner Plain Dargo High Plains aerial shooting informat (490KB)

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.

Early seasonal road closures 2022

The following roads in the Alpine National Park are subject to early seasonal road closures.

From 1 May 2022: Golden Ridge Track (Map 34D), King Spur Track (Map 34D), Long Spur Track (Map 34D), Shepherds Creek Track (Map 34D), and Kelly Lane (Map 34I).

From 7 May 2022: Davies Plain Track (Maps 34F and 34G), and Kings Plain Track (Map 34F).

From 16 May 2022: Bluff Track (Map 34A).

See Map 34A: Alpine National Park (West A), Map 34D: Alpine National Park (Central), Map 34F: Alpine National Park (North East), Map 34G: Alpine National Park (East), and Map 34I: Alpine National Park (South West) for locations of the closures.

Visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

Planned aerial shooting operations - Tom Groggin area

Parts of this park will be closed from Monday 23rd – Friday 27th May 2022.
 
See attached map for details.
 

Track Closure

Mount Wellington and Moroka Range Tracks are closed due to four-wheel drive track maintenance works.

Planned Aerial shooting operations - Bogong High Plains and Foothills area

Parts of this Park will be closed from Monday 23rd – Friday 27th May 2022.
 
See attached map for details.
 

Attachments: Park closure - Bogong High Plains - May 2022 (644KB)

Deer Control (ground shooting) operation underway

Deer control is being undertaken in this park from October 2021 to June 2022. Some localised access restrictions may apply. Find out more about this program

Foothills & Southern Alps 4WD Track Maintenance


Extensive roading maintenance work has commenced across vast areas of the Southern Alps. Works are occurring on various tracks in State Forest and the Alpine National Park north of Licola and will continue while conditions allow. We wish to inform visitors that the four-wheel drive network remains open, but you may encounter delays. Please contact the Heyfield Office for specific local information as machines will be moving throughout the landscape.

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. 

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