BEST OF MOUNT HOTHAM TRAVEL
A QUICK GUIDE TO AN AMAZING HOLIDAY AT HOTHAM
Setting itself apart with the promise of pure adrenalin and awe inspiring adventure, as one of Australia’s highest and most remote alpine destinations Hotham shines as an exciting escape for thrill seeking, high altitude experiences. Visit in winter to explore Hothams breathtaking 320 hectares of ski terrain and discover why they call this the home of high country skiing.
An unforgettable scenic journey by both air and road, the trip to Hotham wont dissapoint. If self driving you can park right on the mountain (and in many cases directly out the front of your hotel or chalet) For a curated personal journey arrange a private transfer or air charter for breathtaking aerial views of Victoria’s Alpine ranges.
Approximately 4.5 hours drive from Melbourne (via Bright) and 8 hours from Sydney, Hotham Alpine Resort is located at the crest of the Great Alpine Road, the highest bitumen road in Australia. By road the resort is 357km from Melbourne, 746km from Sydney and 882km from Adelaide.
Ensure you carry chains and drive with caution at all times. You can check if chains are required on the Mount Hotham Website here. Open our curated Mount Hotham Google Map to plan your trip using Google Maps.
The ultimate way to arrive in the snow with no queues, very little travel time and superb personalised service to work around your every requirment. There are many airlines offering charter services to Hotham though these are a few of our favourites.
Vortex Air (Melbourne)
An Australian family owned and operated company based at Moorabbin Airport, Vortex Air charters flights to Mount Hotham from just $345 per person return (45minute flight). Fly in for the day or stay as long as you please with a range of Hotham holiday packages available. Vortex Air offers free car-parking at Moorabbin, complimentary use of their fully equipped lounge and bar, un-paralleled customer service, express check-in and the ability to fly to your own schedule. View more on Vortex Air in the directory
Microflite Helicopter Services operate the largest helicopter fleet in Victoria. Based in Melbourne and flying all over Victoria, the famous red helicopters are synonymous with luxury charter. View more on Microflite in the directory
AustAir Jet (Sydney)
The luxury option in Australian domestic charter AustAirJet is based at Bankstown Airport and provides a unique, complete service to both corporate and leisure travellers. The AustAir Jet luxurious Cessna Citation Jet is fully equipped for the snow with de-icing equipment and weather radar. Catering for the flight is naturally complementary. Prices from $1290 per person for a group of 6, day return. AustAir Jet also offers a VIP Passenger Lounge at Bankstown Hangar, Free secure car parking and complementary pick up from your hotel or home when within a 50km radius of Bankstown Airport.
View AustAir Jet in the directory
Jetcorp Australia offer an extensive fleet of luxury charter aircraft ranging from small to large and are able to cater to groups of any size, particularly popular for private regional travel is the BEECHCRAFT KING AIR 200. JetCorp is capable of providing high quality, professional aviation services, pilots are well aware of the limitations and merits of Mt. Hotham Airport and which aircraft can be safely operated into the strip, summer and winter View more on JetCorp in the directory
Find all private charter companies flying to Mt. Hotham on the Mt. Hotham website.
SKI HIRE AND APRE’S WEAR
Every ski and board requirement can be met on the mountain with various venues offering equipment sales and hire plus apres ski wear and accessories.
One Tree Sports
For the ultimate in alpine style head to luxury on mountain store, One Tree Sports. This elegantly styled store offers a complete hire/sales service, designer apres ski wear, accessories and locally designed gift-wares. View One Tree Sports in the directory
Visit Hotham Central to discover a host of welcoming stores ready to ensure your every requirement is catered for including all required lift passes and tickets (if not pre-arranged – buy lift passes and tickets online here). If required you will also find the ski school booking office and information centre within the Hotham Central complex.
From quaint village chalets to vibrant high mountain apartments, find your home away from home and settle into the mountain to experience everything Hotham has to offer. Don’t forget to ask your hotel about the over snow porter service and have your luggage transported from your vehicle to your accommodation with minimal fuss.
Under the Moonlight
A unique architecturally designed chalet located in the quaint surrounds of dinner plain. Features exceptional views and luxe indoor spa. Perfect for a romantic getaway.
White Crystal Apartments
Vibrant modern apartments located within the Hotham Central Complex offering the ultimate in convenience. Apartments feature balconies with views of Hotham village and ski fields, indoor spa’s and modern furnishings. Perfect for families and large groups. View White Crystal Apartments in the directory
Boutique hotel style accommodation and exceptional ski chalets across the mountain. Offers classic european styling, designer furnishings and quality finishes throughout all properties. Perfect for all travellers. View Chalet Hotham in the directory
Rundells Alpine Lodge
Classic mountain style lodge located in the heart of Dinner Plain offering elegant accommodations, on premise restaurant and alpine bar. Perfect for families, romantic getaways and those wanting easy access to everything they need.
View Rundells Alpine Lodge in the directory.
Mount Hotham Accommodation
Mt. Hotham’s largest accommodation management group offers a range of on mountain stays to suit all requirements. Search the Mt. Hotham Website to see all available accommodation on the mountain.
Fine food and wine abound on the mountain with no shortage in dining options. Visit these gourmet destinations for the finest in Hothams friendly service.
A modern Alpine restaurant, located at Hotham Central. Shared dishes, casual dining, cocktails, craft beer, local and international wines. The newest must visit dining venue from Michael Ryan and Jeanette Henderson of two-hat Provenance Restaurant in Beechworth, YAMA Kitchen is perfect for a relaxed fine dining launch or dinner experience.
(Dinner Wed-Sun, Lunch Sat-Sun) (Must Try!)
Bookings on +61 3 5759 3456
View Yama Kitchen in the directory
Set amidst the action in the heart of Hotham village, enjoy drinks and regional gourmet fare with locals and a spectacular view at this vibrant casual venue loved by all.
(All day, 7 days a week, amazing for breakfast)
‘Graze’ at Peppers Runnels Alpine Lodge
Elegant Alpine Dining in the heart of Dinner Plain. Warm up by the fire place, sink into the big lounges, grab a local wine, some great food and enjoy the rustic alpine charm.
(7 days from 4:30pm)
View Rundells Alpine lodge in the directory
Zirky’s Cafe, Bar and Bistro
Centrally located in the heart of Hotham Village the renowned Zirky’s is a unique all inclusive complex offering thirty luxurious ski-in / ski-out apartments, a gourmet bistro, cafe, alpine bar and designer retail store with high end equipment hire service.
(Dining almost anytime breakfast, lunch and dinner)
View Zirky’s in the directory
Take time out and soak away the aches of a day on the slopes.
Unwind in tranquil surrounds with indoor swimming, an outdoor Onsen (heated spa) and a range of specialty spa treatments. View Onsen Spa in the Directory
Keep your glow in the snow with Australian made Travel Skincare by Sodashi. Available to purchase from Onsen Spa, Dinner Plain along with a selection of spa products and giftware.
Enjoy views across Mount Hotham as you check into White Spa, located within the Hotham Central complex. View White Spa in the Directory
Add to your Mt. Hotham holiday with additional exclusive experiences.
On mountain yoga and excercise
Try meditation, yoga, and other exercise classes on the mountain with group classes weekly at Onsen Spa Dinner Plain and private classes offered at your accommodation ($220 per hour, 1 – 3 Participants Max | Suitable space must be available in your Accommodation). To arrange your visit Please call 5150 2220. Min 4 hrs notice required
Sled Dog Tour
Explore the mountain trails at a thrilling pace on a Sled Dog Tour with Howling Huskys. Experiences from $300 for 2 people. Bookings Essential: 0488 040 308
Scenic Flights / Falls Creek Helicopter Link
Take a a scenic flight or a trip to Falls Creek and back with HeliLink Return flights are $170 p/p (adult) | $140 p/p (child 15 years old or younger) Bookings essential: call 1300 731 450 or book online
Luxe Wine and Snow Tour
Book a Brown Brothers sparkling sunset tour to enjoy a private ride to the summit and experience sunset over the mountain with a glass of champagne in hand. Guests ride in a comfortable, heated, purpose built cabin on the back of a Kassbohrer (snow grooming machine) up to the summit of Mt Hotham. From there you get to experience the majestic view at 1861m above sea level. See Crosscut Saw National Park, Mt Buller, Mt Stirling, Mt Feathertop, the Bogong High Plains and on a clear afternoon, Mt Kosciuszko in NSW. Enjoy gourmet nibbles, Brown Brothers wines and Corona beer.
Tours offered seven days per week (weather permitting) for up to eight people per tour.
Price: Adult: $55 | Under 18: $20
Tours depart 4.45pm sharp, returns 6.30pm
Bookings are essential. Contact Mount Hotham Guest Services on 03 5759 4470
MOUNT HOTHAM GOOGLE MAP
Plan your holiday using Google Maps. See all our suggested destinations below or if your driving to the area see our complete High Country Tour Guide + Map