The spectacular Australian Alps National Parks are landscapes of dramatic contrasts - ancient mountain ranges, glacial lakes, clear springs and waterfalls, a world of winter snow and summer wildflowers. On the rooftop of Australia, these alpine and subalpine environments are full of unexpected contrasts offering visitors challenging experiences and fascinating history. Proudly one of Australia's National Landscapes and listed as a National Heritage place, the 11 national parks and reserves work collectively across state and territory borders as the Australian Alps National Parks to protect an area of great national and international importance.
Latest news: Download the new Australian Alps map and guide | 27 June 2013
If you have a much-loved but dogeared copy of the Australian Alps Touring map it's now officially a vintage item. If you've been waiting for the latest re-print, it's out now in a new gorgeous, friendly, electronic form.
Experience the Alps
The Australian Alps offer challenging experiences and activities for all visitors - the links below will give you information on many of them. No matter what kind of activities you enjoy in the Alps, challenge yourself to leave as little trace of your visit as possible. Care for the Alps now - so they'll be just as wonderful in the future.
Learn about the Alps
The alpine and sub-alpine terrains of the Australian Alps are highly valued for their environmental, cultural, historic and recreational significance. Today most of the Australian Alps lie within national parks with state and federal governments work cooperatively to manage these reserves as one biogeographical area.
- Director of National Parks
- ACT Parks and Conservation
- NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
- Parks Victoria