The Best Ways to Explore Mount Buller

The Best Ways to Explore Mount Buller

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 07/05/2016

Reading time: 2 mins

Located just outside of Melbourne City, Mount Buller unfolds in a flurry of snow and lush alpine scenery.

Mount Buller

You can find it in the heart of the Shire of Mansfield, a pretty alpine region in Victoria which promises fun skiing experiences and plenty of other fun activities to get stuck into.

Here are some of the best things to do in Mount Buller

  • 1. Tuck into Delicious Dishes

    Despite being halfway up a mountain, Mount Buller has a host of delicious restaurants serving everything from hipster burgers to hearty, traditional pubs meals and Asian delights. The best part? Most of the restaurants have incredible views out across the mountainous scenery so you can grab a bite while enjoying the sights.

  • 2. Uncover the Local History

    Mount Buller boasts a rich history and you can take a tour around the region to find out how it came to be the way it is today. You can learn about the heritage of the impressive buildings and marvel at the views at the same time.

  • 3. See the Sculptures

    There is a range of fascinating sculptures dotted around Mount Buller, which you can wander amongst and discover as you’re exploring the area. They add an arty touch to the beautiful natural surroundings.

  • 4. Ski and Snowboard

    loved for its snowy slopes. Both snowboarders and skiers hotfoot it to the mountain every year to enjoy the selection of routes which are suitable for both beginners and experienced snow-lovers.

  • 5. Snowshoeing

    If you want something a little more laidback than skiing and snowboarding, you can take a snowshoe tour through the magical scenery. You’ll get to explore the snowy landscape and learn more about the region from knowledgeable guides.

  • 6. Check out the Cinema

    Mount Buller is actually home to the highest movie cinema in Australia so, when you’re done exploring for the day, warm up with a film at the top of the mountain.

  • 7. Get Your Gnome On

    Mount Buller is home to a collection of little residents – gnomes. Dotted throughout the mountain, these little people look out over the scenery and form a trail for visitors to explore. There is an on-site Gnome Home which you can visit inside a Mountain Ash tree, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for the Gnome Crossing sign halfway up the mountain.

Mount Buller’s exceptional scenery provides the perfect backdrop for exploring and adventure.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.