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Alpine National Park

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The Alpine National Park extends for 646,000 hectares and stretches from northern Gippsland all the way to the New South Wales border, where it meets the Kosciuszko National Park.  The park includes some of Victoria’s highest peaks, high plains and snow fields and is the perfect place for an Alpine vacation.

One of the many huts that can be found in the Alpine National Park that provide respite for hikers and skiers on the parks mountains. There are also many historic huts and remnants of huts that can be found – at least 60 in just the Mount Bogong area. Visitors can hike to and explore the historic huts, however, they cannot be used for accomodation with the exception of emergency use.

By Russell E (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Just to the south-east of Mount Buller is Mount Eadley Stoney, the eastern continuation of The Bluff ridge.  In some long past event the rocks that now forms the ridge were shifted vertically leaving steep cliffs on one side and a clear view of the strata layers.

By Alex Cohen (Self-photographed) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The ski lift at Falls Creek.

Between Mount Feathertop and Mount Bogong and adjacent to the park is the Falls Creek ski resort.  The Mount Hotham ski resort is to the south of Mount Feathertop.  Both resorts offer downhill skiing slopes and are also jump off points for backcountry skiers.

By DR101au (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

An amazing vista of Hells Gap, part of the Bogong High Plains and on the way to the summit of Mount Bogong.

While many arreas of the park are covered with snow during winter and at times early spring, in other months the park comes alive with wild flowers.