Cope Hut was built in 1929. The structure is made from adzed softwood and polished hardwood with a corrugated iron roof. Materials came by dray to Dibbins, then by sled to the High Plains. The hut was classified by the National Trust in 1988.
The districts surrounding High Country were home to the legendary cattlemen, immortalised by poet AB 'Banjo' Paterson in The Man from Snowy River. You'll still find their historic huts on the Bogong High Plains and Mount Buller. The rustic huts were built by the cattlemen to use as shelter when driving their cattle up to the plains in summer.