Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

PAGE 36 I THE GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE 5159 6451 DINNER PLAIN Breathe in the Alpine freshness Just because the snows have melted doesn’t mean Dinner Plain has run out of things to offer. In fact the warmer weather opens up a whole new world. The warmer months turn activities from snow-bound to the active outdoors with high country adventures. Established in 1986 Dinner Plain is located on the highest freehold land in the country and is a fairyland of timber and stone houses nestled among twisted snow gums. Built with sensitivity to the environment, its architecture is inspired by the characteristics of the old high country cattlemen’s huts. Dinner Plain provides a fun, adventurous activities such as bush walking or mountain biking. A multitude of tracks and trails crisscrossing the moun- tain invite explorations of the High Country during the most revealing seasons. Alpine flowers hidden over the colder months by snow wave in the breeze and the wide-open spaces are perfect for a spot of kite flying. Horse riding is popular for just a couple of hours or a few days. There is a wealth of rock climbing and abseiling avenues around the alpine area, suitable for the extremely technical to the budding beginner. For the younger members of the family, delightful interactive sculptures combining art with fun have been installed at the Dinner Plain playground. The sculptures of an emu and a brumby are the work of Yackandandah artist, Benjamin Gilbert, and are interactive, providing opportunity for children to climb into or onto the pieces. EASTER FUN Celebrate all the Easter festivities at Dinner Plain on Easter Sunday, April 21, with the village’s Grand Easter Egg Hunt. The much-loved annual event is always a load of fun for the whole family with face painting, jumping castle, car boot sale, horse riding, mountain biking, wandering entertainment, great local food and wine and a chance for young ones to check out the CFA truck. friendly and active environ- ment in summer and winter. Dinner Plain Accommodation offers an extensive range of holiday accommodation types, from exclusive fully self- contained apartments, cabins, Dinner Plain Accommodation can provide all the information you need to explore iconic High Country sites. PHOTO: Visit Victoria chalets, houses and motels. The Dinner Plain Accommodation team has expert knowledge of their village and surrounding areas and can help plan a fantastic holiday in the Victorian Alpine High Country, their services extending beyond accommo- dation bookings. They provide all you need to know about the surrounding walking tacks, adventures such as mountain bike riding, local winery visits, High Country experiences like horse trail rides at nearby Anglers Rest or in Dinner Plain, or finding the nicest touring route along the Great Alpine Road. While its most popular period is during the snow season, Dinner Plain provides an entirely different destination during the warmer months. This village is open all year round, so discover during summer and autumn the Alpine beauty that’s hidden for many months of the year. Easily accessible along the Great Alpine Road, Dinner Plain is great for anyone seeking passive recreation like bird watching or more