Explore Dinner Plain

Dinner Plain Alpine Village is located in the heart of the Victorian High Country, situated on the Great Alpine Road 11km east of Mount Hotham. Travel time is approximately 4.5 hours from Melbourne via Bright or 5 hours via Omeo.

This unique village comprises over 250 private lodges, cabins, apartments and commercial lodges, which have been built to enhance the rustic charm and heritage of the High Country – and we have the right accommodation available to suit your every need, all year round.

It’s a great destination for families, groups or individuals seeking the invigorating snow experience of winter or the relaxing and inspiring experience of summer.

Facilities include a hotel, licensed restaurants, licensed café & patisserie, licensed supermarket and ski hire services for all equipment and apparel. Lessons are also available. Skiing is downhill and cross country with a beginners’ Poma for skiers and snowboarders and 15km of trails around the village, Dinner Plain is located at the top of Australia’s Great Dividing Range

  • 1520m above sea level and the snowline
  • Population of approximately 80 people
  • 375 kms NE of Melbourne on the Great Alpine Road
  • 10 kms from Mount Hotham
  • Events held all year round

Dinner Plain village was commenced in 1986 by John Castran, Peter McIntyre, Geoffrey Henke and Richard Humphries, and features buildings architecturaly inspired by the characteristics of the old cattlemen’s huts. Construction is restricted to timber, local stone and corrugated iron, with a limited range of colours approved. Strict covenants limit such detractions as antennae, fences and washing lines, and all buildings must be lower than the height of the trees in the area.

The architectural success of Dinner Plain has since led to the development of the Australian Alpine style, which is now being adopted as a benchmark by all other alpine resorts in Australia.