Upper Howqua Camping Area (Alpine National Park, Howqua River Heritage River)

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Upper Howqua Camping Area (Alpine National Park, Howqua River Heritage River)

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Upper Howqua Camping Area (Alpine National Park, Howqua River Heritage River)

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Upper Howqua Camping Area (Alpine National Park, Howqua River Heritage River)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • Seasonally closed
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No generators

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • 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.

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.

Seasonal road closures 2022

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

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 

Mt Selwyn Road partial closure

A partial closure of the Mount Selwyn Road exists between the Mount Selwyn 5 Ways (its intersection with Walsh's Track and the Buffalo Range Track) and the Canyon Road intersection.  This section of track has become severely degraded due to the wet conditions and presents a risk visitor safety, water quality and further damage to the track surface.  Selwyn Creek Road is the preferred alternative for travelling between the Buckland Valley and Tea Tree Range

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 – Tom Groggin/Mt Pinnibar area

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
 
See attached map for details. 

Attachments: Alpine National Park_Tom Groggin Aerial shooting info sign (396KB)

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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