Entry & Parking
During Winter Season, Resort Entry applies to every vehicle entering Mt Hotham Resort. Please refer to the Mt Hotham website for details and how to buy your pass online.
It’s a legal requirement to carry snow chains during the winter season while traveling the Great Alpine Road. It is compulsory to have chains in your vehicle before you leave Harrietville or Omeo. We recommend Hoys in Harrietville or Hoys Omeo. Hoys offer a FREE chain fitting & removal mobile service when you hire Hoys chains (Harrietville approach only). Not all vehicles can fit chains so please contact your provider prior to departing home.
Kongoola guests can receive 20% off all ski & board packages at any Hoys Ski shop (walk in rates).
Upgrade to 30% off packages by pre-booking online (Book minimum 72 hours prior to arrival).
Epic Pass holders receive lowest rental rates for 2023 (pre-book online).
Hoys Pre-season Deal – Book before June 1st 2023 – get an additional 5% off rentals (exclusions apply).
Hoys offer 5th consecutive days rentals for free.
Bus to Hotham
Hoys Park ‘n’ Ride
Most popular option is Hoys Park ‘n’ Ride in conjunction with Snowball Express or the Alps Link bus service. Please visit: hoysskis.com.au or call 1800 467 669. Here you can securely park your car for one or more nights and travel by bus, a 45 min-1 hour ride to Mt Hotham.
Alps Link from Bright to Omeo via Harrietville
Alps Link is a PTV service operated by the Dyson Group. Alps Link runs from Bright to Omeo via Harrietville, Mt Hotham, Dinner Plain and Cobungra. If you have any questions, please call Dysons Bairnsdale during business hours (9am-5pm) on 03 5152 1711. Visit: dysongroup.com.au/alps-link
Private charter with Alpine Spirit Coaches
This is a direct and flexible way to travel in style to and from Mt Hotham or Falls Creek. We tailor the pick up and drop off times according to your needs. We can accommodate up to 6 pax in our luxury 4WD vehicles and up to 10, 13 or 24 in our minibuses. Email us at email@example.com or give us a call on 035752133. Visit: alpinespiritcoaches.com.au
For travel to and from Melbourne
There is the Vline public transportation system that will take you to Myrtleford or Bright where you can connect to a bus service. Visit: vline.com.au
An unloading parking area is located opposite the Jack Frost Bus Stop. Kongoola has an over-snow luggage sled to move your food, bags, skis, and boards from the unloading car park to our front door.
Alternatively, you can also utilise Hotham Snow Tow (from Jack Frost) to transport you and your gear to the lodge. Call: 0408 516 162
On Mountain Parking – Overnight & Long Term
Overnight and long term car parking begins approximately 1.0km from the front door of Kongoola. The regular shuttle bus service picks up and delivers those parking or picking up their vehicles.
Off Mountain Parking – Harrietville
Hoys Harrietville Ski Centre offers security car parking off mountain and bus and taxi bookings to complete your trip to Mt Hotham.
Phone Hoys: 1800 467 669 or 03 5759 2589
Davenport Village – Kongoola
Conveniently located with easy access to ski hire, lift tickets, restaurants, bars, supermarket and village transport.
Kongoola Ski Access
A short 200m walk or ski has intermediate level skiers and boarders dropping onto the Davenport Access Track via Frosty Drop on the opposite of the Harrietville to Omeo Road.
The General (Store & Hotel)
A Hotham Icon and a great place for apres skiing, dinner or to pick up some supplies, ‘The General’ (Store and Hotel), is a short 300m walk or ski from the front door of Kongoola.
1 Gallows Court, Davenport Village, Hotham Heights, Victoria, 3741