Dinner Plain is located in the mountains of north-east Victoria, only 10km from Mt Hotham, this picturesque village is surrounded with alpine views, stunning snow gums and wild life and has the Alpine National Park at its doorstep.
Arriving By Car
Getting to Dinner Plain by road is a spectacular journey; the Great Alpine Road offers incredible views and memorable townships, like Bright and Omeo to stop for a bite to eat and refuel. The last place you can get fuel before you drive over the mountain is Bright or Omeo depending on what side of the mountain you are on.
There are two main routes that you can take to Dinner Plain from Melbourne.
You can travel up the Hume Highway (M31) and exit near Wangaratta onto The Great Alpine Road (B500) where you will drive through the Ovens Valley passing through Myrtleford, Bright and Harrietville and up over the top of Mount Hotham.
From there Dinner Plain is approximately 10 kilometres down the road. This route will take you approximately 4.75 hours.
From South-East Victoria
You can travel along the Princess Highway (A1) out through Traralgon, Sale and Bairnsdale.
From there you pass through the growing town of Bruthen and up onto the Great Alpine Road (B500) which snakes its way along the glorious Tambo River. You pass through Ensay and Swifts Creek and then find yourself in the lovely little town of Omeo.
From Omeo you are 43 kilometres away from Dinner Plain. This route will take you approximately 5.25 hours.
There are two main routes that you can take from Sydney to arrive at Dinner Plain.
You can travel out of Sydney on the South Western Motorway (M5) and then jump onto the Hume (M31) where you can streamline it down through Albury and Wodonga, take the (C377) exit towards Chiltern and Beechworth, continue on through Beechworth and onto The Great Alpine Road (B500).
Continue through Myrtleford, Bright and Harrietville and up over the top of Mount Hotham.
From there Dinner Plain is 12 kilometres down the road.
This route will take you around 8.50 hours to drive.
You can travel out of Sydney on the South Western Motorway (M5) and then jump onto the Hume (M31) where you can streamline it down to the exit near Goulburn onto the Federal Highway heading towards Canberra.
Continue through Canberra onto the Monaro Highway down through Cooma. Find your way onto the Snowy Mountains Highway and turn left onto The Link road, at the end turn left onto the Snowridge Road and continue into Tooma Road.
Turn right onto the Alpine Way and continue onto the Murray Valley Highway, turn left to stay on the Murray Valley Highway and proceed through Corryong and jump onto the Benambra-Corryong road, continue until you get to the Omeo Highway and continue on to Omeo.
From there you are 43 kilometres away from Dinner Plain.
This route will take you around 10 hours to drive.
Arriving By Air
Why drive when you can fly directly into Hotham airport, landing just 10 kilometres from Dinner Plain!
Hotham Airport Charter Operators
- AUSJET - Phone 03 9379 6999 | Web www.ausjet.com.au
- Bairnsdale Air Charter - Phone 0428 524 617 | Web www.bacfs.com.au
- Lilydale Air Charters - Phone 03 9739 1211 | Web www.lilydaleairport.com.au
The Albury Airport is a convenient and easy alternative for your travel to Dinner Plain and Hotham.
Located just 3 hours from Dinner Plain, there is a range of regular services through Rex, QantasLink and Virgin from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra with car hire also available.