Mt Hotham Accommodation .SKI apartment is located 357 kilometres to the north east of Melbourne as is approximately 4.5hrs from Melbourne by road. From Melbourne itself there are two main routes to getting here.
This takes approximately 4.5 hrs from Melbourne Follow the Hume Hwy north via Seymour and exit onto the Snow Road at Glenrowan. Turn right where the Snow road intersection the The Great Alpine Road. This takes you directly to Mt Hotham via the townships of Myrtleford, Bright, and Harrietville.
The route is a little longer (approximately 5.5 hrs) than the Hume Highway from Melbourne’s north, however it may be a better option for those approaching from the east. Take the Monash Freeway / Princes Hwy to Bairnsdale, then Omeo. From Omeo, follow the Great Alpine Road to Hotham.
The Millawa Cheese Factory is a family favourite.
Red Ramia Trading with strange exotic Middle Eastern treasures tucked away in this little pocket of NE Vic; though not always open when you want it, the local Second Hand Bookstore is always worth a visit.
For those interested in a great meal before the drive up the hill or on your way down.. The Bright Brewery and Burgerville has some of the best meals in town. Be sure to stock up on any food your are bringing up at the local supermarkets in Bright. There is a Woolworths and an IGA in the town as well as the Edelweiss Bakery. Bright IGA will deliver to Hotham for a $7 delivery fee (excellent value) worth considering if you are travelling by bus or from interstate or simply wish to not worry about food supplies on your drive up.
Ph +61 3 5755 1 for more information. There are supermarkets on Mt Hotham but they are smaller in range and variety.
Bright the last stop for petrol or alpine diesel before arriving at Mt Hotham. (Omeo is the last fuel stop from the other approach).
Please note there is no chemist located on the mountain and it is worthwhile considering bringing any medications you think you may need (e.g.. kids Panadol, ventolin etc.). There is a medical centre in the village and it is staffed all Winter in the unfortunate event of an emergency.
Resting at the bottom of the steep climb up to Mt Hotham, the Snowline Hotel is a great Gastro pub with great food offering at lunch and dinner.
If you don’t have wheel chains already (it is a legal requirement in Winter months) it is worthwhile heading into Hoy’s to hire wheel chains before you head up the hill. These guys have been there for years, they know their stuff and besides there are no more options after this. Get them to give you a demonstration of how to fit your chains to save paying someone to do it for you later.
Hoy's operates a chain fitting service whenever conditions require them to be fitted on the Great Alpine Road from Harrietville to the Mt Hotham village, their staff will fit your own chains for a small fee. Might be the best money spent on a cold, snowy evening in Winter! This mobile service is located at designated roadside chain fitting bays. Their vans are easily identified with flashing orange lights on the roadside of the Great Alpine road with the fitters wearing bright coloured safety vests. These champions brave the cold and often just pop over to check if you are doing ok. Just another example of the great Hotham mountain hospitality.
Please note that ALL vehicles visiting the alpine resort during Winter require a resort entry permit.
These are available online via the Resort Management Board who operated the Alpine Easy Access website.
For those wanting to head to Hotham via bus, there are a couple of options. The Snow Ball Express is a regular service and picks you up from multiple locations including Southern Cross Train Station, Melbourne Airport, Myrtleford, Bright and Harrietville.
Interstate visitors travelling by air can fly directly to Albury and catch a bus to Mt Hotham directly. Mt Hotham Airport is open to private charters (there are currently no direct commercial flights to this airport).
Apartment 10/1750 has an exclusive car park at its front door for maximum convenience. THe aparment is located at the start of Higgi Drive which is accessed through the Mt Hotham Central day carpark at Mt Hotham Central Village. A shovel is provided in the event that you have to dig your vehicle out following an epic snow storm during your stay. In the event that there is more than one car in your party and your have alot of gear, an oversnow service may be required. They can be contact on 0402 516 162.
General parking is available in designated parking areas along the Great Alpine Rd, 3km past Hotham Central towards Dinner Plain. A free bus shuttle service operates daily (6:45am till late) picking up at designated locations approximately every 15 minutes. Please do not park your vehicle in a day park overnight as you will incur a fine.