How Could the Australian Alps Walking Track be improved?
Some additional campsites could be established along the track and water tanks provided at more locations. I think cattle should be excluded from the Victorian sections as their presence fouls the campsites and streams on part of the track. Track maintenance is also minimal and several sections are overgrown and it can be difficult to pick out the route (partly due to lack of use). For a world class route it is below world class as a track. I understand the dilemma faced by conservationists: whether to discourage use and preserve wilderness as an experience for a few hardy souls or to improve facilities to provide a wilderness experience for more people. In this case I believe the track should be promoted as a world class eco-tourism experience and made accessible to more people as a significant part of Australia’s natural heritage. I would recommend the Australian Alps Walking Track to all walkers. It is well worth the effort. See and experience it now for yourself and help to explain