Alpine Nature Experience

Great Alpine Road Hotham Heights 3741 MAP

Alpine Nature Experience offers intimate and sustainable nature-based experiences in Victoria’s High Country.

Hailing from the heart of the French Alps, founder Jean-Francois has always wanted to encourage others to discover the beauty of the mountains and experience nature. Since relocating to Australia in late 2014, he has been looking for the chance to share his passion for the outdoors and alpine activities.

“At first I was sceptical of the term “Alps” in Australia, but I love the mountains here, they are more accessible than in France and have an untouched feeling to them. With Alpine Nature Experience, I want to encourage more people to experience everything the high country has to offer”.

Mount Hotham was a clear standout for his project due to the striking beauty of the mountain, hiking trails and overall atmosphere.

Alpine Nature Experience won Gold at the RACV VTIC Tourism Award for unique accommodation in 2019.

They are also a proud member of 1% For The Planet and pledge to give 1% of all sales to environmental organisations.

Nature and wildlife
Adventure and Outdoors Tours
Extended
Walking and Biking Tours
Full Day
Half Day or Less
Evening
Customised
Sightseeing Tours
Food and Wine Tours
Category
FREEWIFI

Services

Snowshoe to Cheese Fondue

Embark on an evening snowshoe adventure through the snow gums to reach the hidden eco-village and central tipi, before indulging in a delicious French cheese fondue as part of a three course dinner.

The perfect evening of adventure and fun for you and your friends, family or colleagues.

The experience starts with an evening snowshoe walk through the mystic snow gums, to encapsulate a sense of remoteness and immerse oneself in the Australian alpine environment.

Leaving at sunset from the wire plain shelter at Hotham, the walk will weave its way to a hidden eco-village, where you will enjoy a delicious heart warming glass of Glühwein outside by the fire.

You will then be invited into the Central tipi with a fireplace, where you will learn the secrets to making a traditional and mouth-watering French fondue, with cheese imported for the occasion from French Alpine farms.

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Public Toilet
  • Walks
  • Scenic Drives
  • Evening
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Food and Wine Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
  • Basic

Igloo to Skidoo

Embark on an evening snowshoe adventure through the snow gums to reach the hidden eco-village and central tipi, before indulging in a delicious French cheese fondue as part of a three course dinner.

The perfect evening of adventure and fun for you and your friends, family or colleagues.

The experience starts with an evening snowshoe walk through the mystic snow gums, to encapsulate a sense of remoteness and immerse oneself in the Australian alpine environment.

Leaving at sunset from the wire plain shelter at Hotham, the walk will weave its way to a hidden eco-village, where you will enjoy a delicious heart warming glass of Glühwein outside by the fire.

You will then be invited into the Central tipi with a fireplace, where you will learn the secrets to making a traditional and mouth-watering French fondue, with cheese imported for the occasion from French Alpine farms.

Expand on your Snowshoe to Fondue adventure by adding an intimate overnight stay in a unique snow-dome. Enjoy the added luxury of a scenic skidoo ride the following morning after a hearty, warming breakfast.

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Evening
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
  • Basic

Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing

Immersing oneself in nature is at the centre of all of Alpine Nature Experience’s offerings. This is no exception, but it does take a different approach to the way you hike: no need to carry large packs or a tent – it is done for you; so is dinner and the campsite set-up, but with a twist: the tents are hoisted between trees!

Alpine Nature Experience’s all-inclusive two to three days self-guided (or with an experienced guide) curated hike from Falls Creek to Mount Hotham is designed to maximise comfort while still being an active weekend getaway. The offering includes: a night eco-glamping in tree top tents at Blair’s Hut Campground, locally-sourced meals and snacks, pre and post hike accommodation in luxury accommodation, and transport to the hike starting points. Your belongings are transported for you between sites, leaving you to enjoy the high country with just a light day pack. The product has been designed with exclusivity in mind. Limited weekends will be available and group numbers are capped at 10 people to ensure a personalised and unforgettable experience. Add-on options are available for a fully-catered experience, such as return transport from Melbourne, or an accompanying local walking guide.

  • Carpark
  • Public Toilet
  • Full Day
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Tree Tent Eco-Glamping

The summer version of Alpine Nature Experience’s eco-village and the perfect way to spend a weekend unwinding. Picture yourself watching the stars from our tree top tents after a copious meal by the fire, or perhaps from under a Tipi, breathing the fresh Alpine air surrounded by century-old snow gums. With plenty of outdoor games, hikes, walks and other adventures, they can package the perfect weekend for you to do as much, or as little, as you want.

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet
  • Customised
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • On-site Experience
  • Small Group Tour
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Basic

Where there is a Grill, there is a way!

Where there is a Grill, There is a way! is a bespoke walking experience designed to enhance Dinner Plain’s green season offering. It encompasses an easy one hour guided walk with a gourmet lunch featuring local produce in a truly superb location: Precipice Plain.

This unique product combines the homemade, locally sourced food from The Hub, drinks from the local breweries, wines from the alpine valleys, remote catering abilities from All Terrain BBQ and engaging tours from gold award winning Alpine Nature Experience.

Mobility impaired 4WD assistance available.

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet
  • Half Day or Less
  • Land - Motorised
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Small Group Tour
  • Food and Wine Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
  • Basic

Hike'n'Feast

Hike’n’Feast is a bespoke walking experience highlighting one of Hotham’s most appealing hikes, the Huts Walk, and adds a touch of luxury to the day.

It encompasses a guided walk, a gourmet lunch featuring local produce in a superb location, and is completed with a succulent dinner in a remote, eco-friendly, setting with drinks, songs, and stories by the campfire.

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet
  • Full Day
  • Land - Self Propelled
  • Small Group Tour
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate
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