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Travel – Mt Buller – Australia – Part 3

Mount Buller is a town in Victoria, Australia.

On Snow Activities

Skiing and Snowboarding
Beginner (Green Circle):
• Burnt Hut and Bourke Street run would be just the right ones for the beginners.
• The slopes on these two runs are gentle as well as simple to slip on.
• Burnt Hut is lightly steeper.
• The scenery of this run is a lot nicer than Bourke Street with trees on sides.
• Bourke Street is fantastic for beginners especially for those who would like to stay near their accommodation.
• This is because it truly is in the actual core of Mount Buller Village.

Intermediate (Blue Square):
• A right blue run is the Wombat Run that is situated close to the top of Bourke Street.
• This run is suitable for most intermediates.
• An ideal run for people who want to move from green to blue.
• However, Wombat run might get busy during Sundays and School Holidays.
• There are lots of other suitable blue runs to try if you are fed up with Wombat Run.

Advanced (Black Diamond):
• Mount Buller has many good black runs to select from.
• Men’s Downhill is a good run to try.
• In this run, one can feel the effect of gravity pull you down the slope.
• However, Men’s Downhill isn’t the hardest around the mountain.
• There are many other difficult runs such as:
– Sun Valley Bowl
– Wombat Bowl
– Village Bowl
– Summit Slides
• The hardest and a challenging run would be the Fanny’s Finish.
• You might be advised to avoid Fanny’s Finish only when you are fully confident.

Off Snow Activities

• Mt Buller has stored a remarkable history.
• It is being transformed from a cattleman’s hit to Australia’s premier alpine resort.
• Discover the mountain’s original characters and marvel at an eclectic variety of ski memorabilia in the National Alpine Museum.
• The Museum details Mount Buller’s journey.
• It depicts the development of alpine history of Australia.
• There are many fascinating artifacts telling the story of evolution in the Victorian ski fields.
• The museum showcases:
– wooden skis & sleds
– leather boots
– snowboards from the late 80s
– variety of photographs
– snowmobiles
– clothing
– badges
– publications
– maps
– lift equipment
• Displays at the museum are kept changing frequently.
• There are special exhibitions held in the winter season.
• The museum is housed on 1st floor of Alpine Central.
Opening hours:
– Saturdays: 1pm to 4pm
– Thursdays : 3.30pm to 5pm
– Phone: 0499 251 559
– Entry via gold coin donation.
Contact for a guided tour
– (03) 5777 7235
– 0499 251 559

• Mt Buller incorporates a rich and varied history.
• This reflects the evolution of the mountain from a cattleman’s hit to a beautiful and splendid alpine resort.
• Through the entire Mt Buller Village one can spot statues, sculptures and artworks.
• They demonstrate the rich reputation of the region.
• They also portray the artistic achievements of local artists.
• Drop to the Local post office or Clock Tower to collect your copy with the Arts & Artifacts Brochure.
• This takes you on the self-tour regarding these amazing items of culture.
• The beautifully-designed brochure details each work and location.
• Furthermore, it will give you some history on the specified piece and the artist.

• The Mt Buller Gnome Roam takes visitors on the self-guided tour on the mystical gnome world of the mountain village.
• You’ll catch a glimpse of resident Mt Buller gnomes.
• Discover more about their favorite places along with some interesting look at the gnome way.
• Visitors can collect Mt Buller Gnome Roam booklet through the Mt Buller Mailbox or Clock Tower to guide them over the Roam.
• The booklet contains an intricately designed map.
• It also showcases beautiful photos of Mt Buller Gnome folk.
• Gnome stickers are extra bonus that is offered at the Post Office.
• This is as a reward for finishing the Roam.
• Along the mountain, you can remain in the Gnome Home.
• Located about 3km up the Mt Buller Tourist Rd, watch out for that Gnome Crossing sign.
• Past that is the Gnome Home which is located in a very majestic Eucalyptus regnans tree.
Contact Resort Management
– (03) 5777 6077
– info@mtbuller.com.au

Best time to visit / climate

• Mount Buller experiences an alpine climate.
• This is due to an influence on the oceanic climate.

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How to get there?

Going to Mt Buller
• Mt Buller is a basic and scenic three-hour drive from Melbourne.
• There is a selection of choices for getting there. One can go by:
– Coach
– Self-drive
– Airport transfer
– Helicopter

Wheel Chains
• If you are driving to Mt Buller and staying overnight, you have got to carry wheel chains for legal reasons.
• In case you are visiting during the day, it is not necessary to carry chains dependent upon snow and road conditions.
• The daily wheel chain declaration is done each afternoon.
• It is communicated by amount of channels.

Driving inside snow
• Driving in snowy and icy conditions can be very dissimilar to regular driving.
• Therefore, it is advisable to adjust your driving to be safe.

Resort Entry & Auto parking
At entry gates at Mirimbah you will have to pay the Resort entry fee. These facilities include:
– Environmental management
– Snow clearing
– Water treatment
– Trash collection
– Recycling
– More
• You should pay for a taxi to move you your vehicle parks to your accommodation.
• It costs $20 per adult and $13 per child one of the ways.

Getting around
• Once you have reached beautiful Village, the process under way goes around.
• It is all within easy reach.
• You will discover free intra-Village shuttle buses that regular travels across the Village on three colour-coded routes.
• Stop at the Clock Tower Information Centre within the Village Square or visit Alpine Central alongside the Village toboggan slope to seize information copy.

Some Travel Books on Australia

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia In a Sunburned Country Frommer’s Australia (Frommer’s Color Complete)

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at tripadvisor.com
Hotels at wikitravel.org
Hotels at mtbuller.com.au
Hotels at mtbulleraccommodation.com

Blogs/Sites about Mount Buller – Australia

blogs at wikitravel.org
blogs at mtbuller.com.au
blogs at wikipedia.org
blogs and reviews at tripadvisor.com

Images and photos about Mount Buller – Australia

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