Getting to Mt Hotham

Hotham is located at the highest point of the Great Alpine Road – a classic Australian motoring route. There is sealed road access from both sides of the mountain, ample overnight parking and unloading zones close to the accommodation.

A Resort Entry Fee is applied to vehicles and passengers of coaches and taxis entering the resort during the declared snow season. Details of resort entry fees can be found on the Mt Hotham web site.

From Melbourne

  • Fly direct from Melbourne Airport to Hotham Airport. The airport is 20 kms from Hotham and 10 kms from Dinner Plain and is Australia’s highest commercial airport
  • Take the Hume Highway to Wangaratta and then the Great Alpine Road via Bright and Harrietville, travel time is about 4.5 hours. Most people travel this way.
  • Or take the Princes Highway to Bairnsdale and the Great Alpine Road via Omeo and Dinner Plain, travel time is about 5.5 hours.
  • Coaches depart daily from Melbourne’s Spencer Street Coach Terminal and Tullamarine Airport and travel via the Hume Highway to¬†Myrtleford, Bright and Harrietville.

You must carry snow chains at all times during the declared snow season, and fit them where directed. It’s a legal requirement for all vehicles entering the Alpine Road Reserve, and it’s also a safety measure. You can rent chains at the base of the mountain.

Overnight Visitors

For overnight visitors, car parking is available below Bus Stop 8 towards the Wire Plain cross-country area, depending on demand. Look for the large red sign indicating the start of overnight parking. Getting back to the village is easy with the free village transport service that will collect you from within the overnight car-parking zone. If in doubt with where to park, please check with the Resort Management Office or ask a parking attendant.

On Friday night parking attendants are on duty until 3am to assist and direct arrivals to overnight car-parking areas.