Cope Hut Falls Creek

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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.

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Comments (17)

Imre Lakat on November 20, 2012

Very beautiful shot !

Like !

Best greetings , Imre

Stuart Smith on November 20, 2012



Muntanella on November 20, 2012

Beautiful, the old hut and the big tree! Like
Greetings, Susanne

dijest on November 20, 2012

Thank you Susanne - and Imre and Stuart! These huts in the "high Country" were built many years ago as refuges for the cattlemen who used to graze their stock here. Now mainly of interest to tourists they are located on the many bushwalks across this area. They have no doubt been instrumental in saving many lives of people caught out in poor weather conditions.

Stuart Smith on November 21, 2012

It would make a marvellous "tourist accommodation" cottage....

dijest on November 21, 2012

This is the best of the huts,(it was called the "Menzies" of the huts),but still very basic. All huts are meant for emergencies or overnight refuge for walkers, so paid accommodation is not on the agenda. Di

ebi lutze on November 21, 2012

Hi Diane * * from the group A1-Unique Australia . What a rare find and thanks for the info *L Regards Ebi

dijest on November 21, 2012

Thanks Ebi. The stopping of cattle grazing in National Parks has sparked much anger amongst the cattlemen = it will be interesting to see if the parks become more of a fire hazard without this grazing. Di

InTheBush on November 28, 2012

Hello Di, love your hut photo! As for the grazing, no doubt the fuels will build up quicker without grazing...but unfortunately for the cattlemen, National Parks increasingly have management plans aimed at conservation of the natural environment, and that does not always leave room for traditional uses...we experience this conflict in WA as well, in other contexts...Kind Regards Caroline

dijest on November 28, 2012

Hi Caroline I understand the need for the national. Parks, but sometimes feel the staff have too much to manage,leading to neglect in some areas. Farmers whose properties abut the parks have lost many stock to wild dogs and feral cats, while deers also abound. They do much damage and the Depts seem to be fighting a losing battle to control them. I love the parks, but hope the public is allowed to enjoy them with good management and that they are not just locked away and neglected. Di

InTheBush on November 28, 2012

Hello Di :-) I know what you mean about these things seeming like a losing battle :-( In the end, everything comes down to's so sad that the environment in general, including the management of National Parks & feral animal control, is given such a low priority whilst politicians continue to give themselves pay-rises and money is thrown at causes which appear to have very little support from the majority of the Australian people (can't go into it here, but no doubt you can think of a few examples yourself ;-))...

Daryl. on December 18, 2012

A great shot of the hut tucked away amongst the trees! Like,
Greetings, Daryl

dijest on December 18, 2012

Thanks Daryl, yes one of my favourites. Have a great Christmas. Cheers Dianne

JBTHEMILKER on December 18, 2012

There is a group for big trees. But I see you are fed up with the groups. Nice picture!

Andrei Matusov on January 17, 2013

Very beautiful view!!!


Guizel J.c on April 18, 2013

Beautiful composition and view



dijest on April 19, 2013

Thank you JC for visiting my gallery and your positive comments. All the best from Australia Dianne

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