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Camping
Picnicking
Camp fires

The Alpine National Park offers some of the most authentic and scenic bush camping opportunities in Victoria. Camping in the park is suited to experienced hikers and campers that are self sufficient.

Dispersed camping is permitted throughout much of the park. There are some camping areas that include facilities such as pit toilets, picnic tables and fireplaces. 

Within the Alpine National Park bookings and fees apply only to the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing.

Further information and the location of camping areas can be found in the related publications below.

When camping you should be fully self sufficient with food, water and camping equipment. Always carry a tent. Huts are for emergency use only. Firewood supplies are limited especially in the alpine and sub alpine areas, so the use of camping stoves is preferred.

Weather can deteriorate suddenly and without warning, and snow can fall at any time of year, including mid-summer. Don't hesitate to turn back if the trip becomes too difficult or the weather deteriorates.

Be sure to check the advice on safety and regulations before camping in the park.

Campfire guidelines

  • Light fires only in the fireplaces provided or use a portable gas or fuel stove.
  • Ensure the area around your campfire is cleared of all flammable material for a distance of at least 3 metres
  • Ensure fires are never left unattended and are completely out before you leave.
  • During Summer and Autumn Total Fire Bans are common; this means no fires are to be lit including portable cooking appliances.
  • Always check for Total Fire Bans (1800 240 667) and fire conditions prior to your walk and carry a small radio or mobile phone.

The High Country - around Bright, Mount Beauty, Omeo and Dargo

Dispersed bush camping is permitted throughout the area except within 200 metres of the Bogong High Plains or Pretty Valley Roads.

Toilets, picnic tables and fireplaces are provided at the following camping areas:

  • JB Plain between Hotham Village and Dinner Plain on the Great Alpine Road (walk in only)
  • Buckety Plain, Rasberry Hill and Langfords West (horse yards) on the Bogong High Plains east of Falls Creek
  • Mountain Creek at the foot of Mt Bogong near Tawonga

Refer to the Park Note for a map.

Around Heyfield, Licola and Dargo in the Wonnangatta - Moroka area

Toilets, picnic tables and fireplaces are provided at the following camping areas:

  • Wellington River - 13 numbered camping areas beneath shady peppermints and manna gums, toilets located at some sites. Horse yards at site 12. Tamboritha Road approximately 10 km from Licola.
  • Horseyard Flat - set amongst Black Sallees on the banks of the Moroka River.
  • Eaglevale - on the Wonnangatta River below the towering ramparts of Mt Kent and Snowy Bluff.
  • Wonnangatta Valley (4WD access only) - near the historic site of the Wonnangatta Homestead.
  • Talbotville (4WD access only) - on the grassy flats of the Crooked River.
  • Grant - a grassy clearing in the forest and all that remains of a once thriving gold mining town.

Refer to the Park Note for a map.

Around Mansfield and Whitfield

Sites with facilities are:

  • Sheepyard and Frys Flats, and several other flats upstream along the Howqua River
  • Bluff Hut (4WD - seasonally closed road)
  • Bennies camping area beside the Rose River (2WD access)
  • Lake Cobbler (4WD access recommended - very rough 2WD past Bennies)
  • Pineapple Flat (4WD access)
  • King Hut (4WD access)

Refer to the Park Note for a map.

Around Mitta Mitta, Omeo, Tallangatta and Corryong

Sites with basic facilities such as pit toilets and fireplaces are:

  • Taylor’s Crossing beside the Mitta Mitta River
  • Dogman Hut near Tom Groggin Station
  • Limestone Creek (4WD only) - Limestone - Black Mountain Road
  • The Poplars (4WD dry weather only) - Limestone Creek - McCarthy’s Tracks
  • Charlies Creek (4WD only) on the southern end of Davies Plain Track
  • Davies Plain Hut (4WD only) on the northern end of Davies Plain Track
  • Bunroy Creek on the banks of the Murray River, access via the Bunroy Road

Along the Omeo Highway - travelling from Omeo to Mitta Mitta there is:

  • CRB Camp near Anglers Rest
  • Anglers Rest near the historic ‘Blue Duck’ hotel
  • Jokers Flat beside the Big River
  • Big River Bridge near Glen Valley

Refer to the Park Note for a map.

Around Wabonga Plateau, Mt Cobbler and Powers Lookout

Sites with facilities are:

  • Bennies Camping Area (2WD access)
  • Lake Cobbler (4WD access recommended - very rough 2WD past Bennies)
  • Pineapple Flat (4WD access)
  • King Hut (4WD access)

Refer to the Park Note for a map.

Around Howitt, Snowy Range and Tali Karng

Sites for bushwalkers with basic facilities are:

  • Macalister Springs - fuel stove only area.
  • Tali Karng - fuel stove only area. Large groups are asked to register at the Heyfield Office. Preferred campsites are situated at Riggals Hut site and along Wellington River.

Sites for car based campers with basic facilities are:

  • Wellington River - 9 km along the river, beginning 10 km north of Licola. Toilets at some sites.
  • Horseyard Flat - Beside the Moroka River.
  • Wonangatta Valley (4WD only) - near the historic site of the Homestead.

Refer to the Park Note for a map.

 

 

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