Walk Category: Day
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Falls Creek or Mount Beauty
Walk Area: North East Victoria
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 400 km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes but coverage varies by provider
Walk Details Collated: October 2006
From carpark walk cross country to old SEC track and follow to Australian Alpine Walking Track (AAWT) near SEC hut. Follow AAWT past Mt Bundara to pole 333 and then to Mt Jim which is only 30m above surrounding plain. There are a good views from the top of snow plains to Mt Feathertop as well as other peaks.
Leave Mt Jim and pick up the Cope West aqueduct at the head of High Plains Creek and follow aqueduct to Ryders Yards. After the yards it is a short walk to a water fall on a tributary of High Plains Creek.
Two options are available from here; follow Cope East aqueduct upstream to a saddle below Mt Cope and to cars or walk downstream to AAWT and return via old SEC track to cars.
Drive to Falls Creek via the Hume Highway, Wangaratta, Myrtleford and Mount Beauty. Continue on past Falls Creek following the High Plains Road to a car-park opposite Mt Cope.
Recommended Maps: Bogong Alpine Area 1:50 000 & Cope & Feathertop 1:25,000
Parks Victoria: Alpine National Park
Parks Victoria: Park Note - Walks around Feathertop
There are seasonal road closures in the Alpine National Park. Please check Parks Victoria website for latest information.
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