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Mt Hotham Self Guided Eco Walk
Alpine National Park

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  • Walk Length: 8 km or 16 km
  • Walk duration: 3 - 4 hours or 6 - 8 hours
  • Walk Grade: Easy Medium
  • Walk Style: One way or Return
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Walk Summary

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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Getting There

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.

Further Information

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.

Vicmap:  Index to Hard Copy topographic maps; Online access to 1:30,000 topographic maps

Maps: VicMap 1:50,000 Bogong Alpine Area & Bogong Alpine Area Outdoor Recreation Guide, Spatial Vision Innovations, 2nd editon 2011

Parks VictoriaAlpine 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

Mobile phone coverage information  

Alpine Shire Visitor Information

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