Escape the city for fresh mountain air and balmy temperatures, perfect for outdoor adventures and taking in 360-degree alpine views.
The snow down
Get set for adventure on skis or snowboard at Australia's 'powder capital', which regularly posts Victoria's highest annual snowfall.
Bask in short sleeves at Mount Hotham with average summer temperatures of 25 degrees. Walk along cross-country ski trails, trek to Falls Creek, or take the iconic Mount Feathertop Razorback Walk along the crest of the razorback from Mount Hotham to Federation Hut.
Saddle up for horse riding and cast a line into some of Victoria's best trout fishing waterways. Mountain bike along scenic downhill trails and coast back up on the chairlift, which operates over Christmas/New Year and again over Easter.
Satisfy your alpine appetite with a tasty country meal at Graze at Rundells Alpine Lodge in luxurious Dinner Plain, which also offers a supermarket and a range of accommodation options.
Take a tour
When the snow disappears you'll find top touring, with spectacular views around every turn. Drive or cycle the 230-kilometre Bogong Alpine Way through Bright, Mount Beauty, Falls Creek and over Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
Things to do
Experience for yourself the forests, wildflowers, high country plains and rocky escarpments of the famous Alpine National Park and Mount Buffalo.
Gallop through stunning alpine scenery on trails traversed by Victoria's pioneering mountain cattlemen and The Man From Snowy River.
Take up the challenge to cycle up the High Country's highest peaks or simply enjoy meandering rides between regional wineries and gourmet producers.