First Timers' Guide
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*Permission to travel, products and services are subject to change for 2021 season due to COVID-19 restrictions. Check the guidelines here.
If you are driving remember the following:
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 VisitorsWhen 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.
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 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.
Click here to get more information on driving safely in the snow.
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.
Double Black Mountain Transfers
Purchase your resort entry, parking and ride share tickets online before you arrive
Coaches are a practical transport option to the snow, and provide great value.
Guests can fly into Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and transfer to Mt Buller by coach, or avoid the road altogether and arrive by helicopter.
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