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Private apartment 'Alpine Abode' at Mt Buller gateA cosy two-bedroom apartment located minutes to Mt Buller and Mt Stirling gate and a short drive to Mt Timbertop. Surrounded by natural beauty, this is a deeply relaxing environment with picturesque views of the mountains and daily visits from kangaroos, deer and birds including King Parrots. There is plenty to do in the winter and summer months with skiing, hiking, mountain climbing, bike-riding, fishing, 4WD, horse-riding etc. Close to local restaurants and only 30mins to Mansfield.
Pete's Alpine Studio 1 with loftRecently renovated stylish studio (one of only three) with spacious sleeping loft , close to Mount Buller, built almost entirely from repurposed building materials. All to yourselves, this quirky rustic studio with its private balcony overlooks the Delatite River with magnificent mountain views and abundant wildlife. The renowned Mill Inn Restaurant is metres from the door.
Stirling Lodge getaway at the base of Mt BullerStirling Lodge - your perfect retreat at the base of Mt Buller. You will have sole use of the entire property and grounds. The property backs onto national park bushlands. Relax in the tranquil garden and enjoy the open fire pit while you gaze at the stars. This property in ideally situated at the bottom of Sawmill Settlement and is walking distance to the bus stop to Mansfield and Mt Buller (Winter Season only)
Australia’s most accessible major snow resort, Mount Buller (5,922 feet) draws winter-sports enthusiasts in droves over the season (early June through early October). With 740 acres of terrain, the mountain offers gentle slopes alongside challenging back runs, not to mention dozens of activities such as night skiing, scenic chairlift rides, and festivals. The après culture is strong here. Choose from more than 30 bars and restaurants, or indulge in a relaxation package at the day spa. When the snow melts, the resort village is transformed into a hub for hiking, biking, and 4-wheel driving, with epic alpine trails that weave through fields of wildflowers and across fragrant valleys of native forest.
The closest airport is Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL), Victoria’s primary international hub. It offers car rental options from both domestic and international terminals. From here, it’s a three-hour (150-mile) drive northeast to Mount Buller. If you choose this option during the ski season, it’s mandatory to take out a snow package, which allows you to drive above the snow line; also know that snow chains are mandatory for those traveling above the snow line in Australia. Once you reach Buller in ski season, leave your car in one of the dedicated car parks, and use shuttles (day visitors) or rideshare facilities (overnight visitors) to reach the resort. During off-season, entry to the resort is free, and you can drive all the way to the village. No fuel is available on the mountain, so fill up when you pass through Mansfield, the closest major town (30 miles).
You don’t need a car to get around here, so you might decide to catch a coach from the airport or Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station. Most routes end in Mansfield, where you’ll have to take a bus to the resort village.
If you’re feeling fancy, helicopter transfers are available, departing central Melbourne or Essendon Airport (MEB).
Peak season is July and August, when steady snowfall transforms the slopes into a winter wonderland. Ski season runs early June through October, but often too little snow falls at the beginning or end to provide coverage for all of the trails. Thankfully, snow-making facilities top up the powder. At this time of year, days are generally sunny, and the only time temperatures fall below 28 degrees Fahrenheit is at night from June through August. The rest of the year, the resort village becomes a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, with daytime temperatures between 45 and 65 degrees, making the destination extremely comfortable for you to spend time amid nature, working up a sweat.
Skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing opportunities abound on Buller’s snow-dusted slopes. Some 22 lifts zip you to more than 80 runs, as well as to three terrain parks (replete with half-pipes), an UltraCross course, and two toboggan parks. While about half of the terrain is dedicated to intermediate skiers, there’s plenty of powder for beginners and experts to explore.
Whatever the season, alpine hiking around Mt Buller (and neighboring Mt Stirling) doesn’t disappoint. Trails offer options for all experience and fitness levels; you can navigate these using maps from the tourist office, also a good source for information on guided tours of the countryside and local art installations you shouldn’t miss.
The Mt Buller Bike Park is paradise for those exploring the countryside on two wheels. More than 60 miles of cross-country trails beckon, including four downhill tracks with shuttle services to take you back up to the top.