DRIVING

how do i get to mt buller?

*Permission to travel, products and services are subject to change for 2021 season due to COVID-19 restrictions. Check the guidelines here.

Driving

If you are driving remember the following:

  • Buy your resort entry ticket online by midnight prior to arrival
  • Print your pass and display it on your dash, then proceed to resort entry
  •  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ONLINE AND SAVE!

DIRECTIONS

Mt Buller is just 248kms north-east of Melbourne via Mansfield.  There are a few different routes you can take from Melbourne:

  • Plenty Rd via Whittlesea and Yea

  • Via the Hume Hwy to Tallarook and Yea

  • Via the Maroondah Hwy to Yarra Glen and Yea

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. Click here to view the map. 

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.

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

 FUEL 

There is no fuel available at Mt Buller so it is a good idea to fill up in Mansfield before driving the last leg to the resort. If driving a diesel vehicle you should use alpine mix diesel which is available from the pump at most service stations in Mansfield.

Wheel Chains

DAY VEHICLES

Depending on snow and road conditions day visitors may be required to carry chains. You will need to check the daily declaration on the Mt Buller Live App or the website before you arrive. Click here to check the declaration. Trailers cannot be towed behind vehicles when the road conditions require wheel chains to be fitted.

OVERNIGHT VEHICLES

All vehicles staying accessing the Mt Buller Village or staying overnight in the resort MUST carry wheel chains by law.

NOTE - a number of cars are unable to fit chains in accordance with their user manual, plus some tyre sizes may be inappropriate for snow chains (wide and/or low profile tyres are often difficult to fit).

  • Please check your vehicle manufacturers guidelines before hiring chains.
  • To ensure rental shops have the suitable chain size for your tyres it is always best to call ahead and check availability.
  • Alternative transport options to the resort are also available.
  • Trailers cannot be towed behind vehicles when the road conditions require wheel chains to be fitted.

WHERE DO I HIRE WHEEL CHAINS?

You need to have the wheel chains before you arrive at the Resort Entry Gates (located at the bottom of the mountain). There are many outlets in Mansfield and Merriijig where you can hire wheel chains.

ENTERING THE RESORT

Resort Entry and Parking Fees

If you have not pre-purchased your resort entry, you will need to stop at the resort entry gate and pay entry and parking fees for your stay. These fees go towards delivering essential services on the mountain.

ON ARRIVAL AT MT BULLER

Day Visitors

  • Mt Buller has eleven car parking areas ranging from parks at 1.5km below the Mt Buller Village to parking at the Mirimbah gate at the base of the mountain. The time that you arrive at the mountain and the volume of other visitors will dictate where on the mountain you will be directed to park. At all locations there is a shuttle service available and depending on which park there can be a short or longer walk to the shuttle service. (There is no undercover area at any of the car parks so visitors are advised to check for weather reports and plan accordingly)
  • Once you enter the resort our parking team will direct you to the next available park

On-mountain carparks provide access to the Horse Hill Snowplay Park, Celia’s Cafe and the Northside Express Chairlift. From here you can either take the chairlift up to the ski slopes or ride the free car park shuttle up to the Mt Buller Village.

 Overnight Visitors

  • Parking for overnight visitors is located approximately 1.5km below the Village. Once you reach the car parks you will be met by an attendant who will advise where you are to park

Accessing the Village and snowfields

  • On arrival at the Mt Buller car parks you will transfer to ride shares that take you straight to your accommodation in the Mt Buller Village. NOTE: Only authorised vehicles are permitted to drive into the Mt Buller Village.

  • There are additional fees for ride shares, which you can buy online here.

  • Alternatively private taxi services are able to provide transfers at a rate set by the operator.
  • Day Car Park Shuttles are fully wheelchair accessible, in addition to this overnight visitors can book a wheelchair accessible vehicle via the Mt Buller Transport App, Web or via telephone. If guests own a sit ski and require assistance from the Car Park to the slope we are happy to assist with the transport and movement of this equipment too. Alternatively, call 1300 303 659 if you have any questions.

LEAVING MT BULLER

Day Visitors
All the car parks on Mt Buller are numbered from 1 – 11.  When departing you will need to return to your car park either via the Northside Express Chairlift to Horse Hill or via the carpark shuttles from the Village Square to all car parks.  

Overnight Visitors
When you are leaving Mt Buller after an overnight stay you need to return the Mt Buller car parks via the ride share service

Driving with snow on your vehicle is dangerous - clear it off! Make sure you clear ALL snow from your vehicle - you can be hit with a hefty fine and loss of demerit points for driving with snow on the roof of your vehicle. It is a danger and a hazard for several reasons. Useful information about driving in the snow can also be found at VicRoads and SnowSafe.

OFF MOUNTAIN PARKING LOCATIONS

  • Behind the Mansfield-Mt Buller Buslines depot in Mansfield, or
  • The Mirimbah Riverside car park (at the base of the mountain) - $8 per day payable on exiting the car park

From either location you can then take a coach to Mt Buller. 

Please note, if you park at Mirimbah, the pick-up point is located at the Mirimbah Store. For prices and schedules, visit the Mansfield-Mt Buller Buslines website. Overnight visitors must also purchase a return taxi fare which provides transport to and from your accommodation from the bus depot in the Mt Buller Village. 

MOTORHOMES & CAMPING

Motorhomes are allowed to park in the Mt Buller day carpark, guests are not permitted to sleep in them whilst in resort. 
Camping is not permitted within the Mt Buller Resort. 

SNOW DRIVING TIPS

Click here to get more information on driving safely in the snow.

private transfer services

This service involves offering a private door-to-door service service from outside the resort to/from your Mt Buller Village accomodation or Telephone Box Junction at Mt Stirling. 

Private Transfer Providers are:

Double Black Mountain Transfers

Snowgum Xpress

 

 


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