Partial Re-Opening of Alpine NP Southern Alps and Foothills

Four Wheel Drive Victoria have been advised by Parks Victoria with approval from the Heyfield ICC Incident Controller, of the partial reopening of Parks within the Alpine National Park foothills and Southern Alps.  

These include (but are not limited to) Horseyard Flat, the Pinnacles, Thomastown and Talbotville.

Areas REMAINING CLOSED are: the Wonnangatta Valley, Dargo High Plains area and tracks and Blue Rag Range track due to the risk of visitors accessing towards Ovens 41 - Abbeyard - Yarrarabula South fire and/or into areas where emergency stabilisation works are occurring and an aerial deer cull is planned for the week beginning 10 Feb. (refer to map and listings attached.

Additionally, hazardous tree assessment and mitigation is still ongoing around the Tali karng area, so this area and walking tracks must remain closed from the intersection of B1 track and the Wellington River walking track east towards McFarlane Saddle (highlighted in red polygon) and including Nyimba campground and the Sentinels.

 Please find attached a summary of tracks that’s are open and closed as well an impact area map.

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 Remember you can search for specific Park Closures using the website, in the search field enter the park you are looking for, then click the link to that park.

Plan ahead before visiting by checking weather forecasts at bom.gov.au and Fire Danger Ratings at emergency.vic.gov.au.

You should not expect to receive warnings or advice directly from Parks Victoria in an emergency or when parks need to be closed. Bushfire preparedness and safety is the responsibility of all Victorians so please use the information in this email to be prepared and stay informed and safe within our parks.

 Important sources of Information can be found here:

  • Road closures, visit VicRoads
  • Bureau of Meteorology weather forecasts: bom.gov.au/vic/
  • The VicEmergency smartphone app
  • The VicEmergency hotline 1800 226 226
  • VicEmergency Facebook and Twitter: @vicemergency
  • Emergency broadcasters including ABC local radio, commercial and designated community radio stations and Sky news

 Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. Check for any changes affecting the park you intend to visit by going directly to the park page