Walk & Hike
Mt Buller is just 248kms north-east of Melbourne via Mansfield. In three hours you can be out of the city and high in the mountains! There are a few different routes you can take from Melbourne:
Travelling from the north, follow the Hume Hwy south and take the Mansfield exit onto the Midland Hwy (B300). To get here via the most direct route using Google Maps and GPS, it is best to set your destination to Yea, then once you are in Yea set it for Mansfield, then Mt Buller from Mansfield.
No matter which route you take from Melbourne to Mt Buller you will eventually come to Mansfield - the closest major town to the Resort. Pass through Mansfield and follow the signs to Mt Buller. 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.
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:
Looking to take the scenic route? Take the road less travelled with one of our suggested drives:
A wine romance
Depart: Melbourne-Yarra Valley-Healesville-Alexandra-Mansfield-Mt Buller. Drive time: 3.45 hours. From Melbourne, leave the traffic lights behind and head for the hills. Enjoy a relaxed motoring experience along rolling country roads, through the vineyards and towns of the Yarra Valley and Healesville region. Visit cellar doors and sample award-winning wines and new varietals. When you reach Mt Buller, take a leisurely tour of the Village before settling in to watch the sunset with a glass of Victoria's finest.
Depart: Mt Buller-Mansfield-Whitfield-Mansfield-Mt Buller Drive time: 3 hours. Take the ‘Cool Wines' loop and discover the cool climate wines and warm hospitality of the High Country. Visit cellar doors nestled in the foothills of Mt Buller, before motoring through beautiful winding roads to the King Valley where plantings large and small invite visitors to sample their wares. On your return to Mt Buller, shout your designated driver a cool drink and settle in for an evening of fine dining and travel tales amongst friends.
Depart: Mt Buller-Mansfield-Benalla-Glenrowan- Whitfield-Mansfield-Mt Buller. Drive time: 4 hours (with optional Beechworth extension 1.25 hours). Immerse yourself in the life of Australia's most infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly. Visit the museums, monuments, courthouses, lock-ups, hideouts and cemeteries still ringing with the horses' hoofs, shouts and gunshots of Kelly's bushranging days. Many towns offer maps and guided tours of significant sites. There will be plenty to talk about when you return for dinner at one of Mt Buller's renowned eateries.
* Please be aware that wildlife is often seen on the Mt Buller Road, mostly around the Merrijig, Sawmill Settlement and Mirimbah areas. Kangaroos, wallabies, deer, wombats and other animals can be on and around the road. Drive with care, especially during dusk, nighttime and early morning.
Check out the coach and helicopter transport available to Mt Buller.
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