Award winning experience for unique accommodation and eco-tourism:
Discover the ultimate exclusive, intimate and adventurous night in the snow.


Australia’s most unique snow glamping experience!
Experience the snow like nowhere else in a luxury private Hypedome among a snow gum forest.
Away from the slopes, we only need a dusting of snow to bring on the magic!

What to expect:

We head off before sunset for an easy 30 minute Snowshoe walk (450m) through the picturesque snow gums to the eco-village where you’ll enjoy a delicious heart-warming glass of Glühwein or hot chocolate outside by the fire.
You will then be invited into the central tipi with a fireplace, where you will learn the secrets to making a traditional and mouth-watering French fondue, with cheese imported for the occasion from French Alpine farms. After a 3 course dinner we will sit around the fire sharing a few drinks and stories (maybe even some dancing).

Waive the rest of the group goodbye and settle in your Hypedome! A highly sought-after exclusive experience, with only three domes available, serenity is guaranteed in this pristine alpine setting, complete with views over Dargo valley and a striking colour palette courtesy of the Snowgum forest. Hypedomes; perfect for a romantic escapade, a getaway among friends and family* or a guaranteed memory making trip for any special occasion.

The Hypedomes are composed of a seamless blend of transparent and reflective hexagonal panels which provide full privacy through clever angle orientation while also delivering uninterrupted views to the sky and the snowy wonderland outside.

Each Hypedome is equipped with a comfortable double bed with ample linen to keep you cosy (-8° sleeping bags and blankets), a double trundle, a sink with drinking water, led lighting, charger cable to stay connected, and the most important for a cosy snow experience: an indoor fireplace to make your dome toasty for when you eventually drag yourself away from the delicious French- Alps inspired dinner (included in the experience), fine wines, craft beers and French liqueurs in the central tipi.

Outdoor Hot-tub Experience for 2 people 
Add an extra touch of luxury and finish your stay on a high in Australia’s highest wood fire hot tub. Relax soaking up in your own private hot bath, surrounded by snow and with breathtaking views on the Dargo Valley and Alpine wilderness. Then enjoy a private scenic skidoo tour back to Wireplain. 
From 10am to 11am.
Includes: Private 1h outdoor woodier Hot Tub experience, return skidoo trip.

Heading out on a skidoo
Included in your adventure:

– Snowshoes and Headtorch
– Guided snowshoe tour – 30 minutes with stories and inside knowledge on French/Australian alps history
– First glass of heart-warming home-made Gluhwein (hot spiced red wine) by the fire
– 3 course dinner including home-made soup, French cheese fondue, and cake see details 
– Exclusive accommodation in wood heated Snowdomes with sky views or real Igloos.
– Comfortable bedding: real mattress, bed linen, pillow, faux fur blanket, fleece liner and -10°c sleeping bag
– Hearty warm breakfast with tea, coffee, toast & jams, muesli, eggs and bacon rolls etc. (VG option available)
– Scenic 15 minutes Skimobile tour by Hotham Backcountry Tour
Strictly no BYO food or alcohol

Snowshoe to Fondue Dinner details

In all Hypedomes :
– A very warm wood fire heater 
– Hand washing facilities and towels 
– Comfortable bedding (real mattress, bed linen, pillow, fur blanket, fleece liner and -10°c sleeping bag)
– Drinking water
– Solar powered battery and USB port to recharge phones
– Extra blankets

We currently have three Hypedomes all with the same level of comfort and identical facilities.

Our Hypedomes sleep up to four people but are more comfortable with two. They have one double bed and a double trundle. Sleeping bags can be joint or separated.

At the Eco-Village:
Our eco-village is set-up in the wilderness of Hotham. Everything is carried in and out by man power to reduce our impact on the fragile alpine environment. We are completely off the grid, but for your comfort the eco-village are able to offer the following services:

Limited Power

Heated Tipi

Hand Washing facilities

Fully Licensed (No BYO)

The best French fondue!

3G / 4G

Dry Toilets

Warm Drinks

CC payment

Smoke alarms

Vegetarian meals

Eco-friendly Toilets:
We use a vermicomposting toilet that is unique to Australia and has several great advantages:
– No smell
– No pit, no revolting long drop
– Normal use, no woodchips
– Clean and cosy
– All wastes are turned into great compost by the worms
The toilets are shared, and approximately 10-20m from the Hypedomes.
There is no shower at the eco-village in Winter.
Rates & details :

Tours running 7 days a week through the ski season.
Starts at 4:30pm (June, July) 5:00pm (Aug -Sep), return approx. 9:30am

Our Hypedomes sleep up to four people but are more comfortable with two. 

This experience isn’t suitable for children under the age of 5. 

Free Hotham village bus to Wireplain, carpark available or catch a bus from Dinner Plain.

From $598 (low season) for 2 people inc. full dinner experience.
From $289pp for groups and families of more than 2 people sharing a Hypedome inc. full dinner experience
Group booking and special private events available.

Outdoor Hot-tub Experience for 2 people from $185

Alpine Nature Experience is fully licenced. Strictly no BYO

Our menu is fully vegetarian. Please note, due to the nature of the experience, only vegan and gluten free dietary requirements are available on request, at an extra cost. Make sure you specify this when booking. For the same reasons we are unable to provide a different menu for children.

The overnight experience is not suitable for children under the age of 5 years old. 

Bookings essential 24h in advance.
Same day bookings – please contact us to confirm availability.



For the real creature of compfort, our Hypedomes are eco-conceived with one thing in mind: Simplicity is a luxury. They have a very comfortable bedding, a sink with fresh water and a very warm fireplace. 

In addition, the clear skyview lets you fall asleep while watching the stars (or the snow falling). 

Our Hypedomes can sleep up to 4 people.  In a four people configuration they are quite cosy, and more suitable for families or close friends. However, we don’t combine different bookings under one snowdome, aka we won’t mix you up with another group.  

We book out every year! Secure your stay today with a 30% deposit and avoid missing out.

Book now

Hypedome booking holders that have mentioned it on their booking, will have to option to change if an Igloo becomes available (pending availability, price difference may apply). Standard T&C apply and bookings are strictly non-refundable. 

BOOKED OUT / WAITLIST: We often have last minute availability. Please send us an email to info@alpinenatureexperience.com.au and we will add you to the waiting list. You’ll get an email if anything comes up. 

Looking inside the cost igloo

Our Igloos are made with 100% snow! But that doesn’t mean you will be cold. The inside temperature is around 4°c and all Igloos are equiped with -10c° sleeping bags, real confortable bed, sheep skins and covers. 

Our Igloos sleep comfortably up to 2 people and aren’t suitable for children under 12yo. 

Please be aware that the night in an Igloo is very weather and snow dependent.
To avoid disappointment, we only open bookings  for our Igloos once we have been able to build them. To book an Igloo you must first join our Igloo waiting list to know when we open bookings.

Snowdome booking holders that have mentioned it on their booking, will have to option to change if an Igloo becomes available (pending availability, price difference may apply). Standard T&C apply and bookings are strictly non-refundable. 

Join the IGLOO Waiting list
  • “The Alpine Nature Experience – Snowshoe to Fondue night was so wonderful! Jean-Francois and his team have created a magical little place on the high plains, and you really feel like you’re a million miles away from anything. Wonderful food and hospitality, could not recommend this highly enough if you want a unique and memorable experience in the snow.”
    Stephanie Bateman – Facebook review
  • “We had a wonderful experience here, fantastic food, wine and hospitality. The whole set up is first class and my family and I loved sleeping in the cosy hypedomes. Highly recommend this as a romantic snowy escape or as a family adventure.”

    Patricia S- Google review

  • “The food was amazing and it is so comfortable. Highly recommend for anyone visiting the area.”

    Ashleigh Yuncken – Google review

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