If this is your first skiing adventure, Dinner Plain is the ideal spot for you and we offer you our own ski slope, which is perfect for beginners. You can hire all your equipment in Dinner Plain and also buy your lift tickets. You can even book your own ski instructor. This is not just ideal for the kids but perfect for adults to get started.
10-Aug-2013 - 11-Aug-2013
Sled Dog Challenge
Dinner Plain Alpine Village will play host to the Altitude 5000 Sled Dog Challenge, to be held over the weekend of August 10th/11th. Australia’s original and most prestigious Sled Dog race will once again see Sled Dog teams from across Australia competing for victory on the snow-capped peaks of Mount Hotham. 2013 marks an important milestone in the history of the event as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the race. More than 70 Mushers (dog team drivers), and in excess of 350 sled dogs are expected to compete in this year’s event across 4 classes. With the sport maturing (and some of the mushers and dogs!), the popular touring class will be on the program, giving older, retired dog sled teams an opportunity to once again run on the snow in a less competitive environment.
Relax, Unwind, Enjoy and Explore.
So easy to do at Dinner Plain in summer. Come for a night or come for a week, there are plenty of activities for everyone. Horse riding, bush walking, mountain bike riding, fly fishing and of course we can't forget the highest polo match in Australia the "Geebung V Cuff n Collar" on Easter Sunday.
Summertime is magic in the mountains!
Swifts Creek Picnic Races
The annual Swifts Creek Picnic races at Swifts Creek has been running for 116 years. Each year the racing event attracts punters and families. Much emphasis is placed on entertainment for the kids. The racecourse is situated on the banks of the Tambo River, with magnificent hill views in all directions. All buildings have been constructed to take advantage of the local timbers, thus giving a real country look and feel.
Easter weekend is a BIG weekend in Dinner Plain. This year we had a whole host of activities on offer for the whole family including: North East Produce Expose; Car Boot Sale, CFA & Police vehicles on display, CFA Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser, Children's art activities (face painting, jumping castle, arts & crafts), treasure hunts, geo cache, orienteering activities, children's movie nights and Easter Bunny's Massive Easter Egg Hunt. The Geebung Polo takes centre stage this weekend. Other activities on offer in the region include: Omeo Rodeo and Swifts Creek Picnic Races. For more information on 2014 activities, check back at a later date.
Inviting rodeo riders from all corners of the country to compete in this annual Easter Saturday event. The day is sure to be action packed full of entertainment for the whole family.Come and see the Broncs, Bulls, Barrel Race, thrills and spills.
The Geebung vs. Cuff 'n' Collar Polo Match is an annual event whereby the 'High Country Cattlemen' take on the 'City Slicker' team in a polo match, named after the historic poem 'The Geebung Polo Club' by Banjo Patterson. Taking place at Horsehair Plain (adjacent to the Hotham Airport), only 10 minutes from Dinner Plain, it’s a great day out for the whole family. With events such as kids running races, a giant ‘Tug-O-War’, frozen chook throwing, live music, fashion and the infamous Easter egg drop from a helicopter, who could miss it?? And don’t forget the main event, the Polo Match. Approximately 3000 are expected to revel in the atmosphere and get into the festival spirit. Gates open at 10am, Polo begins at Midday.