Mount Bogong - VIC

  Mountain,Peak,Hill

Position

DEG: -36.73236 147.30583
DMS: 36º 43' 56.5" S 147º 18' 20.99" E
UTM: 55 H 5934774mN 527307mE
Altitude: 1974.92m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Mountain,Peak,Hill

Location

230.84kms SouthWest of Canberra
239.93kms NorthEast of Melbourne
476.64kms SouthWest of Sydney
682.94kms North of Hobart

Address & Contact

3701
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Information

Mt Bogong is Victoria’s tallest mountain, which is 1986m above sea level. Located in the Alpine National Park. Hikers can take the Mount Bogong – Staircase Spur Trail which is the direct route up, beginning at the Mountain Creek Picnic Area and ending at the summit of Mt Bogong. An alternative track is the Eskdale Spur.

The Staircase and Eskdale Spur can both be accessed from a trail that begins at Mountain Creek Picnic Area. It is also possible to access Camp Creek Gap on the Eskdale Spur in a 4WD vehicle along Eskdale Spur Track from Trappers Gap. Both trails are of moderate difficulty. Starting from the picnic area, the Staircase is a 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) return trip, normally taking 6–9 hours return, while the Eskdale Spur is a 20 kilometres (12 mi) return trip, normally taking 8–11 hours return.

The exposed treeless plain of the summit offers little shelter in poor weather. Strong winds, fog, freezing temperatures, rain and snow are all common at this altitude. Navigation can be extremely difficult in these conditions.

The Eskdale spur may provide a slightly easier option up to the summit of Bogong if you have a 4WD, although if you walk up from Mountain Creek, it is just a longer way to do the same ascent. With a 4WD you can drive from the bottom of the Staircase Spur at Mountain Creek, through to Camp Creek Gap, from where it is about 2.5 hrs walk to the summit of Bogong, and this is the easiest winter access, although occasionally the 4WD track is covered with snow.
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Falls Creek
Distance from Mount Bogong 15.62km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C17.717.214.19.76.12.71.12.04.78.912.515.0
Mean Min. °C8.68.56.13.00.6-1.6-3.0-2.6-0.91.44.36.1
Mean Rain mm104.8102.4102.079.789.5140.378.386.3128.2116.4133.7106.2

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