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Mt Hotham Walking Season & Free Guided Walk!

Nature enthusiasts are invited to explore Mt Hotham’s iconic alpine tracks and trails with the official opening of Mt Hotham’s Summer Walking Season on Saturday, December 2nd. A free guided walk on opening day marks the beginning of a warm summer season filled with unique alpine flora, High Country history and endless breathtaking views. 

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Mt Hotham Summer Walking Season!

Event Details

Date and Time: Saturday, December 2, 2023, starting at 09:00
Meeting Point: Resort Management Building
Route: Mt Loch and the Mt Hotham Huts Walk, concluding at Silver Brumby Hut
Duration and Distance: Approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes, walking 15 -18 kms
Guide: 1 registered local mountain guide
Group Size: Limited to 14 guests
Bushwalking experience and a reasonable level of fitness is recommended

The guided walk offers great views from Mt Loch, Golden Point and Spargo’s Hut, with the guide sharing insights into the diverse alpine flora and fauna, along with captivating stories of the region's history. Participants will traverse the stunning landscapes, including Mt Loch, the Australian Alps Walking Track, and the renowned Mt Hotham Huts Walk.


  • Majestic views from Mt Loch
  • Plenty of photo opportunities along the Australian Alps Walking Track
  • Exploration of iconic Mt Hotham Huts Walk
  • Visit to historical Derricks Hut and Spargo’s Hut
  • Scenic descent into Swindlers Creek Valley
  • Stroll along the old water race that forms the Cobungra Ditch Trail
  • Rest by the cool stream at the picturesque Silver Brumby Hut
  • Optional lift out of the valley, back to the village
  • Drinks at The General Hotel to share stories and photos after the walk

Bookings for the guided walk are required due to the small sized group number. To register for the Opening Weekend Free Guided Walk, email or call (03) 5759 3550

Make it a Weekend Getaway

To make the most of the walking season opening, we recommend arriving on Friday, December 1st and spending the night in Victoria’s highest alpine village. From cosy lodges to luxury apartments and chalets, there are plenty of options for your summer adventure - find your perfect summer retreat here.


Be prepared

Don't forget - weather conditions can still change rapidly with snowfalls and blizzards are possible at any time of the year. Check for current local weather conditions before commencing any adventure, regardless of season, and pack accordingly.