News

BTAC - Track Clearing - Volunteers Needed

Labour Day weekend, Friday 10th – Monday 13th March.  Read more...

Detours, Yarra State Forest

Detours will be in place in the Yarra State forest during February/March to ensure public safety around timber harvesting operations.  Read more...

Grampians Peak Trail

Excitement in the Grampians is building, as construction on the northern and southern sections of the Peaks Trail gets underway.
Parks Victoria is working with hikers to plan the most scenic walks through the area. Watch this video

Deer Hunting on Snake Island

The Victorian Government announced recently that it would allow a trial to hunt hog deer on the island for a two year period. Bushwalking Victoria has a number of concerns reagrding this proposal. Read more ...

Peaks Challenge Falls Creek

Due to the many cyclists taking part in the event, a number of road closures and changes to traffic conditions will be made in the region on Sunday 12 March. Read more...
 
Replacement of Toilet Block - Ritchie's Hut
 
Parks Victoria are currently in the process of replacing the existing toilet at Ritchie's hut.

The works are scheduled between February and April 2017.

There may be no toilet available for use between this period as the old toilet will be decommissioned. Please ensure you walk at least 100 metres from the river or any water way, dig a hole and bury your waste and toilet paper very carefully.

If you have any queries, please contact Parks Victoria, Mansfield on 13 1963.

Member Discounts

Make the most of your membership discounts!

pdfDiscount List

Volunteers Needed!

Parks Victoria has asked for help with track clearing on the AAWT, between Mt Wills Hut and Omeo Highway (approximately 6km in length).

When: Labour Day weekend, Friday 10th – Monday 13th March
(Arrive and set up Friday, work Saturday and Sunday, pack up and depart Monday)

There will be a variety of work to be undertaken, requiring a range of skills and experiences. Jobs include chainsawing, brush cutting, clearing of debris, cut and paint of blackberries and replacing/adding markers.

Ideally we would like 20-30 people with mixed skills, with only 3 or 4 people requiring chainsaw qualifications.

We will meet at the Omeo Historic Park beside Parks Victoria Office Main Street (Great Alpine Road) in Omeo at 12pm for lunch and leave at approximately 1.30pm for Mt Wills.

We will be camping at Mt Wills Hut and any vehicle that is AWD (Subaru) or 4WD should be able to travel along the maintenance track to the hut. If not, the vehicle can be left at the Tallangatta Ski Club.

You will need to bring your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and evening drinks. The Saturday evening meal will be a BBQ compliments of Parks Victoria.

For further information or to indicate your interest in coming along, please contact David directly.

David Miller
Project Co-ordinator, Bushwalking Tracks & Conservation
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.