Stay - YMCA Howmans Gap
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Surrounded by mountain ash bushland, Howmans Gap Alpine Centre is able to accommodate groups up to 174 people comfortably. Our warm, clean and comfortable lodgings are wheelchair accessible.

Private group rooms

Clean, comfortable and safe accommodation for any school or large group looking for the perfect camp.


  • Sleeps up to seven people;
  • Bunk beds;
  • Shared modern bathroom facilities;
  • Access to other facilities (drying room, waxing room, games room and more);
  • Ability to separate wings for security and peace of mind

Please note: Linen is required for bunk beds.

Dining Hall

Lounge Room — cosy fireplace, board games, library and projector for movie nights

Games Room – Plenty of games for the family; table tennis, poly table, fooseball table, pool table and air hockey.

Clean shared bathroom facilities

Multi layout option for security and peace of mind

Teachers and Leaders accommodation

Relax in your home away from home. Sleeping up to eight people our tidy cottages includes three/four bedrooms (bunk beds, queen), kitchen and cooking facilities, abundant heating, toilet and shower, lounge room with flatscreen TV, balcony overlooking the hills, dining room, crockery and cutlery, washing machine and dryer provided.

Portable cots available on request.

  • Sleeps six to eight people;
  • Two/three bedrooms with bunk beds, one bedroom with queen bed (linen provided);
  • Modern kitchen with cooking facilities, crockery and cutlery;
  • Heating in all rooms;
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet;
  • Lounge room with flat screen TV;
  • Dining room;
  • Washing machine and dryer;
  • Balcony with breath-taking views of the Victorian Alps;
  • Portable cots (available on request);
  • Free parking.

Please note: Linen is required for bunk beds.

Private Kitchen

Private Bathroom

Accessible Accomodation

In keeping with Howmans Gap efforts to offer accessible outdoor experiences, YMCA in partnership with the Victorian Government and Disabled Winter sports Australia, is now constructing a new 36 bed accommodation facility, and which incorporates universal design principles along with a clear focus on sustainable building performance.

As this facility nears completion we will publish more detail of how this facility might support your mountain stay.


All guests at Howmans Gap have exclusive access to our range of facilities at no extra cost.

  • Drying room: dry off your boots in our dehumidifying drying rooms after a day of mountain adventure;
  • Secure bike and equipment storage: keep your outdoor equipment safe in our locked storage facilities. Facility staff can lock away your gear until you need it next;
  • Games room: kids will love our table tennis, poly table, fooseball table, pool table and air hockey;
  • Spacious dining hall with catering available;
  • Lounge Room with cosy fireplace, board games, library, satellite TV and projector for movie nights;
  • Large meeting room with complete range of audio visual equipment.


After a day of adventure, relax and let us prepare your meals.

Our on-site professional cooks can cater for small and large groups in our dining halls.

Packages include two or three meals a day, starting with the most important meal of the day, a cooked hot breakfast and ending with a delicious, two-course meal for dinner. Lunch is available as an optional extra.


For meals packages please visit our packages.

Getting here


Howmans Gap is located only 10 minutes from Falls Creek which is the closest alpine resort to Albury, a half day drive from Melbourne and a days driving from Sydney.

From Sydney or Melbourne the best way is to travel along the Hume Highway and take the turnoffs at either Wangaratta (from Melbourne) or Albury (from Sydney).

In winter the only approach is via Mt Beauty. Outside the snow season there is an additional approach via Mt Hotham and Omeo which is better suited to those traveling from the Gippsland region.

Parking at Howmans is included in your cost of stay, so pack the car to the brim and have direct access to it for your entire stay.

Fuel up

There is no fuel available at Falls Creek so it is a good idea to fill up in Mt Beauty before driving the last leg to the resort. During summer if you are approaching from Omeo there are petrol stations there also. If driving a diesel vehicle you should use alpine mix diesel which is available from the pump at most service stations around Mt Beauty, Bright and Myrtleford.

Bus / Coach

For an affordable, stress free option to get to Howmans, coach travel is an option that travels directly from Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide also with pickups at regional centres on the way.

Albury is the closest airport and train station to Howmans Gap and therefore acts as a regional hub for many coach services direct to the resort. There are also dedicated Tullamarine Airport pickup services to meet flights arriving from Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth offered by Falls Creek Coaches and FallsBus.

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