The Bogong High Plains are a section of the Alpine National Park in the Australian state of Victoria and are situated south of Mount Bogong. This area forms part of Australia's Great Dividing Range and in winter is one of the largest snow covered areas in the country. It can be easily accessed from the ski resorts of Mount Hotham and Falls Creek. The area is very popular for both summer and winter time activities.The area is popular for ski touring and all types of cross-country skiing through winter months. A trail called Australian Alps Walking Track is popular for hiking in summer and cross-country skiing in winter. Mountain biking and bushwalking are common in summer.
Local towns and villages provide the best possibility for exploring the areas. Two ski resorts, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek are within this area and are open for both summer and winter activities. Towns like Mount Beauty and Harrietville are also very popular.The area was first settled and explored by graziers seeking pastoral land mainly for cattle. The biggest early development for the area was the Kiewa Hydroelectric Scheme which began construction in the 1940s.