DISABILITY ACCESS INFORMATION

TRAVEL CONSIDERATIONS


Getting to Mt Buller

General information about travelling to Mt Buller can be found here.


Accessible Toilets en Route

McKenzie Reserve, Yarra Glen- On the left hand side, approximately halfway through town as you drive from Melbourne. Open 24 hours.

Whittlesea Showgrounds, Whittlesea- Turn left off Whittlesea-Yea Rd, just after Mcphees Rd, as you drive towards Yea. Located opposite Whittlesea Park. Open during daylight hours.

High St, Yea- Located at the corner of the Goulburn Valley Highway and Station St, on the right hand side of the road as you are driving through town towards Mansfield. Open 24 hours.

Highett St, Mansfield- Turn left at the first roundabout as you are coming into town from Melbourne/Yea. Open 24 hours.

 

Wheelchair Accessible Transport

Mansfield Mt Buller Bus Lines (MMBL) runs a bus service between Mansfield and Mt Buller. There is one wheelchair-accessible bus, which should be pre-booked by calling (03) 5775 2606. More information, including fares and timetables, can be found here.

 

Driving – Wheel Chains

All overnight visitors to Mt Buller are required to carry wheel chains. Wheel chains may also be required for day visitors, depending on the road conditions on the day, and this may differ for 2-wheel drive (2WD) and 4-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles. Mirrimbah is the last opportunity to hire chains before driving up the mountain. As there is no assistance available to put wheel chains on once on the mountain, the driver (or passenger) must be capable of putting wheel chains on independently. More information about wheel chains can be found here.

Car Parking

General information about resort entry prices for both day visitors and overnight visitors to Mt Buller can be found here. Staff will direct you to the correct car park upon your arrival. Access up the mountain to the Village, past the car parks, is restricted to vehicles carrying a permit, however, vehicle access to the Village for individuals with a disability may be arranged through Resort Management prior to your visit. They can be contacted at (03) 5777 6077.

Day Parking

Day visitors to Mt Buller park in the designated day car park and are then transported up to the Village via the designated bus. The car park is wheelchair accessible, however, care should be taken, as there may be snow or ice on the road. There is one wheelchair-accessible bus, and MMBL should be notified at least 1 hour prior to arrival by calling (03) 5775 2606.

Overnight Parking

Overnight visitors to Mt Buller park in one of the many overnight car parks, and are then transported to their accommodation by oversnow taxis. There is one wheelchair-accessible taxi, and this can be booked by calling MMBL at (03) 5775 2606. All car parks are wheelchair accessible, however, care should be taken, as there may be snow or ice on the road.

STAYING AT MT BULLER

Accommodation

While Mt Buller has numerous accommodation providers, the locations listed here have wheelchair-accessible rooms and facilities. It is recommended that you talk directly with accommodation staff to discuss any particular needs prior to your trip to Mt Buller.

Ajax Ski Club- Located on Stirling Road, 300 metres from the Village Centre. The main entrance to the building is accessible via a ramp. There is one room with a queen-sized bed, and 5 single-sized bunk beds (accommodates up to 11 people), with an associated wheelchair-accessible bathroom. There are two other disabled bathrooms with easy access, but are not suited for wheelchair uses. The dining and lounge room are both on the same level as the bedroom, bathrooms, and entrance. For more information, contact (03) 5777 6286. Grid reference I5 on the Mt Buller Village Map.

Melbourne University Alpine Lodge- Located at the corner of The Avenue and Cow Camp Lane, in close proximity to the Village Bus Terminal. There is one wheelchair-accessible bedroom, and one accessible bathroom. The bedroom contains 2 bunk beds (accommodates up to 4 people). The lodge has a communal kitchen and common room on the ground floor. The main entrance into the lodge is wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact (03) 8344 5405. Grid reference I7 on the Mt Buller Village Map.

Mt Buller Chalet Hotel- Located on Athlete’s Walk in the heart of the Village. There is one room with a wheelchair-accessible bathroom, which can accommodate 2 people. All other rooms can accommodate up to 4 people and can be accessed via a lift from reception. The main entrance from Athlete’s Walk is wheelchair-accessible. Entry into the building from the road (when using taxis), however, is not wheelchair-accessible. For more information, contact 1800 810 200 or (03) 5777 6566. Grid reference J9 on the Mt Buller Village Map.

Getting Around

The Mt Buller Village consists of quite hilly terrain, which can be covered in snow and ice during the snow season. For independent wheelchair users, this may be challenging and a companion may be needed for some assistance.

There are free buses that run around the Mt Buller Village, however, these are not wheelchair-accessible. The MMBL taxis can be used for transport around the village for a fee. There is one wheelchair-accessible taxi, and this can be booked by calling (03) 5777 6070.

Transfer to Accommodation

The Mt Buller Village is located 1.5km above the car parking area. Overnight visitors are transferred to their accommodation by oversnow taxis. The wheelchair-accessible taxi can be booked by calling (03) 5777 6070. More information, including taxi fares, can be found here.

RESORT FACILITIES

 
Accessible Toilets

Abom Hotel- Located at the top of Athlete’s Walk, just off Bourke St. Grid reference J11 on the Mt Buller Village Map.

Horsehill Car Park- There is a single-level toilet at the day car park. Grid reference U3 on the Mt Buller Village Map.

Village Square Plaza, Village Square- An accessible toilet is located on the lower level of the building. Accessible entry is via the door closest to the Village Bus Terminal. Grid reference J8 on the Mt Buller Village Map.

Arlberg Hotel- Located at the top of Summit Road near the top of the Blue Bullet chairlift. The toilet is on the lower level of the building, accessible via the Summit Road entrance. Grid reference I15 on the Mt Buller Village Map.

Mt Buller Chalet Hotel- Located on Athlete’s Walk, in the heart of the Village Centre. The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor of the hotel. Accessible entry is via Athlete’s Walk. Grid reference J9 on the Mt Buller Village Map.

Public Day Shelters

Village Square Plaza, Village Square- The Village Square Plaza has public seating, toilets (including a wheelchair-accessible toilet), free WI-FI, and an ATM. Wheelchair-accessible entry is through the door closest to the Village Bus Terminal. Grid reference J8 on the Mt Buller Village Map.

DISABLED WINTERSPORT AUSTRALIA

DWA Member Services

Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA) is the National Sporting Organisation body responsible for adaptive winter sport in Australia. The mission of DWA is “To promote and foster the advancement of participation by people with a disability in wintersport both in Australia and overseas”.

DWA members are provided with a variety of services, including free use of adaptive snowsports equipment (subject to availability), assistance from volunteer guides at no cost (subject to availability), and concessions on lift ticket, adaptive snowsports lesson, and equipment hire prices. More information about membership benefits can be found here.

The DWA Resort Services Coordinator can be contacted should you have any further questions or require more assistance. They can be contacted here.

Volunteer DWA Guides

Available to members are a dedicated team of volunteers who are trained to support members with a range of disabilities on snow. Members are able to access volunteer guides for assistance on snow. Provision of a volunteer guide is of no cost to DWA members, however, it is subject to a guide being available. More information about how to request a volunteer guide can be found here.

Adaptive Equipment

DWA has a range of adaptive equipment available at no cost to members. Further information about the equipment available and how to book can be found here.

Adaptive Snowsports Lessons

The Mt Buller Ski & Snowboard School has a number of qualified adaptive snowsports instructors available to teach individuals with a range of disabilities the skills required to ski or snowboard. DWA members receive a concession (subject to availability) on private lessons through the Mt Buller Ski & Snowboard School. More information about lessons can be found here.


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