Summer

With loads of activities in summer, Accommodation at Shepparton Alpine Club offers the perfect cool retreat.

Take up one of the many activities available or get creative and make up your own... on offer all summer long.

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Explore "the back tracks" at Hotham and Dinner Plain with undulating ridgeline rides, amazing views and coasting downhill runs through snowgum forests, creek crossings, jumps and bush tracks. Mountain biking is not permitted on the downhill ski runs at Hotham, however there are numerous fire trails and 4WD tracks that wind through the bush, so there"s plenty of places to explore on your bike.

Hotham hosts a number of areas of environmental significance for flora and fauna within the resort. Pick up a wildflower guide book at the Resort Management Board Office (or Transit Lounge on weekends) and spot different species along the way. Hotham is home to a number of threatened species such as the Mountain Pygmy-Possum, Alpine She-Oak Skink and Alpine Bog Skink plus endangered flora such as the Mountain Daisy, Dwarf Sedge and Rock Tussock-Grass.

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Bike Mt Hotham

The highest bitumen road in Australia is a great place for incredibly scenic road cycling sessions in summer, particularly for those competitive riders wishing to engage in altitude training. The climb (or descent) from Harrietville covers 38km of winding road and forms part of the annual Hotham Challenge Ride Weekend. A simple ride between Dinner Plain and Hotham is a great way to escape the everyday amongst the high country snowgums. Why not challenge your group to a journey from Omeo to Harrietville, overnighting at Shepparton Alpine Club?

Road Cycle or Mountain Bike Mt Hotham

Into road cycling or high altitude mountain biking? Mt Hotham is the highest alpine village in Australia and is home to the highest bitumen road in Australia. We have some amazing terrain for you and your mates to explore.

We have professional cyclists and weekend warriors ascending and descending all over the place after the snow has gone in early October through to late April each year.

Just one example of our incredible terrain is riding up (if you’re kind of mad) the Great Alpine Road from Bright or Harrretville to Hotham or rolling down the 38km bitumen road with the family from our lodge to Harrretville.

For our Mountain biking friends, there are trails from Hotham Heights to Dinner Plain, and even more is under development. You won't believe what it’s like up here until you see it for yourself. 

Contact us to learn more about our MTB and Road Cycling.

7 Peaks Ride the Ultimate Ascent Challenge for the dedicated road cyclist. See more info here or get your 7 Peaks passport now and start your journey.

Book in your whole club or family and friends now.

Contact our booking manager now to discuss your mountain bike clubs needs or just your family for an affordable memory filled weekend.

We can book your large group into adjoining lodges if extra accommodation is required.

 

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Test yourself against the most spectacular walks in the Victorian Alps this Summer, based at Shepparton Alpine Club at Mt Hotham.

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Whether you are on four wheels or two, Dinner Plain and Hotham offer a great base to explore the very best of the Great Alpine Road with 308km of touring routes and stunning scenery. Hotham is the highest vantage point along the famous Great Alpine Road, one of the most iconic and romantic scenic drives in Victoria. Maps are available at local visitor information centres and at Hotham and Dinner Plain.

Tennis courts are available for hire during business hours in the green months. Racquets and balls are also available. Book courts and hire at Accommodation Services of Dinner Plain 03 5159 6696.

Mount up for a day"s horse riding adventure. During the green season, horse riding will be available from Dinner Plain and through the Victorian High Country. Riding through the snowgums, wildflowers and grasslands is a truly unique alpine experience. Contact Dinner Plain Trail Rides on 1300 855 907

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Take advantage of our stunning vantage points, from the top of Hotham to the bottom where the rivers flow with the spring snow melt. There are many locations to enjoy uninterrupted 360 degree views to take in a setting sun, all within easy walking distance from your lodge. Find your own lush grassy paradise by taking one of our walking trails sheltered by shady snowgums.

Pack a picnic lunch and walk along the Cobungra Ditch Walk where you can access the famous Silver Brumby Hut which was built in 1992 as a temporary film prop for the Australian film, "The Silver Brumby", based on the famous novel by Elyne Mitchell.

As the highest alpine resort in Victoria, Hotham is blessed to have a challenging range of 4WD tracks at the doorstep. Tracks wind their way through rolling high plains, river crossings and razorbacks. You haven't been 4WDing until you have experienced Hotham. Shepparton Alpine is idealy placed for accommodation for the Beyond Hotham event.

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