At Howmans Gap, we can create an experience tailored to your needs. We offer a variety of packages throughout the year - from snow adventures in winter, to experiencing the alpine high country in summer.  

Everyone is welcome in winter - from individuals and families to schools and community groups. We usually cater for schools during the week, and individuals, families and community groups on weekends and during school holidays. In summer, our camp is open to schools and large groups (whilst we accept groups of any size, for groups under 20 guests additional charges may apply). 

Our packages include a range of accommodation options and programs and activities - with tailored pricing based on your requirements. For example, you have the 50% option - where half of the activities are led by our camp leaders and other other half by your teachers or group leaders; or you can choose the 100% option - where all activities are instructed by our camp leaders.

To give you an idea of what we offer, our most popular packages are listed below.

To find out more about pricing, enquire now. Our staff will be able to provide a quote based on your preferences or requirements.

  • Winter packages for individual bookings, families and groups

    Looking for a winter adventure? Howmans Gap is a beautiful place, especially when covered in snow. Come enjoy the mountain with your friends or family in the winter. Come on your own or bring a crew for a weekend or school holiday alpine getaway.

    Availability:

    Places have been filling up fast for the season and we only have a limited amount of available dates remaining.

    August 2022 is fully booked for all accommodation except one of the self contained cottages

    Melaleuca self contained cottage availability:

    (Updated 31/05/2022)

    • 10th to 26th June
    • 1st to 3rd July
    • 30th July to 2nd August
    • 3rd to 5th August
    • 8th to 12th August
    • 20th to 21st August
    • 3rd to 30th September

    Please note, the above dates are subject to availability at the time of your booking. All other self-catered cottages are booked out for winter 2022.

    Prices

    Shared and private rooms

    • 2 to 3 bed room = $175 per night
    • 4 to 5 bed room = $280 per night
    • 6 to 7 bed room = $345 per night

    Self catered cottages

    • Melaleuca Cottage: $700 per night

    All bookings:

    • Minimum booking: 3 nights
    • Prices are per room only, no individual beds are available.
    • Children = under the age of 12. 0-2 years are free.

    Meals

    Shared and private rooms: Meals in the dining hall

    No self cater option available, all meals but be eaten in the dining room.

    • Includes full breakfast and dinner 
    • Adults - $45 per person, per day
    • Children - $30 per person, per day

    Self catered cottages

    Bring your own food and prepare in the cottage's private kitchen. Or request for catering to your cottage for an additional fee.


    Additional information for visitors to Howmans Gap:

    • Guests MUST provide own pillow, pillow case, fitted & flat sheet, sleeping bag or, doona, blanket & towel.
    • It is a requirement that all vehicles must carry chains during the specified snow season.
    • Falls Creek does not have a fuel station. The closest fuel stop is Mt Beauty, located approximately 33kms at the bottom of the mountain. All drivers should fill their vehicle up before making their way up the mountain. Mt Beauty fuel stations are open from 7am - 7pm all year round.
    • Diesel vehicles must refuel with Alpine Diesel from Myrtleford, Mount Beauty, Bright, or other local suppliers prior to arrival at YMCA Howmans Gap Alpine Centre.
    • Guests will need to pay Falls Creek resort entry fee 
    • Falls Creek Ski Lifts provide all lift, lesson and ski/snowboard gear hire
    • YMCA Falls Creek Cross Country can assist with all of your pre booked XC ski hire, instruction and gear. 

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  • Winter packages for schools

    Making an unforgettable ski camp for schools is something we pride ourselves on. Let us create a personalised package that will make your students love their snow adventure.

    We take schools bookings for during the week. You can stay at Howmans Gap from one night to six nights, with all meals included. You can also choose how much you want your school camping program to be instructed by us. For example, you have the 50% option - where half of the activities are led by our camp leaders and other other half by your teachers; or you can choose the 100% option - where all activities are instructed by our camp leaders. The choice is yours.

    Our most common packages are as follows:

    Alpine package 1 

    Includes:

    • six days, five nights accommodation
    • all meals
    • daily resort entry to nearby Falls Creek (including transfers)
    • lift passes for four days with ski / board hire and lesson
    • 1/2 day snow play, toboggan
    • shared dorm style room with bunk beds
    • shared bathroom facilities
    • coach transfers door to door from school (for schools local to Howmans Gap and the Melbourne area)
    • teachers go free (1:10 teacher/student ratio)

    Alpine package 2

    Includes:

    • three days, two nights accommodation
    • all meals
    • daily resort entry to nearby Falls Creek (including transfers)
    • lift passes for two days with ski / board hire and lesson
    • 1/2 day cross country skiing
    • shared dorm style room with bunk beds
    • shared bathroom facilities
    • coach transfers door to door from school (for schools within two hours of Howmans Gap)
    • teachers go free (1:10 teacher/student ratio)

    Cross country camp package

    Includes:

    • three days, two nights accommodation
    • all meals
    • daily resort entry to nearby Falls Creek (including transfers)
    • 2.5 days cross country ski hire and lesson
    • shared dorm style room with bunk beds
    • shared bathroom facilities
    • coach transfers door to door from school (for schools within two hours of Howmans Gap)
    • teachers go free (1:10 teacher/student ratio)

    First timers snow camp package

    Includes:

    • three days, two nights accommodation
    • all meals
    • daily resort entry to nearby Falls Creek (including transfers)
    • 2.5 days snow play, toboggan, cross country ski hire and lesson
    • shared dorm style room with bunk beds
    • shared bathroom facilities
    • coach transfers door to door from school (for schools within three hours of Howmans Gap)
    • teachers go free (1:10 teacher/student ratio)

    Please note, we never mix other groups or families within the same wing or accommodation being used by school bookings. 

    Cost: To find out more about pricing for the above packages, enquire now. Our staff will be able to provide a quote based on your personal preferences or requirements.

  • Day visit / conference packages

    At Howmans Gap, we also offer day visits and conference packages all year round. Take a look at our conference facilities.

    Item Cost
    Conference / theatre room hire (seats 80)
    $160 per room, per day
    Dining area hire (seats 170)
    $250 per room, per day
    Lounge area hire (seats 60)
    $150 per room, per day
    Activity / recreation room hire (seats 40)
    $150 per room, per day
    Morning / afternoon tea only
    $50 per day for group of up to 30 people
    Lunch $13.50 per person

    Enquire now.

  • Summer packages for large groups

    Whether you're a sporting team, community group or anything in between, at Howmans Gap we can personalise a stay to suit your group's needs. We're happy to program some exciting activities, or you can plan them yourself.

    We take schools group bookings for weekends and school holidays. We pride ourselves on creating personalised camps for each individual group depending on your needs and budget.

    Our group packages can include:

    • one to six nights accommodation
    • all meals
    • private or shared dorm style room with bunk beds
    • shared bathroom facilities
    • linen included
    • coach transfers door to door from school (for schools local to Howmans or in the Melbourne area)
    • activities including: archery, bush walking, camp outs, campfire cooking, giant swinging, kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing.

    *Please note, during summer whilst we accept groups of any size, for groups under 20 guests additional charges may apply.

    Cost: To find out more about pricing for the above packages, enquire now. Our staff will be able to provide a quote based on your personal preferences or requirements.

  • Summer packages for schools

    We have a range of school packages available during summer, to make the booking process simple and stress free. With all budgets in mind, we can personalise each camp around the schools requirements.

    We take schools bookings for during the week. You can stay at Howmans Gap from one night to six nights, with all meals included. You can also choose how much you want your school camping program to be instructed by us. For example, you have the 50% option - where half of the activities are led by our camp leaders and other other half by your teachers; or you can choose the 100% option - where all activities are instructed by our camp leaders. The choice is yours.

    Our group packages can include:

    • from one night's accommodation upwards
    • all meals
    • shared dorm style room with bunk beds
    • shared bathroom facilities
    • coach transfers door to door from school (for schools local to Howmans or in the Melbourne area)
    • teachers go free (1:10 teacher/student ratio)
    • activities including: archery, bush walking, camp outs, campfire cooking, giant swinging, kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing

    Please note, during summer whilst we accept groups of any size, for groups under 20 guests additional charges may apply.

    In addition, we never mix other groups or families within the same wing or accommodation being used by school bookings.

    Cost: To find out more about pricing for the above packages, enquire now. Our staff will be able to provide a quote based on your personal preferences or requirements.

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