Who are the Friends of the Cobberas?
We are a group of volunteers from all walks of life, who are interested in the conservation of the Cobberas and adjacent areas of the Alpine National Park. Our objectives are to-
- Provide support to the management of the Alpine National Park
- Assist the Rangers with special projects and activities in the Park
- Foster public awareness of the Park and its' associated issues
- Bring together people with a mutual interest in the Alpine National Park
The Friends of the Cobberas is under the umbrella of the Victorian National Parks Association and is supported by Parks Victoria.
Where is the Cobberas?
The Cobberas area is in the East Alps Unit of the Alpine National Park, which is in the remote mountains of Victoria's East Gippsland region, adjacent to the Snowy River National Park. The Cobberas Range itself is just south of the NSW border, so too far for a day trip for most members. We tend to organise weekend activities where you can camp out with other members, or stay in Omeo or Gelantipy and travel out for a day.
Features of the area include - magnificent peaks, rare and threatened flora and fauna, magnificent Alpine Ash forests, sub-alpine herbfields, snowgum woodland and snowgrass plains, pristine rivers and streams, historic huts, the list goes on.
|Mt Cobberas 1||Golden Moth Orchid|
What do we do?
- Environmental monitoring and surveys
- Group camp outs and walks
- Walking track maintenance
- Pest plant and animal monitoring and control
- Removing old wire fences and posts
- Erosion control on tracks and roads
- Current projects
- Forthcoming activities
Mixing a tasty bait for a small mammal survey
Weed buster week
Why not!! You'll enjoy the company of new friends, spend time in fresh mountain air, with spectacular mountain views in a great part of the High Country.
Help contribute to the conservation of this remote area in the Alpine National Park.
Do I need to be fit or have experience?
No, bring your enthusiasm and you will find activities to be involved with.
Friends are all volunteers, working together and learning together.
Whether we are working on a walking track, searching for tiny native orchids, using a GPS to record rabbit warrens, tackling a weed problem, or just helping to suggest ideas for future projects - we can use your input.
Lunch - an essential ingredient of any Working Bee
Do you need help with advice on walking or other activities in the Cobberas area?
Join the Friends of the Cobberas and tap into the knowledge of fellow members.
For general information about walks, track conditions, water, campsites, vehicle access, or maps in the Cobberas area or the East Alps Unit of the Alpine National Park go to Parkweb or contact Parks Victoria information line on 13 1963 or Omeo office on (03) 5159 0600
Contact and Membership
Photo credits: Margaret Schutte, Ian Smith, Jenny Lawrence, Geoff Mattingley and Melbourne Bushwalkers