Village Facilities

Alpine Life Store

Open over The Christmas / New Year Period - check at store for opening times.

Alpine Store is your ski & fashion boutique in Dinner Plain. With a hand-picked selection from some of the best designers from Europe, America, Scandinavia and Australia.


EFTPOS facilities are available at most restaurants and shops.
Major credit cards are also accepted at most outlets.

An ATM is available in Hotham Central in Mt Hotham.


In 2020 Bus travel from Dinner Plain to Mt Hotham will require a pre-purchased SMART card.

SMART cards can be purchased at a reception, in Dinner Plain Accommodation and recharging your cards is done online at Alpine Spirit Coaches Re-Charge

  • Equipment is required to be loaded under the bus
  • Departure times are from the Onsen Bus stop Dinner Plain and the Transit Lounge Hotham
  • Dinner Plain Bus stops before the Onsen are up to 10 minutes prior to the timetable
  • Returning from Hotham the Bus will stop at Big D approximately 2 min after leaving the Transit lounge
  • Adverse weather/road conditions may affect the timetable
  • Family travel tickets are valid for the family travelling together.
  • Tickets can be purchased via credit card on the bus. However, surcharges will apply with all credit card transactions.
  • Child tickets are available for persons under 17

AIRPORT TRANSFERS - Exclusive Private Charter

4WD vehicles , a personalised professional service, to and from:

Albury Airport, Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Train Station

Other localities as required.

Snowball Express Mt Hotham Bus -- (previously known as Trekset Snowball Express)



Ph: 1300 656 546

Bus Timetabl e 2018

Smart Card FAQ

Car Parking

Car parking is provided at each house, lodge or apartment. When parking your car please take care that you do not accidentally park across the access to another house, lodge or apartment. Your car should have anti-freeze in the radiator and snow chains must be carried at all times during the snow season. Please ensure that you do not leave your handbrake on, as it will freeze.

Car Parking Additional

If you have insufficient parking at your lodge, please use the overnight car park located at Scrubbers End.

No charges apply. A permit is available from your accommodation provider (each registration number is required to obtain permits). This is strictly for guests staying in Dinner Plain only.

Onsen Retreat & Spa

Onsen Retreat and Spa presents a distinctly Australian interpretation of the Japanese Onsen experience. Offering complete wellness programmes for individuals or groups, of relaxing and therapeutic body and skin treatments, fitness, memberships and the simple experience of the "soak". Facilities include five treatment rooms including one couple's suite, indoor 15 meter lap pool, signature outdoor Onsen pool (40 degrees C), gymnasium, change areas with saunas and spas and a conference area seating 40 guests.

Please check with our office for current opening times.

Advance booking is highly recommended for treatments. Bookings are not required for casual communal bathing - communal bathing pass includes acces to saunas, spas, indoor lap pool, gymnasium and outdoor Onsen pool.

For bookings please call 5150 8880

Doctor and Medical Facilities

Summer - the Bright Medical Centre is located 60km from Dinner Plain. Should you require medical assistance please call 5750 1000 for an appointment.

Winter - The Mount Hotham Medical Centre is located in the corner of the Mt Hotham Day car park. Should you require medical assistance please call 5759 3551.

For Ambulance & Emergencies please call 000.

Driving Distances and Times

Dinner Plain village is situated 10 kilometres on the Omeo side of Mount Hotham.

The most traveled route is on the Hume Freeway and then via Milawa, Myrtleford, Bright and Harrietville.

The approximate distance and travel times to Dinner Plain are based on summer road conditions and are as follows:

From Melbourne 385 km 5hr
From Sydney 718 km 10hr
From Canberra 518 km 8hr
From Adelaide 1,084 km 14hr

During winter the travel times may vary, subject to road and weather conditions.
In winter you will need anti-freeze for your car. All vehicles, including 4WDs, must carry snow chains. Please note that diesel vehicles require diesel alpine mix whilst in the snow.

Lost Property

Please contact our office within 7 days of your departure to claim your items. Lost property can be forwarded to you & postage costs charged to the credit card on your booking.


Australia Post provides a daily mail service to Dinner Plain. The postbox is located in Big Muster Drive at the Dinner Plain Accommodation Office.


Complimentary trail maps are provided throughout Dinner Plain. We also stock a selection of maps on the region.

Village Map

Walking Trail Map


Newspapers are available from The General Store at Mount Hotham.


On your departure, the nearest petrol stations are located in Omeo 45 kms and Bright 75 kms.

Omeo Service Station: 03 5159 1600

Petrol is not available at Harrietville/Mt Hotham/Dinner Plain.


Hotel High Plains

OPEN daily from 4 pm.

Bookings essential 03 5159 6324

Mountain Kitchen

OPEN for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week from 8:00 am during winter

Please call 03 5159 6560 regarding catering for large groups.

Dinner Plain Hotel

OPEN from 11.00am for Lunch and Dinner. Please call 03 5159 6462 for large bookings.

Alpuhutte Pizza Bar

Times TBA


If you are planning an outing in the Alpine High Country, please be aware that the weather conditions can change without a warning. Be prepared, advise someone of your intensions, dress appropriately, and take weatherproof clothing. It is advisable to take plenty of water and snacks for refreshment.

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For an extensive range of skis, boots and poles for hire and sale, call in at Rays & the team will fit you out with all your requirements for your ski holiday. They stock the largest range of snow chains. Snow chains are required to be carried by law during the winter season and must be fitted where directed.

Ray's Ski Shop - 1300 135 019 or 57521306 Visit Website


Alpine Life at Dinner Plain has an extensive range of clothing and souvenirs available to commemorate your visit to Dinner Plain. (Open winter only)

Snow Chains

Snow chains are required to be carried by law during the winter season and must be fitted where directed.

Chain Hire services are available from:

  • Ray's Ski Shop Myrtleford - 1300 135 019 or 5752 1306
  • Hoys Harrietville - 1800 467 669
  • Billies Ski Hire & Service Station - 03 5159 1600


The Brandy Creek supermarket is open during winter and is located on Big Muster Drive

Groceries are available at The General Store at Mount Hotham, summer and winter phone 5759 3523.

A supermarket is also available at Mount Hotham in the White Crystal building, during the winter months.


Telstra mobile network is available throughout our Village, as is Optus.


Our Digital Television has the following channels: ABC 1, 2, 3 and 24, SBS 1 and 2, Seven, Seven two, Seven mate, Nine, Go, Gem, Ten, 1 HD, 11, Win, Gippsland News, ABC Radio, DPTV- Snow Show.

We no longer have the Austar channels.


Transport to and from Dinner Plain is available via plane, helicopter, bus and 4WD Service.


Helicopter Service 03 9379 4500


VLine 136 196 (to Bright)

Walking trails

Our village is located adjacent to the National Park. Walking maps of the National Park plus a map for walks around the village are available from the Dinner Plain Visitor Information Centre.

Walks around Feathertop, Hotham and Dinner Plain

Dinner Plain and Hotham Tracks Brochure

Cobungra Ditch Walk

Book with Confidence

Given the unprecedented circumstances we face due to COVID-19, if you are unable to travel due to government restrictions that are in place, we will waive any cancellation fees and offer a change of date, full credit to be used until the end of 2021 or a full refund.

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