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Flora and Field Guides

Flora Guide

Mt Hotham Resort Management is pleased to launch the first and only Mt Hotham Flora Guide, a comprehensive guide to the unique indigenous flowering plants that you can find within the resort.

The Mt Hotham Flora Guide was prepared by the Resort Management's Environment team with the generous funding support of the Alpine Garden Society Victorian Group (AGSVG) through their Australian Alpine Education and Research Grant Program.

The guide is the perfect way to identify the many beautiful flowers you find as you hike Mt Hotham's fabulous tracks and trails and also provides information about the mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs that rely on the local flora for food and habitat. 

You can download the Mt Hotham Flora Guide below (see link below), use our interactive guide online (click on the photo) or buy a printed copy from the Mt Hotham Resort Management Office for $5.

All proceeds from the printed guide will be used on revegetation projects in the resort, at the two Mountain Pygmy-possum (MPP) tunnels, focussing on plants that provide food for the MPPs. 

Click on the Mt Hotham Flora Guide cover below to view our interactive version online, or download a printable version here

Remember:  Take only photos, leave only footprints.

Our alpine environment is very sensitive and the flora and fauna are protected - you are not permitted to remove any plant material, and we ask that you take out everything you bring into the area.

About the AGSVG: The AGSVG is a group of gardeners, botanists and horticulturalists who are interested in sharing enthusiasm and knowledge about cultivating alpine and rock garden plants. They run the Australian Alpine Education and Research Grant Program to share knowledge of alpine species and their cultivation, along with supporting the protection of alpine plants

Field Guides

Walks are more interesting when you know what you are looking at, so it's fun to use the Guide to Wildflowers of the Foothills and Mountains of northeastern Victoria to try and identify the unique flowering plants in the Hotham region. You can view this online or download as a PDF.

There are a number of great mobile apps too - we love Museum Victoria's state and territory Field Guide apps and the Australian Museum's Frog ID appFor more useful nature and field guide apps, check Australian Geographic's recommendations.