In case you thought coming to the snow was complicated, you'll be pleased to hear that its not!
But there are a few things that are best to plan for in advance to help make your trip a little simpler and more straightforward.

How are you going to get to Alpine Retreat Mt Buller?

Mt Buller is a village located within Victoria's Alpine National Park. Sitting at 1650m above sea level, during winter the snow that falls on the ski slopes also falls on the village and often on the car parks and the mountain road, as well. VEHICLE ACCESS IS RESTRICTED INTO THE MT BULLER VILLAGE DURING WINTER. ALL VISITORS MUST LEAVE THEIR CARS IN THE OVERNIGHT CAR PARKS AT MIRIMBAH (BY THE RESORT ENTRY GATE) OR AT THE ENTRY TO THE VILLAGE.

Be prepared:

Bad weather, wild animals, sharp corners, snow and even gnomes are all real dangers on the steep 16km road between the Mt Buller resort entry gate and the Mt Buller resort car parks. Plan to arrive within daylight hours for the safest visit or take the MMBL bus to the village centre if you are unsure about driving on snow and ice.


Things to think about:

RESORT ENTRY FEE: As with most National Parks in Australia, there is a resort entry fee to pay at the Mt Buller Resort Entry Gate which allows you entry into the resort for the duration of your trip. This is currently $45 per car. BOOK EARLY AND SAVE!

SNOW CHAINS: All cars accessing the overnight car parks at the entrance to the village must carry snow chains by law to enable them to leave safely should it snow during your visit. Wheel chains can be hired in Mansfield or at the Mirimbah Store by the Resort Entry Gate.

The cost for parking your car overnight in the resort car parks of between $14 midweek and $24 on weekends.

TAXIS: Since vehicles are not permitted to access the Mt Buller village, taxis are available to take you and all your bags from the car parks to your accommodation and back again. Taxi tickets can be paid for in advance and taxis can be contacted on 03 5777 6070 if one isn't waiting for you on your arrival. PLEASE NOTE THAT TAXIS HAVE SET WORKING HOURS AND ARE NOT AVAILABLE AFTER MIDNIGHT ON WEEKDAYS.

Useful Information about Getting Here


Our Booking Number:

03 5777 6500

Our Address:

6 Stirling Rd
Mt Buller, VIC, 3723

In an Emergency:

000 in an emergency

Lodge Phone: 0439 776500
MMBL Buses & Taxis: 03 5777 6070
Mt Buller Resort: 03 5777 6077
Mt Buller Medical Centre: 03 5777 6185
Fire: 000  /  5777 6700
Ambulance: 000  /  133 099                             
Police: 000  /  5775 2555

Mansfield Mt Buller Buslines

On the bus...

Visit the V-Line or Mansfield-Mt Buller Buslines website to check bus times and book your tickets.

drive to mt buller

Driving a car...

Make sure you know all you need to know about driving in the Alpine National Park and Mt Buller resort.

Mt Buller Shuttle Service

Take the Alpine Retreat shuttle service

We can pick you up in Melbourne or at Tullamarine airport and bring you to the Alpine Retreat's front door if you are in a group of 4 (or 5 with children)


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