Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing

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Walking on air 2000 metres above sea level. This 37 kilometre, three day hike is a trek through some of Australia's most pristine mountain scenery, crossing the Bogong High Plains in the Victorian Alps and connecting the alpine resorts of Falls Creek and Hotham. Walk over high alpine ridgelines, down through magical riverside valleys to wetlands brimming with life. Sleep out under blinking stars and unwind amid the tranquil beauty of this ancient country. Wander across high plains, alive with the brilliant colour of summertime wildflowers, and keep an eye out for shy native wildlife watching you pass.

Summer is the most popular season to walk the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing, with wildflowers in full bloom and the cool alpine air a welcome break from the heat below. However, anytime between late spring and autumn is suitable to walk. Moderate fitness is required, with certain sections requiring stamina and plenty of easy walks in between. Be challenged, rewarded and changed over three inspiring days and two starry nights on this trek through Victoria’s alpine wilderness.

There are two campsites on the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing:

Cope Hut Camping Area, among the Snow Gums on the Bogong High Plains, is 14km from the trailhead and usually the first night's campsite.

Dibbins Hut, on a snow plain near the headwaters of the Cobungra River, is 9km from Mount Hotham.

Each campsite has five sites on tent platforms. There are four 3m x 3.7m platforms and one larger platform that is 4.5m x 3m. The platforms are designed to fit a 2-3 person hiking tent.

The tent platforms are designed for you to pitch your tent directly on the platform. Each platform has eyelets around the edge to hook tent peg loops or guy ropes over. As well as these there are movable pegs that slot into the mesh, allowing tents of all shapes to be set up.

Bookings are required to so be sure to check availability and make a booking prior to your trip.


  • Hiking
  • Camping


  • Camping sites at 2 points along the way. Booking are required.
  • Walking trail
  • Car parks

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • Camping fees apply, check the parks website for bookings and further details.
  • Prices are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Parks Victoria.

Photo credits: Parks Victoria.

Location & Supplier

Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing

Address: Heathy Spur carpark, Falls Creek, Vic 3699

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