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Discover Dinner Plain and nestle in among the snowgums on the high plains of the High Country. Relax, unwind and enjoy snowy fun in the winter and outdoor adventures over the warmer months. Stay in luxury accommodation inspired by the historic cattlemen's huts of the region and leave the city stresses far behind.

Couples, families and groups will find a quiet sanctuary away from nearby Mount Hotham during the ski season. The village boasts all the conveniences of a modern ski resort, including a comprehensive ski hire service and ski school. Ski around Dinner Plain's meandering cross-country trails and gentle downhill slope with beginners' poma lift.

When the snow melts and the ski resorts all but close, you'll find this alpine village in full swing. Spoil yourself at the indoor-outdoor, Japanese-style Onsen Retreat and Spa and take Sunday high tea with a glass of local sparkling at Rundells Alpine Lodge. Grab a map and walk or cycle the village trails amid the splendour of the spring wildflowers, or challenge yourself on one of the Alpine Ascent Challenge's 7 Peaks.

Play a game of high altitude tennis or saddle up on a horseback riding adventure through the Alpine National Park and enjoy spectacular views and a sense of the local cattlemen history.

You'll get to Dinner Plain on the Hume Highway, turning off at Wangaratta to the all-weather sealed Great Alpine Road. The drive takes around four-and-a-half hours. Don't forget snow chains when going up the mountains during snow season, and take a 4WD if you're planning to head off the main roads.

Dinner Plain: Where To Go / Sightseeing

7 Peaks Run - Dinner Plain


Soak up the pristine alpine environment and challenge yourself to experience a trail run at an altitude above 1550 metres. The trail runs of Dinner Plain are for the beginner to the enthusiast with runs varying between 5 to 11 kilometres.

The trails run in and out of Dinner Plain village and are a combination of easy fast flat well utilised multi-purpose trails to technical trails featuring, inclines, descents and single track sections.

Get running and take in some of the most magnificent views of the Victorian High Country across Mt Hotham and Mt Feathertop, stunning and certainly cooler in the early hours of the day and at sunset.

Test and build your stamina on a series of 21 colour-coded runs covering more than 200 kilometres through the 7 Peaks of Victoria - Mt Baw Baw, Mount Buffalo, Mt Buller, Dinner Plain, Falls Creek, Hotham and Lake Mountain, with a trail to suit every level of fitness and experience.

Weave your way through Snow Gum forests and towering stands of Mountain Ash, duck between a jumble of granite boulders and sweep past vibrant carpets of wildflowers.



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Lorimer
Dinner Plain, VIC, 3898

Located 23.7K from Dinner Plain

Dinner Plain Alpine Village


Dinner Plain Alpine Village is located on the Great Alpine Road, surrounded by the Alpine National Park. If you love a relaxed village, with mountain atmosphere, this is your kind of place.

Designed to compliment the beautiful snowgums and history of the area, Dinner Plain Alpine Village is open all year round and offers a choice of accommodation the mountain cattlemen could only have dreamed of.

Bars, caf?s and restaurants open throughout the year. Relaxing by the fireside, exploring the bush tracks and trails, mountain biking or spoiling yourself during the winter months with a visit to the Onsen Retreat and Spa, there is something for everyone.

A variety of activities and experiences are on offer both winter and summer in Dinner Plain Alpine Village, with great events guaranteed to entertain, including the Geebung Polo at Easter and the Sled Dog Challenge in August.

Dinner Plain is your place to relax, indulge and explore.




Great Alpine Road
Dinner Plain, VIC, 3898

Located 23.8K from Dinner Plain

Dinner Plain: Events

Dinner Plain Sled Dog Challenge


The Annual Dinner Plain Sled Dog Challenge event showcases the top dogs of sled dog racing in Australia and is unique in being the first Australian snow-based race of its kind.

More than 80 mushers (dog team drivers) and in excess of 350 sled dogs are expected to compete at this year's event. The race is held over two days.

This year spectators will see two, three, four and six-dog teams supplemented by the exhilarating eight-dog team class. If your plans are to attend this popular weekend you are definitely in for a unique experience.

Grab your camera, winter woollies and rug up for this exciting and exhilarating high country event exclusive to Dinner Plain.


Event Dates
2018
      11th Aug
      12th Aug


Great Alpine Road
Dinner Plain, VIC, 3898

Located 20.9K from Dinner Plain

Flickerfest


Celebrate Australia Day with Flickerfest's Best of Australian Short Film screening on a giant outdoor screen.

Bring your picnic blankets, bean bags and warm woollies and snuggle up under the stars to be one of the first to see the 2019 Flickerfest selections for the Best of Australian Shorts category.

Flickerfest is Australia's only Academy Award and BAFTA accredited short film festival and Dinner Plain is proud to host this event.

The 2019 film line up will be announced later in the year.

Parental supervision is recommended.


Event Dates
2019
      26th Jan


Scrubbers End
Dinner Plain, VIC, 3898

Located 23.4K from Dinner Plain

Geebung Polo


Who will win the survival of the fittest, in a game twisted with competitive sportsmanship and character, this year? Do not miss this classic Australian event held every Easter Sunday.

The event hosts a fun day out for the whole family packed full with live music, helicopter rides and Easter eggs, tug-o-war, food and wine stalls, fashions on the field, face painting, jumping castle and much more for the entire family. Bring a picnic rug and a chair, back up the car, sit back and relax.

Dinner Plain brings you a lot more than the Geebung versus Cuff and Collar Polo Match at Cobungra Station, but a host of Easter activities. Celebrate with your friends and family by breathing in the crisp Alpine air, take in sweeping vista views and relax in the pure high country this Easter.

Hosted on the grounds of the beautiful Cobungra Station, a 20 minute drive down the road from Dinner Plain. Return buses can be pre-booked from Dinner Plain.

Tickets will be available online to purchase along with return shuttle buses from Hotham and Dinner Plain.


Event Dates
2019
      21st Apr


Great Alpine Road
Dinner Plain, VIC, 3898

Located 23.8K from Dinner Plain

Mile High Trail Run


Set at 1600 metres above sea level - one mile high - in the surrounds of Dinner Plain Alpine Village, the annual Mile High Trail Run is a great event for all ages and abilities.

Choose from four runs: one, five, 10 or 21 kilometres.

Follow trails that weave among the snow gums and out to stunning mountain vistas while enjoying the pristine alpine air, then find yourself back at at the quaint village of Dinner Plain with its award winning mountain chalets.

Book online to reserve your place. Registration is at Dinner Plain Hut, barbecue area from 8:30am to 9:30am on Saturday.

For registration and collection of race bibs and advice on carrying bad weather gear.

Pre event briefing/dinner at Hotel High Plains on Friday night at 8:00pm.

Age limit: Six years of age on race day to compete in the five/10 kilometre. 16 years of age on race day to compete in the 21 kilometre.


Event Dates
2018
      18th Nov


Great Alpine Road
Dinner Plain, VIC, 3898

Located 23.8K from Dinner Plain

Dinner Plain Easter Festival


Experience the High Country's biggest Easter festival.

Each year, the alpine village of Dinner Plain puts on one of the best Easter celebrations around. It is a magnificent escape for families with a wide variety of activities and entertainment for all ages.

The village is a hive of activity on Easter Saturday from 11:00am to 3:00pm there will be children's activities including a circus show and play, story telling, magic show, jumping castles and face painting.

On Sunday from 9:00am the Grand Easter Egg Hunt is a must-do for all kids, and it is completely free. You might even see the Easter Bunny himself. Meet at the Dinner Plain Hut just before 9:00am to find your age group and be taken to the secret hunt location.

At 10:00am enjoy the Dinner Plain Geebung Polo Match. Jump on the shuttle bus (which must be pre-booked) and head down to The Geebung Polo at the scenic Cobungra Station - Victoria's largest cattle station, and watch the city slickers take on the High Country cattlemen in a no rules game of polo. For tickets and to book the bus online visit the Geebung Polo website.

Visit the website for more information.


Event Dates
2019
      20th Apr


Horseshoe Circle
Dinner Plain, VIC, 3898

Located 23.9K from Dinner Plain

New Year's Eve in Dinner Plain


Alpine Summers are divine, so why not escape to Australia's highest freehold village to welcome in the New Year.

Celebrate with food, wine, friends and music at one of Dinner Plain's venues, then head outside for the annual fireworks display.

A spectacular family fireworks display kicks off in the centre of the village at 9:00pm, lighting up the clear alpine sky.

Then wake up to start the New Year in one of Australia's most beautiful locations and enjoy a walk down to Carmichael Falls, or a bike ride along the Brabralung Trail.


Event Dates
2018
      31st Dec


Great Alpine Road
Dinner Plain, VIC, 3898

Located 23.9K from Dinner Plain

Dinner Plain Opening Weekend and Giant Snow Dance Festival


Celebrate the start of the snow season in Dinner Plain this Queen's Birthday long weekend. From tube slides to live music, special dinners and start-of-season bargains at local ski retailers, there is plenty to keep you and the family busy. It all starts with a bang.

Dinner Plain Giant Snow Dance Festival takes place on Sunday June 10. Get your snow dancing boots ready and join DJ Eddy to dance in the the 2018 snow season. Dance on the Dinner Plain round-about from 5:00pm with fireworks at 6:00pm, hot chocolates, gluhwein and strudel available, byo snow dance powers.

A fun weekend escape to celebrate the start of winter.


Event Dates
2018
      9th Jun
      10th Jun
      11th Jun


Great Alpine Road
Dinner Plain, VIC, 3898

Located 23.9K from Dinner Plain

Dinner Plain: Travel Tips

Omeo Region Visitor Information Centre


Set high in the Great Dividing Range, the Omeo Region is one of Victoria's best keep secrets where you can lose yourself in the experience.

Whether it's the history of the high country, the promise of adventure, the wide open spaces and big sky, the magic of nature or the wonders of a white winter that attracts you, the Omeo Region has it all.

Feast your eyes on beautiful spellbinding vistas, fish or swim in the crystal clear rivers and High Country streams swirling from the mountain crevices, or merely laze away the day on the river bank with a picnic.

Shhhh, listen to the sounds of the bush, watch the wildflowers sway in the gentle breeze as the wild brumbies gallop past and keep an eye out for the wildlife as you take an alpine walk.

Absorb yourself in Australian folklore and local history as you recall the excitement of the gold mining era and explore historic huts, relics and ghost towns. See where the mountain cattlemen of old ran their stock and penned some of Australia's best known poems.




179 Day Avenue,
Omeo Business Centre
Omeo, VIC, 3898

Located 11.5K from Dinner Plain

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