Deemed as a top-ranking alpine resort, Mount Buller is the closest ski resort to an international airport, therefore enabling for coach transfers and package airfares to be easily arranged, and just a mere three-hour drive from Melbourne. Due to its easy accessibility, day trips to the mountain as well as longer holidays are possible. To accommodate its popularity with vacationers, Mount Buller has around 7,000 beds available for holiday goers, with prices that range from extremely affordable, for those on a budget, to lavish costs, for those willing to splurge.
The well-known mountain resort is not just for seasoned skiiers, but also for the inexperienced or those who are just beginning to partake in the winter sport; the resort obliges those who go, with designated areas depending on the level of your skiing. Mount Buller boasts of 25 chairlifts that provide quite the scenic ride and the capacity to move 40,000 people per hour, 263 hectares of well-groomed skiable area (25% for beginners, 45% for intermediates and 30% for the more advanced skiiers) with the longest vertical run reaching 2.5 kilometres, 9 kilometres of cross-country trails accessible from the village, and an earthframed halfpipe. For those that aren't particularly interested in skiing, there are a number of other activities available, such as snowtubing, tobogganing and snowshoeing; the village also has a cinema, a gym and indoor sporting facilities for those that would rather spend the day indoors.
Though it's an excellent destination during the winter for winter sports fanatics and the like, Mount Buller continues to give options for the perfect outdoors adventure to its visitors during the summer, like camping, mountain biking and four-wheel drive tours. Small or large groups of family and friends can enjoy a relaxed picnic against a backdrop of the majestic views from the mountain's summit The chairlifts continue to operate in the summer to provide ample opportunity to take in the stunning scenery of the mountain, or one can embark on a hiking trail to thoroughly explore the mountain and its natural beauty.
With its magnificent scenery, collection of more than 30 retail outlets and restaurants to pick from, easy accessibility and the wide range of activities that holiday goers can choose to do on the mountain, no matter what the season, it is no wonder why or how Mount Buller upholds a reputation as one of the best holiday destinations in Australia.more ...