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Beyond Hotham


Mt Hotham plays host to some of the most sought after destinations and challenging 4WD destinations in the high country and is the perfect base to uncover the raw natural beauty and fascinating history of the Alpine area. 

We have thoroughly enjoyed hosting this adventure style event and building the Beyond Hotham 4WD fraternity. Sharing these experiences with you has been a fantastic journey and we would love to continue the tradition.

4WD’ing at Mt Hotham has been a big hit since the inception of Beyond Hotham in 2008, and it just keeps getting better! The stunning ridgelines, creek crossings and endless valleys are a playground of fun making it one of Australia’s most famous and accessible 4WD destinations.

Moving on from the original format of an annual weeklong event, the program now offers greater availability via a two-pronged approach in the form of a downloadable self-touring guide and the guided weekend day trips. There is no better way to gain an introduction to the high country with a heap of local and technical knowledge than with our partners at Getabout Tours.

Together we have launched six individual guided day tours spanning through the February to April period in 2016, taking participants to all our favourite Beyond Hotham 4WD destinations.

The Beyond Hotham self-guided tour book was released in late 2015 and enables already confident 4WD’ers to access the most scenic regions of the Alpine National Park at their own pace and convenience. With route guides, distances, expected durations and a number of technical tips it has never been easier to get out there and into Mt Hotham’s most secret and secluded places.

The 4WD adventures are perfect for families, a buck show weekend, nature lovers, and actually, just about anyone with a 4WD. If you feel like getting out and about, Beyond Hotham has everything you need!

2016 Treks


Grant Historic Area








Blue Rag Range

 From the Dargo High plains we travel out to the Blue Rag Range trig, then drive into the valley below via Basalt Knob up to the Red carrriage. Leaving he ridge line once again we follow Ritchie Rd into the valleys, emerging back onto the Dargo high plains Rd.






White Timber Spur, Talbotville, Grant and Dargo

  Starting on the Dargo high plains road, we drop into the valleys along Ritchie Rd up to the Red carriage. Following the ridges before dropping into Talbotvill, then back up to the Grant historic area and Dargo.






Crooked River

  From the Dargo High Plains Rd we travel through the Grant historic area before we drop into the Crooked River for multiple water crossings before reaching Talbotville. Continuing along the Crooked River to the Wonnangatta River junction and then into Dargo.




Beyond Hotham 2016


Trek Details


27th February         

Grant Historic Area Click here to find out more


12th March

Blue Rag Range Click here to find out more


26th March

White Timber Spur, Talbotville, Grant, Dargo 
Click here to find out more


9th April

Crooked River Click here to find out more


23rd April

Blue Rag Range Click here to find out more



If touring the high country is your thing, getting a bit of dirt on the tyres has never been easier. Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board is proud to present the ultimate Beyond Hotham off road self-touring guide. The detailed booklet is available from Mount Hotham Resort Management Board and local Tourist Visitor Information Centres as well as the link below. The detailed guide enables everyday 4x4 to confidently discover some of Hotham’s most picturesque spots and best kept secrets.

Download the Beyond Hotham 4WD Self-guided Tour Book Here

BOOK NOW for a Beyond Hotham Adventure

Book on the Website 
Phone 1300 660 320

 *Please note, guided day tours are subject to conditions including weather and a minimum participant number of 5 vehicles. The tour component is owned and operated by Getabout Training Services and Tow-Ed Co.