Today’s alpine hiking trail meanders through snow gum forests and across thick snow grass plains, where there are many spring wildflowers. The standard 10 km track to Dinner Plain is easy, but you can also add an optional 12 km return bushwalk to the aptly named Mt Tabletop. Accessing this remote mountain requires passing over some uneven terrain. Cattle once grazed these plains, and you’ll see the historic huts and cattle yards made by felling trees into piles. Walk into Dinner Plain, the highest freehold land in Australia, where every building is traditionally constructed with mud brick, weathered timber, local rock and galvanized iron.
Walking: Moderate / 22 km / 6-7 hrs / easy 10 km option available
Meals: Cooked breakfast, walkers lunch and two course dinner at a local restaurant
Accommodation: Apartments at Mt Hotham in rooms with ensuites