Travelling through three vast National Parks, spanning Victoria (Alpine National Park and Snowy River National Park), New South Wales (Kosciuszko National Park) and the Australian Capital Territory (Namadgi National Park), you can experience a range of mountain environments, from tall, wet, fern-filled forests to open expanses of alpine meadows, dotted in summer and autumn with colourful wildflowers.
There is a lot to do and see in the Australian Alps, follow the
Snowy Scheme site rehabilitation report
Ten years of restoration work at 200 sites within Kosciuszko National Park – sites damaged during the construction of Australia’s most iconic hydroelectric scheme – is showing substantial progress and is contributing to the protection of the parks internationally significant ecosystems.
NEW – Australian Alps book (Second edition)
This new updated version of the original book published in 1998 is a must for students, agency staff, alpine history buffs, adventurers, naturalists and anyone one who has a love and passion for the Australian Alps. A fascinating guide to Kosciuszko, Alpine and Namadgi National Parks, it introduces the reader to Australia’s highest mountains, their climate, geology and soils, plants and animals and their human history.
The Alps Partnership
In 1986, with the signing of the first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), NSW, Victoria, ACT and Australian government national park authorities formally agreed the national parks in the Australian Alps should be managed cooperatively to protect the area’s special character. Through this spirit of cooperation the Australian Alps Liaison Committee (AALC) was formed to ensure that the parks and reserves in the Alps are managed as one biogeographical entity to protect them for generations to come.
Learn more about how the area is managed
Learning about the alps – the Australian Alps Education Kit
The Australian Alps Education Kit is designed for students, teachers and anyone else keen to learn about this spectacular region of Australia. These educational materials form an organised resource focusing on iconic, awe-inspiring and accessible areas within the Australian Alps.
See our education pages for more information