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Mount Buller | The ultimate guide

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Mount Buller is one of Victoria's main ski resorts, offering 740 acres of terrain across 25 trails.

The snowy wonderland is a 3-hour drive from Melbourne, making it an easy weekend getaway from June to October.

Much more than just a ski resort, the area's also home to a selection of cosy bars, restaurants and other snow-based activities like tobogganing and dog sledding. During the warmer months, its slopes are riddled with biking and walking trails.

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Getting to and around Mount Buller

Where is Mount Buller?

Sitting about 3 hours northeast of Melbourne, Mount Buller is a small village that, once you're there, has almost everything within walking distance.

In the village, free shuttles are available to help you get around, especially with heavy skiing and snowboarding equipment.

Taxis can take you to and around the village from car parks. They run on set fees.

Are city and airport transfers available?

  • From Melbourne Tullamarine Airport you can book a transfer on Mt Buller Coach Transfers. Public transport is possible though it takes a minimum of 5 hours and 2 transfers. Use the Public Transport Victoria journey planner to determine the best route from your destination.
  • From Melbourne or Adelaide city centres, BullerBus offers daily transfers. Additionally, Alzburg and Mt Buller Coach Transfers offer coach services between Melbourne city centre and Mount Buller.

If you're short on time and coming from Melbourne, you can also book a 1-day package on RedBalloon that includes a return coach from Melbourne and a 20% discount on any hire equipment.

While day trips have an early start, it's a good option if you're short on time as you'll have from about 7:30am until 4pm on the mountain.

Adrenaline also offers an all-inclusive day-trip package that includes a lift pass, lessons, equipment and clothing hire.

How do I get around once I'm there?

  • Types of transport: The Intra-Village shuttle takes guests to all corners of the village and has space on board for skis and snowboards. The route comprises 3 loops, all starting in the main square and heading to the mountain or residential areas.
  • Paying for transport: The Intra-Village shuttles are free.
  • Best apps for getting around: The Mt Buller Live app is a trail map that gives up-to-date information on trail conditions and lift status. It uses a GPS map to show you key spots in the village. If you're driving, the Public Transport Victoria app can be used for directions to and from Mount Buller village from Melbourne.

Are taxis or rideshares available?

  • Taxi: Taxis are available between the car parks and the village as well as within the village. Taxis only accept taxi tickets, which can be purchased online, directly from the driver or at the resort entry point.
  • Rideshare: Uber, Ola and Didi are not currently available in Mount Buller.

Mount Buller is a primarily a resort town in the Alpine region of Victoria, Australia. It’s known for its downhill ski slopes and terrain parks.

Mount Buller ski resort

Whether you're a beginner looking for lessons and magic carpets or a daredevil hoping to hit up the terrain parks, there's something for all ages and ski levels at Mount Buller resort.

What you need to know about the resort

  • Chair lifts: 21
  • Runs: 80+
  • Magic carpets: 4

What you need to know to hit the slopes at Mt Buller

  • Trail breakdown: 80+ runs (20% beginner, 45% intermediate, 35% advanced)
  • Number of terrain parks: 4
  • Longest run: 2.5km
  • Skiable terrain: 300 hectares

Lift pass prices

All prices listed below are for the 2022 season for passes purchased online at least 1 day in advance.

Pass type1 day2 days3 days4 days5 days
Adult (19-64 years old)$104$214$291$366$431
Child (5-18 years old)$60$120$163$205$241
Seniors (65-69 years old)$60$120$163$205$241
Seniors (70+ years old$0$0$255$0$0

Mount Buller mountain map:

Mount Buller's ski area is split up into 2 faces of the mountain: the Northern Slopes and the Southern Slopes.

Northern slopes trail map:

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Southern Slopes trail map:

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