Mt Hotham: High Country Charms Year Round
Mt Hotham is a stunning destination in Victoria’s high country. With sweeping views from alpine peaks, cross-country ski trails and forest tracks ideal for hiking, cycling or horse riding, this is the perfect destination for an outdoor adventure.
The region averages 25 degrees during the summer. Hiking options include the Mount Feathertop Razorback Trail along the crest of the mountain from Mount Hotham to Federation Hut. You can follow in the footsteps of cattlemen pioneers with a horse-riding tour thorough the High Country. Or hire a bike and cycle through forest, past fields of wildflowers and through colourful villages. Visit an assortment of the food producers and wineries along the way. Why not fill up your picnic basket and settle in for a lunch with a view?
Mt Hotham has a reputation as Australia’s ‘powder capital’ with Victoria’s highest annual snowfall. There are over 320 hectares of ski fields and13 ski lifts so don your skis or snowboard, or hire a toboggan to enjoy the best of the Victorian winter. The Mount Hotham/Dinner Plains Ski Trail is just one option, parading you via striking snow gums and stunning views extending to Mount Tabletop and the Dargo High Plains.
Mt Hotham is the only Australian ski resort with its own airport, which makes it very accessible. The village is located at the top of the mountain, and it boasts plenty of facilities including shops, cafes and restaurants. There is a variety of chalets, lodges and cottages available at both Mount Hotham, and the nearby village of Dinner Plain. Looking to indulge after a hard day’s skiing? In that case, you might want to rejuvenate at The Onsen Retreat and Spa in Dinner Plain, a Japanese bathhouse offering spas, massages and a range of other relaxing treatments.