Sections of the Australian Alps Walking Track traversing remote wilderness locations, so track conditions are constantly changing. Park staff and volunteers work hard to maintain sections of the track and current track conditions are listed here.
We also rely on people who have recently walked the track, or sections of it, to provide feedback on track conditions. You can do this by submitting feedback below.
It is always best to contact regional visitor centres throughout the Alps prior to your walk to obtain the very latest track status information. Areas of the track are sometimes closed for maintenance, bushfires or other emergencies.
Track status due to 2019/20 bushfire impacts?
Due to the 2019/20 bushfires that impacted and affected many areas of the Australian Alps national parks including the AAWT we have been getting a few enquiries from those planning upcoming walks as to what it the current status of the AAWT. In short, some major sections are currently closed and likely to be for some time. This is to ensure public safety while important risk assessment and hazard treatment works are undertaken such as treating hazardous trees, clearing sections of the track and repairing infrastructure. Please don’t enter closed areas for your own and your groups safety. There are still many great options with sections of the track and many areas of the parks open to visit, walk, camp and enjoy. Best to check with each of the Park agencies websites for updates on current conditions:
Check with Namadgi Visitor Centre (02 62072900) beforehand.
ACT Parks and Conservation Alerts and Closures: ACT Parks and Conservation
General Information: Snowy Region Visitor Centre
NPWS Alerts: Fires, Floods and Park Closures
General Information: https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/ or phone 131963
Parks Victoria Alerts: Park closures and conditions
The following websites contain up to date information on the AAWT and are good locations for more first hand information on the track.
Australian Alps Walking Track by John Chapman – a detailed page with great information for people wishing to attempt the whole track or sections of it. Access, track notes, suggested maps, food drop info and suggested itiniraries are covered. Additionally, John has published a guide book for the track which is kept up to date with online updates.
Bushwalk.com – A forum covering all aspects of bushwalking, locally and internationally. Relevant sections are the Victoria section and the NSW/ACT section. Searching and monitoring these forums should result in recent reports from walkers who have completed the track. Failing that, post a question and see if anyone can help.