Getting Here


Before you leave be sure to check the current road conditions. Over winter, especially after snow fall, the Harrietville road can close. If this is the case it will be necessary to go via Omeo, which may take up to an extra hour from Melbourne. To check road conditions, call Mt. Hotham Resort Management Board.

You must carry snow chains to Mt Hotham during winter. If you need to hire chains, we recommend stopping at Hoys Harrietville. They operate the Mt Hotham Chain Fitting Service. Located on the Harrietville approach, this fantastic service moves to the current chain fitting/removal location when snow is on the road. This service is offered free when you hire your chains from Hoys. Coming from Gippsland - Hoys Chains Omeo is located in the Main St of Omeo.

If you have a diesel vehicle it is imperative to use Alpine Mix, otherwise the wax solidifies out and blocks the fuel flow. Alpine Mix at Omeo, Myrtleford or Bright before coming onto the mountain. Beware, Winter Mix is not rated to the lower temperatures that Alpine Mix is.

Road Conditions: (03) 5759 3531 or (03) 5759 3550.

Melbourne to Mt Hotham via Harrietville - Approx 4-5 Hours.
Sydney to Mt Hotham via Harrietville - Approx 9-10 Hours.

From Melbourne

Take the Hume Highway to Wangaratta and then the Great Alpine Road via Bright and Harrietville, travel time is about 4.5 hours.
Take the Princes Highway to Bairnsdale and the Great Alpine Road via Omeo and Dinner Plain, travel time is about 5.5 hours.

From Sydney

Take the Hume Highway to Albury-Wodonga and take the Tallangatta exit from the Albury bypass. Follow the snow signs to Yackandandah then turn off to Myrtleford. At Myrtleford turn on to the Great Alpine Road to Bright, then Harrietville and Mount Hotham.

Village Map

Village Map.


You may park your car temporarily on either side of the road while unloading, but you can not leave it there overnight. Overnight parking starts about 300m past Bust Stop 8 (Langi Taan) about 500m down the road from the lodge (towards Omeo) on the right hand side. A free shuttle bus runs very regularly until about 2am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, and will come and pick you up once you have parked your car. At other times, flag down a bus prior to parking your car and let them know that you are going to the overnight car park. The bus will either follow you down or organise for another bus to pick you up.

Driving into Hotham Heights

Driving into Hotham Heights.