Alpine National Park
This area was made famous in ‘The man from Snowy River’ and exhibits the beauty that the Victorian Highland has to offer. It is in fact Victoria’s largest national park and covers a huge area of 646 000 ha. It is also home to some of the highest mountains and varied alpine environments, which offers the beauty of a winter wonderland as one of its main attractions.
The national park is also known for its extensive 4wd tracks, ranging from the easier tracks for the beginner to the ‘very’ difficult. It is recommended that the more difficult 4wd tracks should only be attempted by the more experienced driver. This information can be found on the 4WD maps of the area which are available online. It is important however that everyone follows the guidelines of the park and stick to the tracks and trails provided for 4WDing and bushwalking.
Due to the extreme weather conditions of the Alpine regions it is a good idea to check information, such as seasonal park closures and restrictions before setting off on your adventure. It is also important to be aware of forecasted weather conditions for the area, however, the weather within the Alpine National Park can change quite suddenly, ensure that you are prepared for extreme weather regardless of season as it not unheard of to experience snow fall in this area in mid-summer.
Things to do and see…
4wd tracks, and also tours available for the beginner to the advanced driver.
- Bush walking and guided trail walks
From the easy bush walk to the more strenuous all terrain hike, the Alpine National Park covers all. Check out a map to the park area and chose your walk depending on fitness level and interest. Their is a diverse range of flora and fauna to be discovered on your way.
Their are many camping sites situated throughout the park. Please adhere to the regulations and restrictions.
- Guided activites
Join one of the many guided activities that are offered such as: canoeing, abseiling, mountain biking, rock climbing, snow skiing ( when weather permits ), horse trail riding, and many more.
Try your hand at fishing. The rocky streams are perfect for both Rainbow and Brown Trout. Or you can even try a little fly fishing. Fishing/Angling tours are also available.
Seasonal hunting permitted in accordance with park and licensing regulations.
200-250km north-east of Melbourne