Wallaces Hut to Cope Hut Trail
Alpine National Park
This scenic circuit walk begins at the track to Wallaces Hut on the Bogong High Plains Road. Built in 1889 from snow gum slabs and woolly butt shingles, this timeworn cattlemen's hut is thought to be the oldest on the high plains. Continue past the hut to the aqueduct, turn right and then follow the grassy aqueduct track past the Rover Scout Chalet. The track here climbs gently to Cope Hut and the Bogong High Plains Road. Cope Hut was built by the Ski Club of Victoria in 1929 after the state experienced a surge of skiing in the 1920s. From the Bogong High Plains Road, you can return to the start of the walk either by following the road for about 1.5 kilometres or by taking the walking track down a heath-filled valley to the Wallaces Hut track. For some brilliant views, extend your walk to the summit of nearby Mt Cope. On your return, drop in at Falls Creek alpine village for a drink and a perfect view of a superb high country sunset.
Walk: 3 hours return
Start: Wallaces Hut Carpark, Bogong High Plains Rd
Finish: Wallaces Hut Carpark, Bogong High Plains Rd
Nearby: Falls Creek
Permits/bookings: none required
Best time: November–May.