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If you're visiting for the day, from the base of the mountain you have three options -
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.
Mansfield is the closest town to Mt Buller, and is ideal for a break. You can collect wheel chains and ski and snowboard equipment before you drive up the mountain. From Mansfield, you’ll reach the Mt Buller resort entry in about 20 minutes, and then it’s another 20 minutes’ drive until you reach the car parking area.
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.
Overnight / Village Access Visitors
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).
Trailers / caravans cannot be towed behind vehicles when the road conditions require wheel chains to be fitted.
Click here for the list of approved tyres for Mt Buller Village access for 4WD vehicles.
Resort Entry and Parking Fees
Pre-purchasing online saves time and money - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ONLINE AND SAVE! (Must be bought by midnight the night before arrival)
To secure day parking in resort on busy weekends (July and August particularly) pre-purchase your entry online (by midnight before arrival) and arrive before 10.00am.
When you arrive at the base of Mt Buller, if you have printed and displayed your dash board pass you will drive straight through to where our parking attendants will direct you. If you haven't pre purchased your resort entry, you will need to stop at the resort entry gate. You will pay resort entry and parking fees here which will vary depending on the length of your stay. These fees go towards delivering essential services on the mountain. Check the top of this page for pricing.
The Resort Entry point is staffed 7am-9pm Monday-Thursday, 7am-midnight Friday and 7am-10pm Saturday and Sunday. If you arrive outside of these times, follow the signs up the mountain and park where indicated, then during office hours you can drop into Alpine Central to pay.
There is parking available at the Mirimbah Riverside car park just before the Resort Entry gates for $8 per day, or $48 per week payable on exiting the car park
ON ARRIVAL AT MT BULLER
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.
For high volume weekends (July, August and early Sept) some later arrivals at the resort will be parked at the Mirimbah carpark at the base of the mountain. From here a shuttle bus will take you directly up to the Village square and return you directly to your park at the end of the day.
Once you enter the resort our parking team will direct you to the next available park.
There are no extra fees for parking for the day.
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 carpark shuttle up to the Mt Buller Village.
Mirimbah Park car park provides a shuttle service directly up to the Village Square with easy access to the Village Snow Play park, ski lifts, ski slopes and retail shops and food outlets. There are also toilets available at Mirimbah and a beautiful alpine stream beside the park. A short walk away is a general store. Mirimbah Car Park is used as an overflow carpark on peak weekends only.
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.
There are additional parking fees for overnight visitors, which you can pay online here, or at Resort Entry. Check the top of this page for pricing.
Accessing the Village and snowfields
On arrival at the Mt Buller car parks you will transfer to oversnow valet taxis that takes 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 oversnow taxis, which you can pay online here, or at Resort Entry, or directly to the taxi driver. Check the top of this page for pricing.
Day Visitors All the carparks on Mt Buller are numbered from 1 – 11. When departing you will need to return to your carpark either via the Northside Express Chairlift to Horse Hill or via the carpark shuttles from the Village Square to all carparks. If you are parked at the Mirimbah Car Park (car park 11) a direct shuttle will take you straight down to the Mirimbah car park for easy departure from the resort.
Overnight VisitorsWhen you are leaving Mt Buller after an overnight stay you need to return the Mt Buller car parks via the oversnow taxis.
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.
Park & Ride
If you would prefer not to drive in the snow, you can arrange to park your car and take a coach.
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 Mt Buller bus depot.
Motorhomes are allowed to park in the Mt Buller day and overnight carparks, however guests are not permitted to sleep in them whilst in resort. Camping is not permitted within the Mt Buller Resort. Please note trailers / caravans cannot be towed behind vehicles when the road conditions require wheel chains to be fitted.
Click here to get more information on driving safely in the snow.
Click here to find out about purchasing a season permit for your 4WD or AWD to access to the Mt Buller Village - a range of conditions apply.
This product involves offering a limousine service for passengers travelling from outside the resort to/from the Mt Buller Village or Telephone Box Junction at Mt Stirling. It is open to transport operators that meet the requirements for a Commercial Operator’s Licence. The Commercial Operator’s Licence eligibility and terms are available here.
If you are considering a Snow Limo licence, please note:
For the Mt Buller Transit update outlining TravelSafe Australia's transit arrangements for this season, please click here. For further information on the Snow Limo product, please contact Sarah Egan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Double Black Mountain Transfers
Snow Limo - Transport Specialist
Mansfield Mt Buller Buslines - MMBL Mt Buller Snow Limo
Harlan Tours - Private bus charter
Snow eXpress - Private vehicles
If you’re staying overnight you’ll need to take a taxi to and from your accommodation - book online now.
Purchase your resort entry, parking and valet taxi tickets online before you arrive to save time and money.
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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