Located in the Victorian Alps of the Great Dividing Range, Mount Hotham summit rises to an altitude of 1,862 metres. It is about 357 km north east of Melbourne, 746 km from Sydney (an hour by plane from Sydney to its airport near Dinner Plain). The nearest major road to the mountain is the Great Alpine Road.

Mount Hotham, Victorian Alpine Region
Mount Hotham, Victorian Alpine Region

The Hotham Alpine Resort is located on the slopes of Mount Hotham and adjoining mountains, with a modern lift network and offering plenty of steep skiing. Mount Hotham has the second biggest vertical rise of any Victorian ski resort, with great backcountry skiing and boarding to be had. After a thrilling work out, meals can be had at Dinner Plain, about 10 minutes drive from Mount Hotham ski fields.

Part of the scenic Great Alpine Road drive, Mount Hotham is located in the Alpine National Park, which contains 10 of the 11 highest mountains in the state, Mount Hotham being the parks highest point.

Mount Hotham is known to have short, cool summers and long, very cold winters.

Flora at Mount Hotham

There is plenty to see for those into flora and fauna at Mount Hotham. Among the flora to watch out for include Mountain Daisy, Dwarf Sedge and Rock Tussock-grass.

Footnote & References

  1. Alpine Shire – the shire site has plenty of information for visitors including attractions, maps, festivals and events, https://www.alpineshire.vic.gov.au/
  2. Mt Hotham Track Notes, Self Guided Eco Walk, Mt Hotham Track Notes – Bushwalking Victoria, https://bushwalkingvictoria.org.au/

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