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Mount Hotham
Mt Hotham from the summit 2007.jpg
Mount Hotham, view from the summit in 2007.
Elevation 1,862 metres (6,109 ft) AHD
Prominence 242 metres (794 ft) AHD
Location Victoria, Australia
Range Victorian Alps, Great Dividing Range
Coordinates 36°58′31″S 147°7′58″E / 36.97528°S 147.13278°E / -36.97528; 147.13278Coordinates: 36°58′31″S 147°7′58″E / 36.97528°S 147.13278°E / -36.97528; 147.13278
Mt hotham summer scenery
Mount Hotham, in summer.

Mount Hotham is a mountain in the Victorian Alps of the Great Dividing Range, located in the Australian state of Victoria. The mountain is located approximately 357 kilometres (222 mi) north east of Melbourne, 746 kilometres (464 mi) from Sydney, and 997 kilometres (620 mi) from Adelaide by road. The nearest major road to mountain is the Great Alpine Road. The mountain is named after Charles Hotham, Governor of Victoria from 1854 to 1855.

Mt Hotham's summit rises to an altitude of 1,862 metres (6,109 ft) AHD.

Hotham Alpine Resort, a commercial ski resort, is located on the slopes of Mount Hotham and adjoining mountains.


Mount Hotham summit panorama to the north
Mt Hotham Village 2008

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