The Alpine High Country is a website being developed by KC Bell Enterprises and based in Mount Beauty.
The proprietor has 30 years experience in the area and has a passion for the tourism and historical elements of the area. The quality of the diverse scenery is hard to equal, and is something that makes a visit to the area a rewarding experience.
The range of activities is broad and offers diverse and interesting enjoyment for all-comers.
The Alpine High Country referred to in this site predominantly pertains to the Bogong High Plains region of the Alpine National Park. The Australian Alps National Parks cover an immense area from the Namadgi National Park in the north, near Canberra to the Avon Wilderness in the south near Licola.
The Bogong High Plains is defined by Dr. Ruth Lawrence in her unpublished thesis titled ‘The Interaction between the Environment, Land Use and Hydrology of the Bogong High Plains between 1850 and 1985’ as the ‘area from Mount Beauty along Mountain Creek to Camp Creek Gap; along Trappers Gap Track to the Hollow; along Wye Creek and Snowy Creek tributaries to the helipad on Mulhauser Spur; along Otto and Mt. Wills Creeks to the Big River Saddle; along a Big River tributary, the Big River and a Bundarrah River tributary to the Bundarrah River; along the Callaghan and Mt Battery Tracks to the Great Alpine Road; along Victoria River, dinner Plain and Craig tracks to Mayford; along the Dargo river to Mt. St Bernard; along Mt. Smyth Creek and the Ovens River to Smoko; along Ovens River tributaries and Yard Creek to Simmonds Gap; along Simmonds Creek to Mount Beauty.
Mt Buffalo National Park, the oldest declared national park in Australia, is a separate entity and is located to the north-west of the Bogong High Plains.