HIKING & BUSHWALKING

UNFORGETTABLE HIKING TERRAIN

Dinner Plain is the gateway to Victoria's High Country with hundreds of kilometers of hiking and walking trails extending to the furthest reaches of the Alpine National Park. From epic treks to easy strolls, there is an experience for everyone.

When the snow melts, the National Park becomes a spectacular display of native alpine wildflowers set against sweeping mountain vistas. Within just a few kilometres, Dinner Plain's tracks and trails lead to historic mountain huts, spring-fed waterfalls and sheer rockfaces etched into the landscape.

At the heart of it all is the magnificent alpine village of Dinner Plain, with all of the luxuries and comforts to make a High Country experience truly spectacular.

DATES & DETAILS

Dinner Plain's tracks and trails are open year-round, but the best time of year to hike them tends to be from November to April. During winter many remain under snow and can be accessed by cross country skis or snowshoes.

Due to COVID-19 requirements, there are social distancing and group size limits you need to adhere to when hiking at Dinner Plain. Any COVID-19 regulations currently in place in Victoria apply here also.

Season - November to April

Trailhead -  DP Hut at the main roundabout. Connect to Fitzy's Cirque & Brabralung Trail for other trails.

Cost -  Free

Shuttles -  Not available

Water Station - DP Hut & Scrubbers Hut

Car Parking & Toilets -  Alongside Roundabout & Bottom of Cobungra Platter Ski Slope

Physical Maps -  DP Hut, Stables @ DP, Dinner Plain Accommodation

THE TRAILS

TRAIL RUNNING

TRAIL RUNNING AT 1570M ALTITUDE

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

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 singletrack 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.

GREEN TRAIL NOTES

"A beginner run, great for a warm up or cool down, but also worth the effort for its own sake with beautiful Carmichael Falls the jewel in an easy running crown."

DISTANCE: 5 km

TRAIL TYPE: Loop

COMBINED ASCENT/DESCENT: 180 metres +/-

RUN RATING: 10/45

START: Dinner Plain Hut

FINISH: Dinner Plain Hut

ESTABLISHED TRAIL NAMES: Fitzy’s Cirque, Collectors Cirque, Carmichael Falls Walk, Collectors Cirque

GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCES: Carmichael Falls

TRAIL HIGHLIGHTS: Beautiful Waterfall via fun singletrack

MAPS AVAILABLE: Mt Hotham and DP Tracks and Trails Map (representative)

BLUE TRAIL NOTES

"A fast, flat circuit with a good mix of groomed multi-use trail and fast single track. This run also squeezes in two stunning western perspective vista points, making it a great sunset run."

DISTANCE: 9.5 km

TRAIL TYPE: Loop with an out and back section

COMBINED ASCENT/DESCENT: 240 metres +/-

RUN RATING: 19/45

START: Dinner Plain Hut

FINISH: Dinner Plain Hut

ESTABLISHED TRAIL NAMES: Fitzy’s Cirque, Collectors Cirque, Hotham-DP Trail, Dead Timber Hill Walk, Room With a View Track

GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCES: JB Plain Hut, Dead Timber Hill.

TRAIL HIGHLIGHTSGreat views north off Dead Timber Hill and Room With a View, including to Mt Hotham and Mt Feathertop, spectacular at sunset.

MAPS AVAILABLE: Mt Hotham and DP Tracks and Trails Map (representative)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS