While Melbourne recorded the wettest October in 35 years, the past weekâ€™s rain has also given the VictorianÂ Alps a good soaking and washed away most of the remaining winter snow.
A huge 158mm of rain fell at Hotham over the past week and, combined with the snow melt, has helped to keep the surrounding rivers and dams nice and full.
Hotham has emerged from the downpour in a sea of green, as the grass, trees and bushes spring back to life after being buried by snow for the past four months.
The Alpine spring flowers are just starting to yawn, stretch and reach towards the sun, creating colourful rainbows across the valleys.
Come and discover the unique alpine flora and fauna. You can hike, bike or horse ride your way along the numerous tracks and paths designed for summer exploring.
Check out the summer packages available to help to you escape for a weekend or a week.
Image: the view to Feathertop on 3 November
03 November 2010