The Razorback Walk (Alpine National Park)


The Razorback Walk (Alpine National Park)

The Razorback Walk is one of the most iconic walks in Victoria traversing a high alpine ridge to Victoria's second highest but arguably most spectacular peak Mt Feathertop (1922m).

The walk to Mt Feathertop along the Razorback should be treated with respect and walkers should be fit and prepared for the sudden onset of bad weather. In winter only experienced parties should attempt to ski in the area.

How to get there

The Razorback Walk (Alpine National Park)

Need to know

The Razorback Walk (Alpine National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No bicycles
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No generators
  • No horses
  • No vehicles


  • Terrain hazards
    • Steep track
    • Slippery surface
    • Uneven ground

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.

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

Areas of Alpine National Park closed due to 2019/2020 fires

Some tracks and areas in the Alpine National Park remain closed due to fire damage during the 2019/2020 bushfires. Please check the Fire affected parks  page for a full list of closures. 

Extended seasonal road closures 2020

Some roads in this park are subject to extended 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 extended closures and visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

Herne Spur and Wombat Range seasonal gates inaccessible for reopening due to river heights

Due to the significant rainfall that has affected parts of the Alpine National Park in the Southern Alps, the seasonal road closure gates on Herne Spur and Wombat Range tracks leading into the Wonnangatta Valley have been unsafe to access due to river heights, and remain closed. Access to the Wonnangatta Valley will only be from Zeka Spur track or the north east approach. Herne Spur and Wombat Range track gates will be reopened as soon as it is safe to access these areas and when river heights drop.

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. 

Blue Rag Range gate access via south Basalt only

Due to the extended seasonal closure of the Dargo High Plains Road managed by the Alpine Shire, the only access to Blue Rag Range track is via South  Basalt track. For further information about the  Dargo High Plains Road please speak to the Alpine Shire  ( 03 5755 0555Email:

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