Mount Buller

If you thought Australia doesn’t get snow, think again. Mount Buller is one of Australia’s best destinations for the winter snow season to ski, snowboard, and enjoying the outdoors. During the summer, people use the mountain for alpine hiking and mountain biking. Located only a few hours drive northeast of Melbourne, Mount Buller is a popular location for a long weekend getaway for city dwellers.

Mount Buller first opened up as a resort mountain and village during the winter months for locals to ski and snowboard on the few runs available. Since then, the mountain has increased its runs, became a destination all year-round, and even is the home to the National Alpine Museum. Mount Buller is also a popular destination for foreigners who are in Australia under the Working Holiday Visa to get seasonal work. For those who are used to snow in their home lands, this is a perfect place to enjoy the snow.

In the summer, thousands of people come to Mount Buller to experience their mountain bike trails. With first-class trails being added every year, Mount Buller is on its way to becoming an international mountain biking destination like Queenstown, New Zealand and Whistler, British Columbia. There are rental facilities in the village to rent pushbikes or mountain bikes to take advantage of the beautiful terrain regardless your level of expertise. Mount Buller also hosts the

Victorian Downhill State Series race every year, bringing in hundreds of mountain bike enthusiasts.

Mount Buller is not just for snow sports and mountain biking. Road cycling is also a popular sport that has gained momentum on the mountain. Cyclists use the road up to the mountain as a great way to train with the high gradient of the road up to the village.

The hiking trails available in the summer are top notch for hikers. There are trails for all levels of fitness, and you can pick up a map of the area in the village before heading out on the mountain. Getting out into the wilderness during the summer allows you to experience the mountain with a different terrain and views that will make your jaw drop. Camping is not allowed on Mount Buller but there are options close by.

If you’re wanting to experience the outdoors, but don’t want to spend the money to go cross-country, Mount Buller is a fantastic option for those living and visiting the Melbourne area.

Book your trip to Mt Buller today.