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Happy holidays at Hotham!

Posted 16 December 2021


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.

 

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. 

Can you find the Fairy Tree on our Christmas Hills trails? Or the secret hollow among the snow gums on Mount Higginbotham (accessed from near the Davenport playground)?

For the more adventurous, there are longer walks in the resort which you can do with the help of our Track Notes, or take a guided tour with Alpine Nature Experience.  Don't forget to download the brand new 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.

The First Run Bar and Cafe is open Friday to Sunday over summer for dinner, and can also organise picnic packs for you so you can explore Hotham's many scenic picnic locations without worrying about a schedule. 

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.

E-biking

From 1 January 2022, 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.

 

Getting around

Free Diamantina shuttle for hikers 27-29 and 31 December 2021

Mt Hotham RMB is running a free Diamantina shuttle from 10am to 3pm each day from 27-29 and 31 December (inclusive). The shuttle will run in a continuous loop and will pick up/drop off at the Mt Hotham Transit Station (Corral Carpark), the Razorback trailhead (Diamantina Hut), and Loch car park. No bookings required, backpacks welcome but no bikes.

Shuttles to/from Mt Hotham

Need someone to drop you off or pick you up at the end of your walk? Mt Hotham Resort Management Board has partnered with a number of hiker transport providers, which you can find listed here. Please contact these providers directly to make a booking. 

 

Hiking/biking trail changes

While we hate to advise that there are some changes to parking and trail access in the resort, we hope you are as thrilled as we are that these temporary changes are required while we build some awesome new visitor facilities in the resort! If you're not familiar with our trails, please check our summer trail map for the locations mentioned. 

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).

Brabralung trail access

The Brabralung Trail is closed between Slatey Cutting and Skiers Tunnel while we start working on the Whisky Flat Recreational Facility. Guest parking is available at the Brandy Creek picnic ground, and hikers / riders can use the Brandy Creek Link Track to access the Dinner Plain side of the Brabralung Trail. 

 

Restocking supplies

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!)

Fishing gear, sunscreen, bike maintenance essentials and more - Snow Monkey is open over Summer for your recreational supply needs. 

 

Resort Management / Visitor Services operating hours

The Resort Management team is taking a break so our office will be closed from Saturday 18 December to Tuesday 4 January. In an emergency please call 000.