Alpine National Park

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Licola or Dargo
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The Alpine National Park offers impressive walks, 4-wheel drives, and spectacular camping spots, where you can follow in the steps of mountain cattlemen. The high country landscapes and fearless heritage of the country cattlemen has ensured that the Alpine National Park boasts an enviable reputation of a must visit part of Victoria.

Whether you enter from above, along the Great Alpine Road, or start your journey on the lower sections, you'll find that you will be spoilt for choice. The rolling hills of Heyfield, Licola and Dargo give little indication of the spectacular gorges that dissect the south-east corner of the Alpine National Park.

Moroka and Bryces Gorge hide impressive waterfalls, while Mount Howitt, the Wonnangatta Valley and Tali Karng make for scenic settings to cross-country skiing, hiking, horse riding, deer hunting and four-wheel driving adventures.


  • Master the ruggedness with a four wheel drive adventure exploring ridgelines and hidden valleys
  • You are spoiled for choice for river fishing hot spots at the Wellington, Macalister, Wonnangatta, Caledonia, Howqua, King and Rose Rivers
  • Hike to the summit of Mt Howitt, part of the Australian Alps Walking Track
  • Visit “the hidden lake” of Tali Karng, a stunningly beautiful place steeped in Dreamtime legend
  • See wildflowers cover the alpine meadows over spring and summer


Make your way along the 4x4 Moroka Hut Track, deep into the Alpine National Park. The Moroka Hut sits stoically at the edge of the Upper Moroka River, a scenic place for a pit stop.


The Bryce Gorge Circuit Walk (8km, near Licola) takes in the stunning ravine, open plains, woodlands and waterfalls, with views for days.

True adventure seekers can undertake the epic 655km Australian Alps Walking Track which will get you to Canberra via some of the country’s most remote alpine areas.


There’s only one way to stay overnight in the park: rough it. There are innumerable campsites in the heart of the majestic bush boasting to be among Victoria’s most magnificent. The sites are best suited to experienced hikers.

If you’re coming from Dargo, camping hot spots are located at Wonnangatta Valley (4WD access only), Eaglevale and Talbotville. From Licola, set up camp on the Wellington River beneath peppermint and manna gums.

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