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Updates: Australian Alps Trek Support

Updated: Nov 10, 2023

Our trek support services in the Australian Alps have started!



3 September 2023 Update: Our AATS Website is live






3 September 2023 Update


Our trek support services in the Australian Alps has started.




3 September 2023 Update - Transfer Routes and Food Drop Points

Australian Alps Walking Track- AAWT (VIC)

We've got an initial list of transfer routes and resupply points we will service for the Australian Alps Walking Track ( AAWT). See below:


Resupply Points ( Food and Water Drops) - Vic Only

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Resupply points are also transfer drop off and pick up points.


RESUP POINT 1: Mt Victor

Mt Victor on Matlock-Aberfeldy Road or vicinity Mt Selman Track Junction

RESUP POINT 2: Mt Skene

Vicinity Mt Skene 


RESUP POINT 3: Mt Hotham

Exact location TBC


​RESUP POINT 4:  Cope Hut

Bogong High Plains Rd


​RESUP POINT 5:  Sunnyside

Omeo Highway 


​RESUP POINT 6: Morass Creek

Benambra-Corryong Road


​RESUP POINT 7: Cowombat Flat

Cobberas Wilderness Zone


​SETTLEMENT/TOWN OPTIONS

Any town/settlement along the AAWT can be used as a food drop point. 




Transfer Routes and Points

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Mansfield - Walhalla Route

(Via Howqua Hills Historic Area,  Jamieson, Woods Point, Matlock, Aberfeldy)


Mansfield - Licola Route

(Via Jamieson, Mt Skene)


Mansfield to Howitt Plains

Likely will be a once a week route


​Mansfield - Omeo Route

(Via Bright, Mt Hotham, Dinner Plain, Cobungra


​Mount Beauty - Omeo Route

(Via Bogong, Falls Creek, Anglers Rest)


​Omeo - Corryong Route (C545)

(Via Benambra, Nariel Valley)


​Omeo - Mitta Mitta Route (C543)

( Inc side trip to Dartmouth)



6 September 2023 Update - Transfer Routes and Food Drop Points -

McMillans Track

We've got an initial list of transfer routes and resupply points we will service for the McMillans Walking Track. See below:



Resupply Points ( Food and Water Drops)

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Resupply points are also transfer drop off and pick up points.


RESUP POINT 1: Mt Skene

Vicinity Mt Skene 


RESUP POINT 2: Glencairn

Along Glencairn Road close to Rumpffs Flat

RESUP POINT 4: Tamboritha

Vicinity Mt Tamboritha - Dingo Hill Track


RESUP POINT 5: Eaglevale

Vicinity Eaglevale Campsite - Wonnongatta River


RESUP POINT 6: Lankey Plain Hut

Vicinity Dargo High Plains Road and King Spur Track




Transfer Routes and Points

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Woods Point - Start/Finish Point

(Trailhead Signage)


Cobungra - Start/Finish Point

(Junction Great Alpine Road and Victoria River Track)





21 August 2023 Update


We're looking for crew in Mansfield to join our AATS team. Read more here on Seek: https://www.seek.com.au/job/69423357?type=standout#sol=edd1beeb2ba856e1ab2bbfe4764e1387579a2d15




28 June 2023 Update


It's now official. Australian Alps Trek Support is an officially licenced permit holder with Parks Victoria!













11 June 2023 Update


Field services ( transfers, food drops, water drops, emergency support, evacs, resupplies) will start 1 November 2023 and go to 1 May 2024. and then the same for each annual season after that. We won't be offering services over winter. We are currently taking enquiries and preliminary bookings.


We will be working across the Victorian High Country but broadly covering a wide area of Vic Alps and specifically the AATW, McMillans Track and other remote area multi day walks. Areas include national parks, state forests, forest reserves etc


AATW: We will only be servicing the Vic Alps part of the AATW for the first couple of seasons. AATW covers three governments with three different systems, and many different rules, agendas and restrictions from a wide range of agencies. Its going to take a while.


We are finalising the online booking system ( the same we use at LTTS via Rezdy) but we might start with an online form in the interim. Finalising this now. Available soon.


March 2023 Update


All is on track for full service launch in November.


Next month we will opening up bookings for transfers and food drops in the Aust Alps.


January 2023 Update


Progress with our Australian Alps Trek Support (AATS) service is going well but our full range of trek support services for the AATW and Aus Alps wont be fully operational until November 2023. If you are planning your AAWT for Nov 2023 onwards, contact us to register your interest.


We will be bringing with us to the Alps the high level of quality, exceptional and reliable services to the Australian Alps that we have here on the Larapinta Trail. So you can expect a rock solid and reliable services for your AAWT or any other multi-day Alps hike. All of our vehicles for the AATS will be advanced four wheel drive Landcruiser's or muscled up HiAce buses, with all the standard safety and comfort needed to look after our customers.


At this stage, our AATS service will cover only the Victorian portion of the AAWT for 2023-2024, but we will gradually expand the services into NSW and ACT if the demand is strong enough.


Our operations in the Alps will run from October to March.


The trek support services that will be offered for the Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT) and the other multi-day Alps trails includes:

  • Transfers ( standard and remote areas)

  • Food drops ( at resorts, towns and remote area caches)

  • Water Drops ( Remote area caches)

  • Resupply ( for equipment failure, food replacement etc)

  • Medivacs ( for priority 3 or less injuries)

  • Emergency Evacs ( fire, weather evacs etc)

In February we are completing another field recon and assessment of the Australian Alps in Victoria but this one will be our final, but most thorough and comprehensive one before we start operations. If you see one of our cars with Trek Support or LTTS cruising around the Alps, wave us down and say g'day. More than likely there will be some cold drinks, fruit and veg on board!


During this time will be working closely with Parks Victoria, Rangers, Police and Emergency Services in Mansfield, Bright, Wangaratta and Mount Beauty to ensure our systems synchronise with local frameworks and capabilities.


FAQ: Where will be your physical office?


At this stage, we are planning to set up an office and depot in either Bright or Mansfield or both. We aim to fuse with local business and employ suitably qualified and experienced locals from these locations. While that is being set up, general enquiries and bookings will be managed via LTTS in Alice Springs, NT.


FAQs: Who can book AATS services?


In the Oct 2023 - March -2024 block, we will be offering our services in November to vetted past and existing LTTS customers and non-LTTS customers who can demonstrate suitability for completing the AAWT or other multi-day trails in the Alps. More info will be provided soon.


More info:

info@treksupport.com.au

08 8953 0666







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