Tag Archives: archive-2012

Australian Alps Walking Track maintenance work around Viking Saddle | 15 May

Photo: Parks Victoria

AAWT, Viking Saddle

Parks Victoria rangers have been hard at work clearing out some overgrown and fire-damaged sections of the Australian Alps Walking Track. The following sections have been attended to:

  • 3km of regrowth cleared between Viking Saddle and Razor Ridge
  • 2km section of Viking Ridge towards Barry’s Saddle has been cleared
  • 1.5km section of heavy scrub cut back from Catherine Saddle up to Mt Despair
  • 6.5km section from Catherine Saddle towards Viking Saddle was cleared and marked

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See the Alps on Flickr | 1 May

flickr-logoThere is a new Australian Alps Flickr page showcasing all the stunning images that have been captured for the program over the years. Better yet, Klaus Hueneke, renowned photographer, explorer and author of all things Australian Alps related, has kindly supplied the best of his photos to add to the collection.

The photos have been organised by location and theme to make browsing easier. All of the Australian Alps Program photos are freely available to use under Creative Commons licenses (non-commercial, no modifications and attribution required), while permission to use Klaus’s beautiful photos can be arranged by contacting him directly.

See the Alps on Flickr

Australian Alps Traditional Owners met in Bright

MEDIA RELEASE | Date: 23 April 2012

The Australian Alps have always been a place of great significance to Australia’s First People and on March 22 and 23 the Australian Alps Traditional Owners Reference Group met with national park managers in Bright.

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Many friends makes light work! | 23 March

Photo: DSE, VIC

Before and after

Parks Victoria recently partnered with the Friends of Baw Baw National Park and the Strzelecki Bushwalking Club to undertake their annual pilgrimage to maintain sections of the iconic Australian Alps Walking Track.

The four day working bee, now in its sixth year of operation, has focused on various sections of the Australian Alps Walking Track in Baw Baw National Park over the years covering approximately 26km of track from Mt Erica car park to Stronachs Camp.

Read the media release (Parks Victoria website) | Australian Alps Walking Track