- Dinner Plain, Australia
Dinner Plain Location
From the Northern side of Melbourne head up the Hume Freeway (M31) to the Great Alpine Road (B500) exit near Wangaratta. Follow the Great Alpine Road through the picturesque Ovens Valley to Harrietville, before the spectacular drive up to Mount Hotham Resort. Dinner Plain is is a further 11km along the Great Alpine Road towards Omeo.
Drive time: 4.5 hours from Melbourne.
From the South-Eastern side of Melbourne, or in case of road closure between Harrietville and Hotham, take the Princes Freeway (A1) through Gippsland to Bairnsdale.
The Great Alpine Road (B500) heads north from Bruthen through the spectacular high country to Omeo. Dinner Plain is a further 43 km from Omeo, heading towards the Alpine National Park.
Drive time: 5 hours
Fill your car’s tank before driving up the mountain and don’t forget the antifreeze and alpine diesel during the winter months.
Harrietville and Omeo are your last stops for fuel – there is no fuel at Dinner Plain or Mount Hotham.
The Hotham Airport at Horsehair Plain is the highest commercial airport in Australia. Why drive when you can fly directly into Hotham airport, landing just 10 kms from Dinner Plain and 20kms from the slopes!
Hotham's airport is serviced by QantasLink from Sydney during the ski season with a number of charter operators also flying in year round. www.qantas.com.au
A number of charter operators fly in to the Hotham Airport year round including (but not limited to):
Ausjet: 03 9379 6999
Bairnsdale Air Charter: 03 0428 524 617
Lilydale Air Charters: 03 9739 1211
If you want to leave the car at home, there are a number of coach services that can help you get to Dinner Plain and Hotham.
For more information please call the Dinner Plain Visitor Information Centre -1300 734 365
Friday and Sunday coach services running direct to Hotham Alpine Resort from Albury Airport. Guests travelling through to Dinner Plain are welcome to change services to the Hotham - Dinner Plain Shuttle Service.
At Hotham and Dinner Plain, Christian's Bus Co specialises in Luxury 4WD Services and 5 Star Coach travel. Phone: 1300 722 191
Snowball Express coaches complete with video & toilet will get you all the way Hotham Alpine Resort during winter. Phone: 1300 656 546. Continue your travel to Dinner Plain on the Shuttle Bus or with Christians Taxi Service.
Hoys Booking Service can help organise transport from Melbourne, Albury, Bright, Harrietville and the airports. Most people travel to Dinner Plain and Hotham Alpine Resort by car through Harrietville. If you are travelling by bus or 4WD taxi, leave your car in the Hoys security carpark. Phone: 1800 467 669
Visitors to Victoria’s north east can take advantage of the Alps Bus Link operating between Omeo and Bright on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer and winter months. The service stops at Dinner Plain in the morning and the afternoon and links up with V-Line services operating from Wangaratta and Bairnsdale. Phone: 1300 722 191