• Hotham is picture perfect. Tourism North East
    Hotham is picture perfect. Tourism North East

Great Walks readers are invited to explore Mt Hotham’s iconic alpine tracks and trails with the official opening of Mt Hotham’s Summer Walking Season on Saturday, December 2nd.

A free guided walk on opening day marks the beginning of a warm summer season filled with unique alpine flora, High Country history and endless breathtaking views.

Event Details

  • Date and Time: Saturday, December 2, 2023, starting at 09:00
  • Meeting Point: Resort Management Building
  • Route: Mt Loch and the Mt Hotham Huts Walk, concluding at Silver Brumby Hut
  • Duration and Distance: Approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes, walking 15 -18 kms
  • Guide: 1 registered local mountain guide
  • Group Size: Limited to 14 guests (register to secure your place)
  • Bushwalking experience and a reasonable level of fitness is recommended

The guided walk offers great views from Mt Loch, Golden Point and Spargo’s Hut, with the guide sharing insights into the diverse alpine flora and fauna, along with captivating stories of the region's history. Participants will traverse the stunning landscapes, including Mt Loch, the Australian Alps Walking Track, and the renowned Mt Hotham Huts Walk.

To register for the Opening Weekend Free Guided Walk, email info@mthotham.com.au
or call (03) 5759 3550

About Mt Hotham
Mt Hotham, nestled in the heart of the Victorian Alps, is renowned for its winter skiing and snowboarding. In the summer, it transforms into a stunning alpine landscape, offering visitors an array of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and breathtaking scenic walks from the highest alpine village in Victoria. For more info click here

Here's one of our favourite Hotham walks: Bon Accord Track
Grade: Difficult | Time:9-10 hours | Distance: 24km return

Start: The route begins from the Bon Accord Track at Harrietville, just off the Great Alpine Road. Before the Great Alpine Road was built, the Bon Accord Spur was the route taken by walkers, horse riders and pack horses to Mount Hotham. Today it provides a challenging but rewarding walk to Mount Hotham, or it can be part of a longer overnight itinerary (34km) taking in the Razorback and Bungalow Spur by camping at Federation Hut. The Bon Accord track itself is relatively steep the whole way, so a good level of experience and fitness is required. The first section follows the Ovens River – East Branch for about 5km and then the steep climb up the spur starts from the bridge at Washington Creek.

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