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Climate, Flora & Fauna


Much of Mount Hotham’s flora and fauna are unique and well adapted to facing the challenging conditions within an alpine environment.  The predicted climate change scenarios place the existence of many of these species at threat.  For further information on the resorts climate, native and exotic flora and fauna; and threatened species including the iconic Mountain Pygmy Possum see the tabs to the left of the page.


The climate within the resort is determined by its altitude, topography and orientation.



There are 512 flora records within the resort, 342 or 86% of which are indigenous.



Historically, many exotic (weed) plants have been introduced to the Resort through cattle grazing and for soil stabilisation purposes.