Bogong

Bogong Alpine Village
Attractive ski village on the edge of the Alpine National Park
10 kilometres from Mt Beauty is a lookout area known as View Point. Another kilometre takes you past Clover Dam and Clover Power Station (attempts are currently being made to reopen Clover Flat Arboretum).

Bogong Alpine Village is 14 km south of Mt Beauty. Like Mt Beauty it was created as an accommodation centre for workers on the Kiewa Hydro-Electric Scheme and is now an holiday accommodation centre. Like Mt Beauty, it has its own pondage - Lake Guy, where fishing and boating can be pursued (there is a boat ramp). There is a very enjoyable walk around the lake (2 km) which passes through a tunnel in the weir wall. There is a picnic-barbecue area and an information board outlining other bush walks.

Bogong is a beautifully landscaped town with fine gardens established by the State Electricity Commission. There is also a general-store-cum-cafe-restaurant (Bogong Jack's Tavern) on the main road which also functions as an information and booking centre, tel: (03) 5754 1131. They can advise you how to best enjoy the local fishing, horseriding, tennis and mountain biking.

Things to see:

Bogong Jack's Tavern
There is a display of various unique memorabilia and photos from the dam construction days in the 1940s in the general store which many visitors find very interesting.

Tourist Information and Local Activities
The Australian High Country Information Centre is located at the entrance to the Mount Beauty on the Kiewa Valley Highway. They can fill you in on local mountain-bike hire (a very popular summertime activity), the daily coach service which operates to Falls Creek in the ski season (from the Queen's Birthday weekend in June to the long weekend in October), horseriding, canoeing, hang-gliding, fishing, swimming, bush walking, camping, abseiling, ski touring, sailing, picnicking, 4WD tours, golfing and the local three-pool swimming complex with spa and sauna. For general information ring (03) 5754 4531. For accommodation and other bookings ring (free-call) 1800 808 277. The centre also has a display of historical material relating to the area.

For those seeking information relating specifically to the Bogong section of Alpine National Park, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment have a small office on the highway, tel: (03) 5754 4693. Alternatively, ring the Bright office on (03) 5755 1577 or Parks Victoria on 131 963.

Bogong Alpine Village
Main St
Bogong VIC 3699
Telephone: (03) 5754 1131