Melbourne | Mt Buller
Snowy Fun of Australia
Just 3 hours from the heart of Melbourne, Mt Buller Ski Resort is the most accessible large snow resort in Australia. There are three terrain parks, each designed for different skill levels and two toboggan parks with dedicated snowmaking machines for plenty of snow play fun.
July – August
7 Days 6 Nights
Skiing / Family & Young
Day 1 - 6
Mt Buller | 5 Nights
With 22 lifts, Mt Buller has the largest lift network in Victoria. The resort features a world-class Ski and snowboard School, three terrain parks designed for all skill levels, two toboggan parks and a beautiful alpine village that is situated picturesquely at the heart of the mountain.
Arrived in Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. Meet the airport representative and transfer to Mt. Buller with approximate 3-hour drive. Upon arrival you will have a free time for leisure.
During your stay in Mt Buller, you can enjoy the winter activities as the following:
Cross Country Skiing
Cross-country skiing provides a great physical workout and is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. While Mt Buller is renowned for its downhill slopes, we also have 9km of cross-country trails that circle around the back of the Village. The trails are easy to access and offer spectacular views of Mt Stirling and the Bluff.
Want to try something new? Figgles or short skis are great alternative to traditional skiing, while still using the same skill set. Available from most on-mountain rental outlets, figgles allow you to add a new dimension of freedom and variety to your skiing. Figgles are available to hire from George’s Ski Hire
Ski and snowboard under the stars every Wednesday and Saturday* from mid July until September, on Mt Buller’s popular Bourke Street run. When the sun goes down, the lights come on allowing for night skiing between 7pm and 10pm. Tickets for night skiing are available from Buller Sports.
Scenic Chairlift Ride
You don’t have to be a skier or boarder to explore the mountain! Simply jump on either the Horse Hill or Blue Bullet 1 chairlifts and enjoy a breathtaking ride across Mt Buller’s slopes.
The Horse Hill Chairlift on the northern slope departs from the day car park and will take you to Spurs Restaurant. The Blue Bullet 1 Chairlift runs directly above Bourke Street, allowing you to watch all of the on-slope action.
Skiing & Boarding
Either you’re a beginner about to discover the magic of snowsports or an expert who can navigate the steepest slopes with ease, you’ll get more out of your holiday if you ski the runs that are best suited to your level. Mt Buller has a variety of terrain to suit every ability.
Donning a pair of snow shoes is the perfect way to explore the winter wonderland that is Mt Buller. Suitable for all ages, snow shoeing is as easy as walking. Whether you want to trek to the summit to watch a glorious sunset or explore the Mt Buller backcountry playground with deep snow among the trees, you’ll discover a side of the mountain you haven’t seen before.
Snow shoes can be hired from one of the many on-mountain rental outlets and guided snow shoe tours are also available.
Snowtubing is fabulous fun for the whole family and is a perfect activity if you don’t quite feel like taking to the slopes on a ski or board.
Sit or lie in an over-sized inflated rubber tube and feel the adrenaline rush as you spin you way down the channels of the snowtubing park!
Located near Spur’s Cafe, snowtubing is FREE with a valid sightseeing pass. Take the Horse Hill Chairlift from the Horse Hill Car park or walk across from the top of Blue Bullet Chairlift and you’ll find the snowtubing lanes near the Spurs T-bar.
Families with kids of all ages love the exhilarating experience of tobogganing!
Mt Buller has two designated toboggan areas – one located in the day car park next to Celia’s Cafe and the other next to the Post Office in the Village. Toboggans are available for hire from most on-mountain rental outlets.
Please note that toboggans are to be used only in the two designated areas and not on the ski-runs.
Come and take a walk with Mt Buller’s little folk! The Mt Buller Gnome Roam takes visitors on a tour of the mystical gnome world of the mountain village where they will catch a glimpse of resident Mt Buller gnomes, learn about their favourite places to play as well as some interesting facts about the gnome way of life.
Visitors can collect a Mt Buller Gnome Roam booklet from the post office to guide them through the Roam. The booklet, which makes a perfect keepsake, contains an intricately designed map and beautiful photos of Mt Buller Gnome folk. A further bonus is the gnome stickers available at the Post Office as a reward for completing the Roam.
On your way up the mountain, you can also stop in at the Gnome Home for a visit. Located about 3km up the Mt Buller Tourist Rd, keep an eye out for the Gnome Crossing sign and just past that you will find the Gnome Home, in a majestic Mountain Ash tree.
Day 6 - 7
Melbourne | 1 Night
Today you will be picked-up from your Ski Resort and transferred to Melbourne.
Melbourne is known for its many laneways, cultural diversity, excellent dining options, and amazing street art. It’s also known for being regularly voted as the world’s most livable city!
As you only have 1 night in Melbourne, we would like to suggest few options of activities that you can choose during your stay:
Yarra Valley Tour
Visit the famous Yarra Valley wine region, the stunning Mornington Peninsula, and dive into the unique and exciting urban food culture back in the city. This immersive short getaway sees you escape the crowds and go behind the scenes in Victoria’s culinary culture.
SEA Life Merbourne Aquarium Visit
Discover over 10,000 animals from the depths of the ocean to the icy waters of Antarctica! Walk beneath the see-through tunnel and come within inches of enormous sharks, rays, turtles and the colorful array of marine life and corals that Australia is famous for. Spend time with cheeky penguins as you take a tour of their icy habitat and come face to face with one of Australia’s largest saltwater crocodiles (over 6.5 meters) and don’t miss the daily animal feedings and make sure to stop by the new 4-D cinema to witness the Ice Age theatrical experience exclusively found at the aquarium!
Queen Victoria Market Visit
Queen Victoria Market is an authentic, bustling, inner-city market that has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for 140 years. Home to over 600 small businesses, it is a great place to discover fresh and specialty produce, hand-made and unique products, great coffee and food, souvenirs and clothing.
Shopping at the Market has always been one of life’s great pleasures. It is not just the abundance of fresh food, it’s the friendly banter with the traders, the vibrant and multicultural atmosphere, the special events and festivals, and the sense of belonging that comes with it.
Open-Air Ice-Skating River Rink Federation Square
An outdoor ice-skating rink, large enough to hold 150 people at a time, will pop up on the Yarra River Terrace this winter.
The River Rink will operate alongside a number of Fed Square Winter Festival events including The Lights in Winter program, the Solstice Celebration and a camp fire. Art installations, live performances, music, storytelling, morning meditation and more.
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