Mt Buller: Wildflowers, Wine and Winter Delights
Located in Victoria’s high country in the north-east of the State, Mt Buller is a region of striking alpine peaks, wildflowers and lush national parks. Bushwalk and discover abundant wildlife in summer. In the wintertime, immerse yourself in fields of powdery snow. There’s also wonderful food, bustling bars and luxury retreats.
Mt Buller stands at 1804m, and the region is easily accessible from Melbourne, which makes it a popular weekend destination. There’s plenty to do if you decide on a longer stay however. Mt Buller village is well-equipped with shops, hotels, spas, a cinema and a huge assortment of cafés and restaurants so there’s a variety of entertainment all year round.
Skiing enthusiasts will not be disappointed with Mt Buller’s 2.5 km ski run, and an average snow depth of one to two metres. During the warmer months, you can explore hiking trails, pack a picnic, join a horseriding tour or make the most of several four-wheel drive routes. Craig's Hut, Bindaree Falls and Sheepyard Flat are picturesque spots worth a visit. If you’re feeling like an epic adventure, The Australian Alps Walking Track is a 650km track that connects Walhalla in Victoria’s north, with Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. The full trek can take eight to ten weeks. Or why not don an adventurous hat and try your hand at rock climbing, abseiling or hang gliding?
Mt Buller caters to foodies, with over 30 cafes and restaurants. You might also visit a local winery. Delatite Wines is one of them – a cool climate winery that produces gewurztraminer, shiraz and riesling.
Looking to relax at the end of the day around Mt Buller? Then visit a Japanese-style spa and bathhouse for face and body treatments, steam rooms and geisha tubs. At the end of a busy day you can rest your head at any of a wide selection of quality lodges, chalets and retreats.