Situated in the snowgums of Victoria's alpine high country, Dinner Plain is a unique resort village that boasts of great outdoor activities all year round.
375 kilometers away from Melbourne and just 2 hours away from Wangaratta, this village is the nearest accommodation village to Mt. Hotham Alpine Resort, Australia's finest ski resort.
This village has helped make the Australian Alpine lifestyle famous, characterized by architecture built from plain timber, local stone and corrugated iron and houses not higher than the trees in the surrounding area.
These distinct characteristics ' the gabled roof and the impressive architectural stonework - give out the ever-lovable atmosphere of mountain lodges that are slowly being adapted in all of Australia's alpine resorts.
Things to do in Dinner Plain
In winter it is clear what you do in Dinner Plain. Ski, ski and ski some more.
However, Dinner Plain's summer also has some fine things to offer. Mountain bike riding, horse riding and hiking are just some of the ways you can keep yourself occupied in summer. Fishing in one of the Alps streams is also one favorite summer sport.
Dinner Plain Accommodation #1: Currawong Lodge
Looking for a place to stay while enjoying any of Dinner Plain's outdoor activities? The village has several great hotels and lodges. Currawong Lodge boasts of having the traditional magnificent fireplace in its spacious lounge where guests can share their stories and adventures whilst enjoying exploring the Australian Alps.
It also has a spa that can accommodate 10 people. It's a great way of starting a relaxing evening after indulging yourself in Mt. Hotham's snow sports. For more information please visit at their website.
Another great place to stay while in Dinner Plain is Rundell's Alpine Lodge. Traditionally owned and founded by the original Rundell family (Dinner Plain's original name was Rundell's Paddock), this four-star hotel lodge also carries the reputation of serving the best coffee on the hill and now lays claim to the best coffee experience.
Fine dining is available in Graze Restaurant offering the traditional great mountain breakfast and a splendid wine and beer experience at the Paddock. Rundell's Alpine Lodge also provides accommodations for weddings and meetings in one of its conference rooms or at the main Lodge. More information about Rundell's Alpine Lodge can be found on their website.
Dinner Plain Holidays offers accommodations the traditional chalet style. These traditional herdsman houses are intentionally outfitted for European guests ' those who are not that familiar with the rudimentary ways of mountain life.
Complete with a private spa and a modern gas fireplace they offer city guests the chance to appreciate Dinner Plain's scenery and ski activities without having to go through the difficult and unfamiliar ways of mountain living. You can get more information here
Car Rally and Cool Summer Festival in Dinner Plain
Dinner Plain Holidays also hosts 2 activities programmed to make visitor's stay more lively: the Dinner Plain Car Rally and the Cool Summer Festival. The Car Rally celebrates one of Australia's most drivable roads - the Great Alpine Road. The Dinner Plain Car Rally features motor sports events that don't involve speed, country-side touring, exhibitions and other social functions. The Cool Summer Festival is 3 days of music, food and wine celebration featuring the culture and history of Dinner Plain and Mt. Hotham.
Whether it's summer or winter, a mountain or nature enthusiast will surely find a way to amuse him/herself in Dinner Plain and the High Country.
Visit and enjoy the food, and the wine and most importantly, enjoy Mother Nature.
Moreover, if you are planning to visit Dinner Plain, you should not worry about the accommodations.
Use the above information in order to find the most suitable Dinner Plain accommodation for you.