Head to the High Country for the holidays
There's no better time to head for the hills than summer - get up into the fresh, cool air for some hiking, biking and sunset cheers.
Our mountain is ripe for summer adventures, with starry-night glamping, luxe apartments, plus unique walking, hiking and cycling experiences.
Reconnect with nature, witness our world-class views and take a family-friendly stroll amongst the clouds.
Stay and get away from the frantic pace
Staying at Mt Hotham is the best way to slow the pace. Get away from the grind, take in the fresh mountain air, and have the best night's sleep you've had in a while. We have everything from friendly lodge accommodation to well-appointed apartments, find out more here.
Sleep among the stars in luxe comfort
Picture yourself watching the stars from Alpine Nature Experience's tree-top tents after a copious meal by the fire, or perhaps from under their Tipi, breathing the fresh alpine air surrounded by century old snow gums. It's an experience you can't get anywhere else in Australia.
So much to do, so little time
Exploring on foot
Wherever you walk at Mt Hotham, there's something wonderful to see. Whether it's simply the stunning 360 views, or the surprising colour of the snow gum forests, or our rich history still found in many places.
Our tips? See if you can find the opening for the Baldy Mine on the Summit (hint: It's not far from the top of the Summit chairlift).
Or take the short, steep walk to our new viewing platform on Mount Little Higginbotham and take in the entire Dargo Valley, then walk on a short distance and eat lunch at the picnic shelter at the top.
For the more adventurous, there are longer walks in the resort which you can find in our Trail Guide, or take a guided tour with Alpine Nature Experience. Don't forget to stop by Resort Visitor Information Office to pick up your copy of the Mt Hotham Flora Guide to take with you!
Or, if hiking isn't your speed, you can run our superb trails and take in our views at speed. The Cobungra Ditch trail in particular is set to become one of the alpine region's premier historic trail running routes with runners able to keep fit for over 10km of level track at an elevation of just over 1500m. Whilst taking in all that fresh air, absorb some of the fascinating mining history of the Ditch.
Wining and dining
Work up an appetite exploring our trails, then enjoy our local hospitality. Wherever you eat, you'll be enjoying the best views around!
The General caters for lunch and dinner with classic pub meals as well as tasty vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, plus the coffee is always on point. They're open 7 days a week.
Or you might fancy Alpine Nature Experience's classic wood fire pizza night every Saturday night. A great occasion to be social and meet other visitors for a set price, all-you-can-eat seasonal pizza under the stars.
First Run Cafe/Last Run Bar, located in the Lawlers Apartments complex (just above the Corral Car Park) and is a great place for a snack during your visit to Hotham. From Saturday 10 December they're open every weekend, and all week from January 3.
Zirky's Cafe will be open for select weekends over the holidays, including Australia Day, Easter, and March 27th - 31st.
E-bikes are here! You can hire an E-Cruiser (E-bike) and explore the resort in comfort - perfect for cruising the Brabralung Trail or exploring the resort's nooks and crannies without worrying about the hillls. Find out more here.
Remember to check our Summer Event Calendar to find out what's on!
Shuttles to/from Mt Hotham
Need someone to drop you off or pick you up at the end of your walk? Snow Dog Transport services Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing hikers with a daily shuttle service - available when pre-booked. Contact Hamish on 0491 723 650 or email@example.com to arrange your Hotham to Falls Creek, or Falls Creek to Hotham shuttle.
Loch car park closed to vehicles
The Loch car park is not available for vehicles until further notice, due to construction of the Alpine Gateway facility. That doesn't mean you can't hike the fabulous Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing of the Huts Walk - hikers still have access. We advise visitors to park in the Corral car park in the Mt Hotham village area and walk to the trailhead via the Summit trail, which takes you to the Diamantina Hut (roughly 2.3km from the Corral car park).
Fuel - there is no fuel supply at Mt Hotham, so remember to fill up before you leave. The closest fuel supplies are in Bright or Omeo.
Supermarket - The General runs a small supermarket for all your essentials (and a few non-essentials that no holiday is complete without!)
Resort Visitor Information Office operating hours
Our visitor information office is open 7 days a week, 8.30am – 4pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
Holiday period opening hours are as follows:
23 December 2022 to 26 December 2022 - Closed
27 December 2022 to 30 December 2022 - 9.30am - 4.00pm
31 December 2022 - Closed
1 January 2023 to 2 January 2023 - 9.30am - 4.00pm
You can call the office on 03 5759 3550 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org