BOGONG ALPINE WAY
Bright - Mount Beauty - Falls Creek -
Omeo - Mount Hotham - Bright
TRAVELLING TIME: Allow a very full day, but preferably have at least one overnight stop en route.
DISTANCE COVERED: About 260km.
OVERVIEW MAPS: Touring map of Victoria.
DETAILED MAPS: None required.
SHOPS and SERVICES: Bright has a good range of shops and services, as does Mount Beauty. Omeo has several fuel outlets, a small supermarket and some nice eateries. At the top of the hill, Mount Hotham has a mini-mart and a fuel outlet, whilst Dinner Plain has a mini-mart, but no fuel outlet. Harrietville has a general store, and a fuel outlet.
ACCOMMODATION: Bright has a wide range of accommodation options, including riverside caravan parks; Mount Beauty has a good range of holiday accommodation, including a riverside caravan park. The Blue Duck Inn (on the Cobungra River) has lodge style accommodation, and Omeo has motels, two hotels, apartments and a caravan park.
Mount Hotham has a number of excellent accommodation options; see www.mthotham.com for details. Nearby Dinner Plain has hotels, lodges and many neat and rustic cottages to stay in; see www.dinnerplain.com for more details.
Harrietville has a very enjoyable riverside caravan parks, as well as motels and cabin accommodation. Freeburgh also has a riverside caravan park, as well as some holiday cottages.
WHEN TO GO: The roadway is closed during the winter months because of snow coverage; this makes the warmer months the best time for travel on this route.
ROADWAY DETAILS: A good bitumen surface all the way, albeit narrow in places, with some tight bends on Tawonga Gap, on the climb up from Mount Beauty, on the descent towards Omeo, and the descent into Harrietville. Overall, this route is not suitable for caravans, large motorhomes or any large vehicle.
OTHER INFO: Distances quoted may vary by several kilometres from one vehicle to another.
As indicated in the section header, the Bogong Alpine Way runs from Bright - Mount Beauty - Falls Creek - Omeo - Mount Hotham, and then to Bright.
This touring route is presented here as three separate descriptions, as shown in the list below; these descriptions are also available on the HomePage.
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