Dinner Plain - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located on the Great Alpine Road, Dinner Plain is an all season mountain resort
with shops, restaurants, bars and a range of accommodation. Summer activities
include day walks, bush tracks, mountain bike riding, tennis, golf, white-water
rafting, high country horse riding, and mountain stream trout fishing.
Winter transform the landscape into a white winter wonderland that includes 16
kms of cross-country trails for downhill skiing and cross country skiing, a
beginner's downhill ski slope and ski school, a toboggan run, and a
regular shuttle bus service to Mount Hotham.
In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information. Click here for
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|Walks and Bush Trails
There are easy family day walks or the more challenging bush trails. With over
15 km of walks your choices range from walks around the village, a guided walk
to Mount Tabletop or a cross-country trail to Mount Hotham, 11 kms away. from
around the village. The walking season usually occurs between early November
until late April. Outside this period winter and early spring, it is usually
snow covered or too wet. Following are a selection of walks with many other
possibilities to choose from:
- Hotham - Dinner Plain Ski Trail 10 km one way
Starting at Dinner Plain Village and finishing at the Hotham General Store
this trail is never far from the Great Alpine Road. The walk meanders through
snow gum woodland and open snow plains.
- Mount Tabletop 10 km return Mount Tabletop is
a distinctive flat plateau linked to the Great Dividing Range by a low ridge. In
this untracked area of the Dargo River, there is a distinct feeling of
isolation. From JB Plain, walk (follow the old fence line) south across the
Plains for approximately 0.5 km. From here the route is marked by orange
triangular markers. After crossing small snow plains and snow gum woodland the
route drops down to Tabletop Creek then follows a long ridge up to the plateau.
The track is marked to a rocky outcrop just below the summit. Return by the same
- Carmichael Falls 2 km return The walk starts
at the sign post n the Dinner Plain (4WD) track directly south of the Dinner
Plain Village. the track leads to a lookout over picturesque falls among the
snow gums. DO NOT LEAVE HE TRACK OR APPROACH THE CLIFF.
- Precipice Plain 9 km return Walk or bike ride
along the Dinner Plain Track to a lookout across the remote Dargo Valley.
- Fitzy's Circus This short walk take you past
some of Diner Plains unique architecture.
- Oritey's Stretch your legs out around Oritey's -
go through the gate and follow the orange markers. Look out for the Alpine
Orites (a small heathy shrub) common in snow gum woodland, chiefly among
- Dinner Plain Loop This loop takes you past snow
gums and wildflowers. Part of the Dinner Plain Loop is named after Alice
Mansfield who shared her love and keen observations of Mount Buffalo with many
early tourists to the area and remains one of the Alps most famous women. For a
shorter walk, follow Vera Houghton - return to the Village via the Appian Way.
The average fit person can walk approximately 3 kilometres per hour, although
extra time must be given for steep climbs, taking photographs and rest stops.
When bush walking, observe minimal
Weather conditions can change rapidly in alpine areas. Snowfalls and blizzards
can be experienced any time of the year.
Be prepared and ensure you have the following:
- wind and waterproof jackets
- warm clothing - hats, gloves and strong footwear
- maps and compass
- first aid kit
- always let someone know where you are going, before you go!
Dinner Plain Tours
VIC Tours Outback
Shop 1, Dinner Plain Hotel, DINNER PLAIN VIC 3898
Ph: 03 5159 6608 Mobile: 0427 000 702
Catering for all ages, fitness and adrenalin levels. All tours are designed to
encompass and give as much knowledge as possible about the region visited,
whilst being conducted in an eco friendly manner. Variety of mountain biking and
hiking tours. You can also hire bikes and protective clothing. Drop into our
retail shop at Dinner Plain or visit our website.