PREPARING FOR YOUR ADVENTURE

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR GLAMPING ADVENTURE

Alpine Nature Experience offers exclusive and adventurous nights in the nights. To make sure you adventure stays memorable in a good way, we encourage you to follow a few simple steps to prepare your evening with us. Please share this with your group.

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Below are some FAQs to help you get a full grasp on what to expect and what you’ll need to bring/organise.

How to get there

By Car: 
From Melbourne: Take the Hume Hwy to Wangaratta then the Great Alpine Road direct to Hotham, or the Snow Road via Milawa & Oxley to Myrtleford, Bright, Harrietville & Hotham. Travel time around 4.25 hours with a distance of 380km… 
More info on https://www.mthotham.com.au

By Bus: 
The easiest way to Mount Hotham from Melbourne, Adelaide, Wangaratta, Bright or Harietteville is by bus. When booking with us, you get 10% off your bus journey on the SnowBall Express! (Discount code on your booking receipt) 
More info on https://www.snowballexpress.com.au

How to find us

You won’t see our village from the road as we’re nestled in between snow gums near the Dargo Lookout. Access to our location is from the Wire Plain carpark, located along the Great Alpine Road between Hotham village and Dinnerplain. The drive up from Harrietville is an amazing experience in itself with stunning views across the Victorian Alps, driving on Australia’s highest sealed road.  
GPS: -36.996383 ; 147.17474

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What should I wear?

The weather can be unpredictable, but one thing is certain: nights in the high country are much cooler! 
Bring some warm comfortable clothes, and wear comfortable shoes to access the eco-camp.

What is included?

All tents are equipped with thick insulated mattress, warm sleeping bag, phone charger, tent light, bag storage.

All breakfast are included

What about the meals?

All breakfast are included. Wake up to the smell of fresh coffee and a cooked breakfast; French toast, bacon and eggs are on the menu!

Lunch: We can organise a grazing platter delivered to your tent or a hamper to take on your adventure. 

Dinner: At night time, we get the fires going and that’s not just for the look. Most of our food is cooked using wood fire heat, from the grill to the oven. 
Friday night is our classic wood fire pizza night. A great occasion to be social and meet the other campers. 

We really appreciate your support to the locals, and are always happy to recommend some great places to have a meal around Hotham and Dinner Plain. 

 

What happens if the weather is bad?

The mountain is an unpredictable environment. We run our adventure in all conditions including in average weather (we call it bikini weather). The only time we will cancel a stay is when the conditions are declared unsafe. If so, we will contact you directly to inform you and offer a refund or to reschedule.

What happens if I want to cancel?

Our adventures require a lot of preparation and we only have a very limited number of spots per season. For this reason we are unable to offer any refund on bookings.

I am coming from Dinner Plain or Bright, do I need a resort entry?

No. Resort entry is only necessary during the declared snow season. For our Summer Experiences you won’t need one. 

I don't want to drive, can I catch a bus?

Yes. We have teamed up with Alpine Spirit Coaches and Snowball Express to offer bus transportation from Melbourne, Adelaide, and other regional towns. Please contact them directly to organise transport.

Alternatively, Dyson runs a regular service between all major Alpine towns: See link here 

CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND ALCOHOL?

There are no private or communal cooking facilities for guests at the eco-village. We also are unable to refrigerate your food. Snacks are tolerated, within reason.

Alpine Nature Experience is fully licenced and there is strictly no BYO. Heavy fines by license officers apply for both the business and customer, so we kindly ask you to respect this. We carry a range of local beverages at reasonable prices which have been selected to perfectly match our food offering.

DO YOU HAVE SHOWERS AT THE ECO - VILLAGE?

Yes. Although, we are fully off-the-grid we are equipped with hot camp showers. 

Please note that there are water limitation to approx 10l per shower per person per day. 

We also have hand-washing facilities and a very cute dry toilet.

Our tents are very resilient, and can take any kind of responsible use. Just remember, if the tents rockin’ don’t come knockin’!

CAN I PARK AT WIREPLAIN?

Yes. In Summer, Wireplain is a free carpark. 

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