Despite the perception that Australia is warm and surrounded by beaches, atop the mountains, locals and visitors can ski and snowboard and engage in other snow-themed activities. Mount Buller is located three hours east of the heart of Melbourne and is a popular destination amongst locals and tourists.
Exploring Mount Buller
As a resort village, Mount Buller attracts everyone near and far. Mount Buller features everything from ski hills to bike and hiking trails. If you prefer to relax or enjoy trying new dishes, Mount Buller has that and more!
Activities that visitors can check out at Mount Buller include:
From fine dining to casual and café’s there is a restaurant to suit your style and cravings. If you and your group are more for a relaxed feel, consider checking out Cattleman’s Café, which is located at Village Square. It offers a rustic and homey feel to its patrons. This is the perfect pit stop for those skiing or boarding.
If you prefer five-star cuisines, consider the Black Cockatoo or the Iron Maiden Smokehouse. These two restaurants offer customers a unique dining experience. Iron Maiden Smokehouse is located up top of the hill and allows the diner to dine with a scenic view, while Black Cockatoo has a menu that offers dishes paired with Australian wines. Mount Buller provides an array of restaurants that no foodie wants to miss out on.
Outdoor Custom Shops
Coming from somewhere warm and don’t feel prepared or equipped for the cold? Don’t worry, as Mount Buller offers an array of shops specializing in fashionable outdoor wear. If you are looking for a good outdoor activity that you can bring back home with you, Mount Buller offers that as well! It doesn’t matter what you are looking for in your holiday, Mount Buller has all your outdoor activity shopping needs.
If you are traveling on a budget or looking to pick up snacks, the Muller Grocer sells fresh produce.
Relaxing Nordic Spa Retreat
Unwind and decompress at the Breathtaker on High Spa. This spa is unlike any other spa one has ever visited because Breathtaker on High Spa combines entertainment with relaxation. There are daily water spa treatments available and traditional spa treatments such as massages, facial and body exfoliation, and mud wraps.
When planning a day or weekend trip to Mount Buller, why not try to sneak away at their breathtaking peaceful spa?
Exploring the Mountains and Outdoors
All year round, visitors far and wide can expect there always to be something to do up at Mount Buller. During the winter months, travelers can expect access to the many lifts atop the mountain. With a total of 85 runs, visitors can get up-to-date reports on which lifts or runs are operating. Visitors traveling with young children can take advantage of the Snowplay Park or ski and snowboard lessons purchased the day of.
If you prefer to visit during the warmer months, there are up to 15 hiking trails to pick from. These trails range anywhere from one to 28 miles in the distance. No matter your skill level, there are trails of all lengths and complexities. Visitors can also choose to rent a bike to explore the many trails.
It doesn’t matter the activity or season, one doesn’t have to worry as Mount Buller offers rental shops and stores for visitors to borrow equipment or buy gear.
Plan Your Trip with the Calendar of Events
Music festivals, snowboard competitions, and more, there is always something to be seen and experienced up at Mount Buller. If you are visiting, why not take the time to check out the calendar of events for the mountain and see what you can coordinate with your travel plans?
When planning your trip to Mount Buller for an activity or event, double-check whether or not tickets or additional fees are required on top of the entrance to the mountain.
Preparing for a Trip to Mount Buller
Not sure how to pack or prepare for a day or weekend getaway to Mount Buller? Here are some essential must-haves when traveling to this gorgeous attraction:
- Extra clothing – You never know what the weather is going to be like or what activities you may find yourself participating in, and because of this, packing an extra outfit would be wise. If you are planning on skiing or hiking, sometimes having a change of clothes can make all the difference in one’s mood. The last thing you want to do is explore Mount Buller covered in sweat or wet from your outdoor activities.
- Water – From the rolling hills to the windy trails, staying hydrated is a must. There are ample shops and cafes up at Mount Buller, but it is better to have a water bottler on hand for those times you can’t make it to the store.
- Battery or portable charger – Don’t miss a moment with your friends and family at Mount Buller, as having a spare battery or portable charger means you never have to worry about your smart device running low on batteries. It’s also wise to have a portable charger or spare battery as the cold climate can drain the power faster than usual.
- Snacks – Whether you are traveling on a budget or if you are climbing to the top of Mount Buller, snacks are always handy to have, especially if you are traveling with kids. Fuel your body as you climb your way to the top!
- Backpack or bag – Keep everything together in a compact and waterproof backpack. When you bring your backpack, consider the space it takes up. This is especially the case if you are doing a tour with others, so be considerate of how big your luggage is. Some backpacks can be folded up super small and then unfolded for use; this may be worth your consideration. This is also great if you plan on shopping or buying souvenirs in town.
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