Tag Archives: archive-2012

Wild weather results in limited access for some parks and reserves | 5 March

Extensive rainfall over the past week has resulted in flooding, tree falls and landslips throughout the Australian Alps National Parks. Visitors are advised to take note of the latest advice and forecasts by visiting the Bureau of Meteorology and State Emergency Service websites.

Further information on current conditions and road closures can be obtained from regional Visitor Information centres.

ACT Emergency Services Agency | NSW State Emergency Service | VIC State Emergency Service

Skyhigh anticipation for restored Alpine Walk | 1 March

Parks Victoria invites visitors to explore the restored Wallace Heritage Trail after flood recovery works to repair the 6.5km trail were completed.

The Alpine National Park was affected by a severe storm event in 2010 that damaged and destroyed roads and sections of the Wallace Heritage Trail. Ross Grant, Ranger in Charge, Bogong Management Unit said Parks Victoria invested $80,000 in flood repairs and improvement works.

Read the media release (Parks Victoria website) | Discover the Bogong region

Iconic Alpine track cleared | 16 February

Photo: DSE, VIC

Clearing the track

A 25 kilometre section of one of Australia’s most rugged and remote walking trails has been reopened thanks to the hard work of Heyfield crews.

The Australian Alps Walking Track is an iconic track that stretches over 650 kilometres from the historic township of Walhalla in Victoria through to Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory.

Along its length the walking track traverses the high country of Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, taking in some of Australia’s most remote and stunning mountains and forests.

Australian Alps Walking Track

Maintenance works continues at Fry’s Hut | 14 February

Photo: Parks Victoria

Fry’s Hut working bee

Another collaborative effort between Parks Victoria and the Victorian High Country Huts Association was held recently at the Fry’s Flat in the Howqua Hills Historic Area.

A working bee was held last weekend as part of the continuation of works from similar events that have been held at Fry’s Hut over the past few years.

Read the Parks Victoria media release | Visit the Mansfield region

The Australian Alps, a powerful teacher | 14 February

Photo: Jon Harris photographyThe Australian Alps has renewed its resource for teachers and students – the Australian Alps Education Kit. There are factsheets available for download on the following topics: climate, Aboriginal people, conservation, fauna, vegetation, fire, geology, grazing, mining, recreation and tourism, soils and water catchment. There is helpful information to help with planning a field trip into the Alps, along with dedicated teacher’s notes. Finally, there is a selection of links to further resources for each topic.

Australian Alps Education Kit

Wallace’s Hut gets a makeover | 3 February

Photo: Klaus HuenekeParks Victoria in conjunction with the dedicated volunteers from the Victorian High Country Huts Association will be commencing the restoration works on the renowned Wallace’s Hut during a series of working bee weekends in February, March and April.

The restoration works will be completed by skilled heritage builders led by Lachie Gales and James Findlay under the supervision of a heritage architect.

Read the Parks Victoria media release | Visit the Bogong region