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With skiing, snowboarding, a pump track and even white water rafting all within shouting distance of Omeo, it’s a fabulous destination for your next family holiday.


There’s plenty of snow on Mt Hotham, Victoria’s highest ski resort, which means now is the time to book in ski school for the little ones. The resort has oodles of skiable terrain where families with more developed abilities can explore challenging runs, while learners can progress their skills on safe, beginner level trails.

Hotham’s Snowsports School provides lessons for a range of ages and abilities. Big D provides a designated area for beginners to learn, while intermediate and advanced level skiers and snowboarders will enjoy exploring the whole mountain with highly qualified instructors.

From Omeo, the road to Mt Hotham is a blissfully easy drive, with a gradual ascent and wide turns getting you to the resort in 40 minutes. You’ll find everything you need for a day on the mountain at Omeo Ski Hire Service Station


This world-class asphalt pump track and gravel-lined skills course includes 13km of progressive trails, catering for beginners through to Level Gnarly. The pump track is suitable for all abilities and has been designed to enhance rider satisfaction from a continual loop to jumping berms.

Join the kids as they weave their way around the purpose-built rock sections, log crossings, jump ups and jump downs.


Zip through the snow-covered trails surrounding Dinner Plain on a sled pulled by a team of huskies with Howling Huskies. You can choose from a short-and-sweet tour with lots of time for cuddles, pats and play, or take a longer snow dash around the trails weaving through archways of snow gums. Howling Huskies operate every day of the week throughout the winter season.


Here’s one for the teens – When you think white-water rafting the wild rapids of Arizona’s Colorado River or the Zambezi may spring to mind, but did you know that Rafting Australia can scratch your adrenaline itch right here in Victoria’s stunning high country – and spring is the best time to do it!

Based in Hinnomunjie, East Gippsland, Rafting Australia’s Linton and Tracey Smith have been operating white-water rafting trips since the 1980s, and they welcome kids 12 years and older to experience the thrill.

During the Spring, Rafting Australia offer one- or two-days of adrenalin pumping world class white-water rafting at Mitta Mitta River Gorge, where you’ll find 60 rapids classed from 2 to 4. And in the moments of peace in between you’ll experience towering granite river gorges and the exquisite wilderness of the majestic Alpine National Park.

All tuition and preparation for this incredible journey are included on the morning of your trip by Rafting Australia’s experienced guides to make sure you are thoroughly prepared for your rapid descent.


Discover dramatic landscape of the old gold mine alongside the Livingstone River. Ah Fong’s Loop Walk is an easy, 1.5km loop walk through native bushland. It also takes in the heritage-listed Oriental Claims, one of the world’s largest gold-sluicing operations.

This area encompasses the heritage-listed Oriental Claims, one of the world’s largest gold-sluicing operations. Numerous mining remnants, caves and sites can be seen on this short informative walk. History lesson? Tick!

For visitor information on planning a visit to Gippsland see visitgippsland.com.au