Cool temperatures, pristine mountain air and panoramic views make Mt Buller a great place for an outdoor summer adventure. If you’re a cyclist or mountain biker, Mt Buller will seem like a little piece of heaven. Take a bushwalk, a four-wheel drive, or ride the scenic chairlift - fabulous scenery is guaranteed. Try abseiling or rock climbing outdoors or at the indoor wall in the Village. Up for a family adventure? Check out the Gnome Roam - suitable for kids of all ages. Or just take it easy in one of our luxurious hotels over a gourmet meal featuring High Country produce.
Test your fitness on Victoria’s classic ride, the Mt Buller Tourist Road. This gruelling 16km climb rises by 909 vertical metres. It was the fourth stage of last year’s Jayco Herald Sun tour and is the first day’s ride of the High Country Cycle Challenge. The road is signposted with distances and altitudes from the base of the mountain. Pit yourself against local rider Simon Gerrans, Olympian, stage winner at the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. He completed the climb in 39 minutes and 50 seconds- a personal best.
With over 100 kilometres of trails across all levels of ability, Mt Buller is the place to test your mountain biking skills or try the sport for the first time.
Add to the mix the Bike Buller MTB Festival, the Buller Cup, qualified expert instructors and guides, technicians as well as full equipment hire on the mountain, and you havethe makings of a perfect biking destination. Check out the new cross-country tracks in the Corn Hill area. Designed by Glen Jacobs of World Trail, they are part of our ongoing focus on biking in the area. Many cross-country trails are suitable for the whole family. For adrenalin junkies, four long, downhill trails are fully serviced by the Horse Hill chairlift. Ride from the top of Mt Buller down to the bottom and catch the Mirimbah Store Shuttle back up- various trails.
Meet the Pygmy-possum
The Mountain Pygmy-possum (Burryamus parvus) is a creature unique to the High Country. Due to climate change and habitat degradation, this possum is threatened with extinction. As part of a five-year recovery plan, the possum’s habitat is being protected and enhanced. To learn more, check out the interpretive Summit Nature Walk.
One of the most rewarding ways to enjoy the High Country is on foot. Bushwalking is a great way to access places beyond the scope of a bicycle or a four-wheel drive. Soak up the peace, look for birds and other wildlife and when you reach a fabulous view, stop for lunch and a drink. There are many trails accessible from Mt Buller, some suitable for novices and families others for hardcore bush-bashers. A great introduction to walking in the High Country is the trail from Mt Buller to Howqua Gap - it is just over 4kms and connects with Circuit Road on Mr Stirling through alpine woodlands. It is Trail 10 on the Adventure Map. For your copy of the Adventure Map, as well as safety advice and more ideas, contact the Mansfield Visitor Information Centre.
Have you seen this gnome?
There are gnomes in Mt Buller village! They love to have fun and play games like hide and seek. But sometimes they get lost. You can help them find their way home with a Gnome Roam map from the Mt Buller Post Office and Information Centre or the Mansfield Visitor Information Centre.
National Alpine Museum
Come check out this fascinating museum that documents the evolution of skiing in Victoria and find out how Mt Buller’s early skiers were international pioneers of the sport.
Abseiling, indoor and outdoor tennis, four-wheel driving - there are lots ofother ways to extend the adventure on Mt Buller. For guides, instruction, equipment hire, maps and everything else you need, speak to the friendly staff at the Mansfield Visitor Information Centre.
Mansfield Visitor Information Centre
1800 039 049 www.mansfield-mtbuller.com.au