If you haven’t been to Mt Buller in the summer then you are in for a real treat. This place is exceptionally beautiful throughout summer with endless views across mountain ranges to distant shimmering horizons; with air so fresh it cleans and fills your lungs with a vitality. There are fields of wild flowers; kookaburras provide a welcome wakeup call in the morning and the bush all around breathes and smells of the eucalypts that make this country of ours so unique.
If you’re not riding it is just a really pleasant place to come and hang out, to read a book, go for a walk, to drink a coffee and watch the world pass you by. If you are racing then you’ll often be tempted to stop to take in the views and take in the scenery – except for the fact that the trails are so fun you won’t want to stop!
DRIVING TO MT BULLER
Mt Buller is located 248km northeast of Melbourne, an easy and scenic three-hour drive. Mansfield is the closest major town to the Resort – follow the signs to Mt Buller, 45 minutes from Mansfield, with the final 16km a winding, scenic mountain road to the Mt Buller Village. Unlike winter, entry to the Resort is free throughout summer. You can also drive your car all the way to the Village, although there are still parking restrictions in place around the Village.
There are several ways to get to Mt Buller, depending on which side of town you’re coming from, and the scenery on the way is well worth taking your time to see and enjoy:
- Maroondah Highway via Yarra Glen and Yea – enjoy the Yarra Valley food and wine region on the way
- Plenty Road via Kinglake and Yea – enjoy the twists and turns of this scenic route through Kinglake
- Hume Highway via Tallarook and Yea –
Mt Buller is also easy to get to from interstate, and is just 1.5 hours from the Hume Highway at Benalla. Driving times from capital cities:
- Melbourne: 3 hours
- Canberra: 6 hours
- Sydney: 9 hours
- Adelaide: 9.5 hours