Alpine National Park
The largest national park in Victoria, Alpine National Park, encompasses a large section of the Australian Alps.1 The park, which shares a boundary with Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales, includes 10 of Victoria’s 11 highest mountains, one of which is the whimsically named Mount Feathertop.2
Significant European activity in what is now Alpine National Park began in the 1830s when cattlemen moved their herds to the mountains for part of the year.3 That practice was officially prohibited in 2005, but in 2014, officials reopened a small area to grazing on a temporary trial basis.4
- Alpine National Park. Melbourne, Australia. Accessed 21 Nov. 2014.
- Alpine National Park. Parks Victoria. Accessed 21 Nov. 2014.
- Alpine National Park. Australian Alps National Parks. Accessed 21 Nov. 2014.
- Arup, Tom. Greg Hunt Approves Victorian Alpine National Park Cattle Grazing Trial. The Sydney Morning Herald. 6 Mar. 2014. Accessed 21 Nov. 2014.