With loads of activities in summer, Hotham and Dinner Plain offer the perfect cool retreat. Take up one of the many activities available or get creative and make up your own... on offer all summer long. There is also a children's playground at Dinner Plain near the DP Hut and day carpark.
The highest bitumen road in Australia is a great place for incredibly scenic road cycling sessions in summer, particularly for those competitive riders wishing to engage in altitude training. The climb (or descent) from Harrietville covers 38km of winding road and forms part of the annual Hotham Challenge Ride Weekend. A simple ride between Dinner Plain and Hotham is a great way to escape the everyday amongst the high country snowgums. Why not challenge yourself with a journey to Omeo or Harrietville.
Explore ‘the back tracks’ at Hotham and Dinner Plain with undulating ridgeline rides, amazing views and coasting downhill runs through snowgum forests, creek crossings, jumps and bush tracks. Mountain biking is not permitted on the downhill ski runs at Hotham, however there are numerous fire trails and 4WD tracks that wind through the bush, so there’s plenty of places to explore on your bike.
Scenic Touring and Motorcycling
Whether you are on four wheels or two, Dinner Plain and Hotham offer a great base to explore the very best of the Great Alpine Road with 308km of touring routes and stunning scenery. Hotham is the highest vantage point along the famous Great Alpine Road, one of the most iconic and romantic scenic drives in Victoria. Maps are available at local visitor information centres and at Hotham and Dinner Plain.
As the highest alpine resort in Victoria, Hotham is blessed to have a challenging range of 4WD tracks at the doorstep. Tracks wind their way through rolling high plains, river crossings and razorbacks. You haven’t been 4WDing until you have experienced Hotham.
Panoramic vistas and picnic spots
Take advantage of our stunning vantage points, from the top of Hotham to the bottom where the rivers flow with the spring snow melt. There are many locations to enjoy uninterrupted 360 degree views to take in a setting sun, all within easywalking distance from your lodge. Find your own lush grassy paradise by taking one of our walking trails sheltered by shady snowgums.
Pack a picnic lunch and walk along the Cobungra Ditch Walk where you can access the famous Silver Brumby Hut which was built in 1992 as a temporary film prop for the Australian film “The Silver Brumby”, based on the famous novel by Elyne
Hotham hosts a number of areas of environmental significance for flora and fauna within the resort. Pick up a wildflower guide book at the Resort Management Board Office (or Transit Lounge on weekends) and spot different species along the way. Hotham is home to a number of threatened species such as the Mountain Pygmy-Possum, Alpine She-Oak Skink and Alpine Bog Skink plus endangered flora such as the Mountain Daisy, Dwarf Sedge and Rock Tussock-Grass.
Mount up for a day’s horseriding adventure. During the green season, horseriding will be available from Dinner Plain and through the Victorian High Country. Riding through the snowgums, wildflowers and grasslands is a truly unique alpine experience. Contact Dinner Plain Trail Rides on 1300 855 907.
Tennis courts are available for hire during business hours in the green months. Racquets and balls are also available. Book courts and hire at Accommodation Services of Dinner Plain 03 5159 6696.
Courses located at the following valley venues: Bright Golf Course, Omeo Golf Club & Tambo Valley Golf Course.
Myabi Hair Design
Open year round and located at the Onsen Retreat + Spa Dinner Plain, Myabi’s services include facials and special occasion hair and makeup.Phone: 03 5150 8805. Bookings essential. Email: email@example.com
For more information on summer activities call the Mt Hotham Resort Management Board on (03) 5759 3550, Hotham Skiing Company on (03) 5759 4444 or Dinner Plain Information Centre on 1300 734 365.