A mecca for skiing and snowboarding, the alpine resort of Mount Buller lies north-east of Melbourne’s city centre. Winter offers a variety of snow-based adventures, while summer months lure in trekkers and mountain bikers looking to explore the mountainous trails and waterfalls of Alpine National Park.
Things to do in Mount Buller
Jump aboard one of Mount Buller’s high-speed lifts to access its more than 300 hectares of terrain, with something to suit all experience levels. You can learn to ski or snowboard on the gentle slopes with one of the resort’s professional teachers or take advantage of the challenging runs and terrain parks to sharpen your skills.
Travelling with kids? Spend a day at one of Mount Buller’s two toboggan parks or soak up the alpine views during a husky-drawn sled tour. They’ll love the opportunity to spot mystical gnomes on the self-guided Gnome Roam trail before catching the latest flicks at Mount Buller’s 180-seat cinema. If you’re interested in the history of winter sports in Australia, make a point of visiting the National Alpine Museum.
At the end of the day, you can refuel at one of the numerous eateries that cluster in Mount Buller, ranging from the Little Villager’s classic cafe eats to Italian fare at Dolomiti Italiano. In addition to plenty of buzzing bars, you can mingle with other skiers at one of the nighttime events held during the snow season or enjoy some pampering at Australia’s highest day spa.
Getting around Mount Buller
Mount Buller is just over three hours’ drive from Melbourne Airport and is connected by regular V-Line buses to the Victorian capital. Hiring a car is the easiest way of getting around the region while more than 20 ski lifts access Mount Buller’s slopes.