Walk Category: Day
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Mt Hotham, Bright
Walk Area: North East Victoria
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 381km (via Bright) or 463km (via Omeo)
Mobile Phone Coverage: Variable
Walk Details Collated: 2012
Walk Details Provided By: Mt Hotham Alpine Resort
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Corral Carpark/Transit Lounge:
Getting to Mt Hotham:
Option 1: Follow the Hume Freeway north past Benalla, turning off onto the B500 exit to 'Beechworth/Bright'. Follow signs to Bright and continue through Bright To Harrietville and eventually Mt Hotham on the Great Alpine Road.
Option 2: Follow the M1/CityLink/Monash Freeway east towards Gippsland and continue on this road to Bairnsdale. In Bairnsdale follow signs to Omeo or Great Alpine Road which will take you north to Mt Hotham.
Getting to start of walk from Mt Hotham village:
This walk starts at the 'Big D' chairlift near the corner of Great Alpine Road and Higgi Drive - the Big D is clearly sign posted. There is parking in the vicinity of the Big D and The General.
The bushwalking season for Mt Hotham is from November Cup Weekend to April (and perhaps mid May depending on the weather). For the remainder of the year the tracks may be covered by snow and the conditions are generally not be suitable for bushwalking.
Mt Hotham Resort: Resort information, events and accommodation.
Maps: VicMap 1:50,000 Bogong Alpine Area & Bogong Alpine Area Outdoor Recreation Guide, Spatial Vision Innovations, 2nd editon 2011
Parks Victoria: Alpine National Park website. Look for Park Note called 'Alpine NP - walks around walks around Feathertop,
Hotham and Dinner Plain' and
Bureau of Meteorology: Mt Hotham forecasts
Bushwalking Victoria's advocacy efforts aim to proactively influence decisions that impact on bushwalking and bushwalkers in Victoria, by engaging with key decision makers and land managers such as Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)to ensure that bushwalking issues and opportunities are understood and considered when policies and decisions are made that impact on the bushwalking community in Victoria.
Below is a list of campaigns that we encourage you to join: