Melbourne Cup Long Weekend in the High Country

| Hotham Team
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Escape the crowds and give yourself a well deserved getaway in the high country. Take in the fresh mountain air and take life at a slower pace.

And with so much great quality produce food, cheese and wine made in the region, the trip up to Hotham and Dinner Plain is about the adventure as well as the destination.

What’s on and open at Hotham and Dinner Plain - 29 October – 1 November

Mt Hotham

Watch the race that stops the nation on the screens at The General open from 9.30am Tuesday 1 November.  Have a flutter in the sweeps that can be placed through private phone accounts or before arrival at The Star Hotel in Bright.  Prizes for the best dressed and a glass of complimentary bubbles. or call (03) 5759 3523

Dinner Plain

Relax with a spa treatment or bathe in the outdoor Japanese inspired Onsen at The Onsen Retreat + Spa open 11am-7pm Friday 28 to Monday 31 October and 10am-2pm Tuesday 1 November.

Enjoy home-made cafe deli delights at Mountain Kitchen open from Saturday 29 October for the whole weekend.

Gastro pub fare and great drinks at Hotel High Plains open from Sunday 30 October serving food and drinks.


We at Hotham Holidays have great summer rates on a range of spectacularly located chalets and apartments at Mt Hotham or houses in Dinner Plain.

Check out our summer rates and properties available here or contact 1800 468 426

On your way up to the high country - Produce in the region

Visit Brown Brothers winery for a Melbourne Cup Festival Weekend with live jazz 31 October - 1 November

Visit Milawa Cheese Factory for daily cheese tasting and dine in their restaurant and bakery

Check out Farm Gates and Product in and around Bright

Check out events and activities in and around Beechworth