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Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing Master Plan

Alpine National Park view

The Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing immerses visitors in the alpine environment, with its gnarled snow gums and fields of alpine daisies, surrounded by high country scenery, passing by heritage huts and walking to the summits of some of Victoria’s most spectacular peaks. The walk is one of four walks being developed in the “Walk Victoria’s Icons” portfolio. A master plan will determine the best route for the Alpine Crossing and the supporting infrastructure needed to create a world-class walk.

After extensive public engagement, we are pleased to provide the final Master Plan for the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing project which outlines the proposed development of a five-day, four-night hiking experience that traverses the Great Dividing Range, from Falls Creek to Mount Hotham.

The 57-kilometre trek will connect people to some of Victoria’s most outstanding landscapes, wildlife and culture – expanding and developing the existing 37-kilometre trail.

The Master Plan follows two years of consultation, in partnership with Tourism North East, Regional Development Victoria, Visit Victoria and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.

Download a copy of the Executive Summary and the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing Masterplan:

If you require any further information about the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing Master Plan, please contact Parks Victoria via email at

Project plans and summaries

Phase 4: Release of final Master Plan

Phase 3: Draft Master Plan

Public submissions made in response to the 2016 Falls to Hotham draft master plan call for consultation.

Draft Master Plan Summary for Consultation (PDF)

Environmental Risk Assessment - summary of key findings (PDF)
Biosis was contracted by Parks Victoria to prepare an environmental and cultural heritage risk assessment to assist with the route planning for the proposed Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing (FHAC study area). This report provides a summary of the key findings.

Phase 2: Concept Plan

Master Plan Preliminary Concept for Consutltation (PDF 7.2mb)

Phase 1: Early discussions

Overall the idea of an improved walking experience, with better facilities and protection of the park's natural and cultural values, was supported.

Phase 1 Consultation Report. (PDF 2MB)
This short report provides responses to some of the questions and concerns raised