Dinner Plain Alpine Village sits high in the mountains of north-east Victoria, nestled on the edge of the spectacular Alpine National Park. Only 10km from Mt Hotham, it is a hub for families looking for that perfect snow getaway. 

Tours run from April - September

Operating Hours:

By booking in green season

9am - 4pm in white season

CLOSED Wednesdays and Thursdays (unless stated otherwise)


To book a tour please fill out this form.
Please note:
 there is a combined weight limit of 160kg for all sled tours.

 

CHECK OUT OUR NEW TOUR FOR 2017 WINTER!

Musher for a day

Howling Huskys Self Drive Tour

 

Howling Huskys are extremely excited to offer a brand new experience in Dinner Plain.

While we believe all our tours have their own kind of magic about them, there is no tour in Australia quite like this..

Come for a half day experience and learn to and then actually drive your own team of Howling Huskys

It starts early morning where we introduce the teams to you and show you how to harness them up, we explain all the equipment and how it all works and go through all our safety practices for you, the dogs and the public

Then it's time to hook up a team and head out for a basket ride, for this part of the tour you sit in the basket of the sled and your guide shows you how the commands work and more on the safety and equipment.

We then get you running tandem with your guide on the runners behind the sled.

So basically the morning is spent hands on learning the basic ins and outs of running a sled dog team, then we head out the back country away from the village and the people to enjoy some peaceful trails to ourselves.

This is where the real thrill begins, your guide will split the team up into smaller teams hooked to individual sleds and then you head out on your own team following your guide on their team to run the trails and control your own team of Howling Huskys.

We do a short run then pull up at our fire pit and kick back taking all the morning thrills in while we enjoy a hot chocolate and a camp fire lunch. But this doesn't last to long because those huskies love to run not sit, so before you know it we are jumping back on the sleds and heading out for another run before turning around and heading back to our shop to give your team some much deserved cuddles and treats!

This tour is only available mid week and it is a must to pre book with us, as spaces are very limited and due to the logistics of this tour we need to know well in advance.

While you don't need to be anything near a marathon runner, a reasonable level of fitness is needed for this tour.

$1500 per sled driver

$350 for a basket rider

For 2 people you can choose this option and swap driving and basket riding.

2 sled drivers and 2 basket riders available per tour.

 

BRUSH TAil run
30 minutes

This short ride is sure to put a smile on your face. This is a perfect introduction to the totally pawsome world of dogsledding. Taking time stopping to enjoy the views and explore Dinner Plain like you have never seen before! After your ride be sure to thank your lovely dog team with lots of pats, cuddles and pictures!

Approximately 30 minutes including pat and play session
$300 for 2 people riding together

 

alpine adventure
1 Hour 15 Minutes

Get ready for a tail wagging good time as you find magic around every corner on the looped trails of Dinner Plain. The dog's excitement is contagious as you dash through the snow, so snuggle up and get ready to learn all about the history of the sport, linage of the dogs and the ultimate bond between man and their best friends. Journey upwards to discover remarkable views of untouched beauty then under archways of painted snow gums.  If you’re feeling brave your experienced musher will let you have a go at driving! From the cheeky to the driven, our dogs are sure to make memories so finish the tour off with a pat and play to say thank you. The dogs will be sure to load you up with plenty of kisses to remember them by. This tour is great for all ages and abilities.

 Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes including pat and play session
$500 for 2 people riding together

 

winter dreams - FAMILY TOUR
1 hour 15 minutes

Follow the pitter patter of paws through a winter wonderland and let the dogs wow you as you run under a garden of snow gums. Cuddle up for a howling good time and let your experienced musher teach you about the dogs, their jobs, the commands we use, and history of the sport. Finish your tour off with lots of pats and cuddles and pictures and be sure to take home lots of kisses.

Tour is divided into two rides of approximately 30 mins on the sled each, the other 15 mins is the allocated set up time and Pat n Play. 

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes including pat and play session
$550 for 2 adults and 2 children
(Children are age 3-12, under 3 is free)

 

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a dash at dusk
1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTES

Your journey begins as you snuggle into the sled just before dusk and our team of Howling Huskys take you on an experience like no other in Australia! Sit back and relax as your team takes off. Learn about the dogs, the history of dogsledding and the reasons they love doing it. Continue along the trail and come to a stunning look out where your musher will share some local knowledge with you and leave you to enjoy a complimentary local wine or hot chocolate as you watch the sunset (of course your team of Howling Huskies will be right behind you also taking in the view!). 

Approximately 1 – 1.5 hours
$650 for two people riding together

 

 

A DASH UNDER THE MOON
1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

This is sure to be a magical experience, running under a winter night's sky with no sound other than the breath of the huskies and the drag of your sled. We set up as the sun is setting and head off at dusk, as the moon rises to head out to the back country away from the village lights of Dinner Plain. We will pull up to enjoy a glass of complementary wine or hot chocolate under the stars with your team of huskies, then finish with a run back to our cabin and have a few more pats and cuddles with your team.

This tour is only offered around the dates of the full moon as below so spaces are limited:
June: 7th-10th
July: 7th-10th
August: 6th - 9th

September: 4th - 8th

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes including pat and play session
$800 for two people