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Mt Buller has had a fascinating history, being transformed from a cattleman's run into Australia's premier alpine resort. Learn about the mountain's original characters and marvel at an eclectic collection of ski memorabilia at the National Alpine Museum.
The Museum not only details Mt Buller's journey but the development of Australia's entire alpine history, with hundreds of fascinating artefacts telling the story of evolution of the Australian ski fields. The museum showcases wooden skis & sleds, leather boots, through to snowboards from the late 80s. It also features a variety of photographs, snowmobiles, clothing, badges, publications, maps and lift equipment. Museum displays are constantly changing with special exhibitions held during the snow season.
Location: 1st floor of Alpine Central
Saturday 12-4pm (January 5th to 20th April),
Sunday 12-4pm (Australia Day, Labour Day and Easter Long Weekends)
Special times can be arranged for group bookings.
Cost: Entry is via gold coin donation.
Please contact the Museum on 03 5777 7235 or 0499 251 559 if you would like to arrange a guided tour for a group.
Mt Buller History Hunt
Armed with your map and clues, this fascinating tour takes you on a historical hunt around the Mt Buller Village. Learn a little more about our mountain village, and the characters that made the mountain as it is today.
Gain an insight into the heritage of buildings, and enjoy a scenic walk at the same time. This tour should take between 1 - 2 hours with children.
Download your map and clues here, or drop into Alpine Central to collect them. On completion you can return to Alpine Central for the answers, or download the answers here.
Mt Buller Book
Mt Buller - The Story of a Mountain is a beautifully presented coffee table book that relives the history of Victoria's premier mountain resort. Written by Jim Darby and with over 700 photographs edited by Mark Ashkanasy, the Mt Buller Book is a fascinating insight into the ski lift companies, ski patrol, ski schools, clubs and mountain identities that have made Mt Buller the thriving destination that it is today.
A great Christmas present, the book is just $40.00 and can be ordered by clicking here to download the order form, or can be purchased directly from the National Alpine Museum at Mt Buller. All proceeds from the sale of the book go directly to the National Alpine Museum.
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