Mt Buller Summer Activities & Attractions

Alpine PicnicMt Buller is the perfect escape in summer.  An easy three-hour drive from Melbourne, Mt Buller is one of the most accessible alpine resorts in Australia, and offers the perfect summer escape no matter what your tastes and interests.  There’s mountain biking, bush walking, horse riding, four-wheel driving, scenic chairlift rides and a sizzling schedule of summer events. 

If you’re looking for a cool change this summer then Mt Buller is the destination for you.  With its refreshingly cool summer temperatures the High Country is the perfect environment to undertake a host of holiday activities.  You can relax with long walks and peaceful picnics on the summit, or get the adrenalin pumping with mountain biking motorbiking, four-wheel driving or road cycling.  With many of the village facilities are open year-round, come for the day or take an extended break and enjoy all that the area has to offer.

Spectacular views combine with clean alpine air and a cool summer climate to provide the perfect setting to relax and recharge. The Mt Buller Village features a range of restaurants and various accommodation options, where you can enjoy the local cuisine and traditional mountain hospitality. Mt Buller also hosts a number of sensational summer events including food and wine festivals, mountain biking and cycling competitions, car races, Easter celebrations and much more.
Visit Mt Buller this summer and you'll feel on top of the world!

For further information about Mt Buller and all the things to see and do in the alpine area, please contact 1300 278 483 or info@absolutealpine.com.au

 

Gym & Sports Clubs

A world class gymnasium, managed by a full time Fitness Instructor to ensure you achieve your fitness goals.
Located on the 1st floor of the Buller Community Centre Building.
Gymnasium Hours: 1pm to 9pm. Sports sessions are held regularly at the gymnasium.

 

Going up....Biking

Be on top of the world at Mt Buller and experience the exhilaration of biking at altitude. Whatever your interests, from the thrills of the downhill course to the burn of the uphill road challenge and the freedom of our cross-country trails, there's something perfect for you at Mt Buller.

Regardless of your skill level, take your riding to new heights at Mt Buller, where the mix of varied terrain, stunning alpine views and cool summer climate combine to create the ideal biking escape.

Alpine Museum

Mt Buller has had a fascinating history, being transformed from a cattleman's run into Australia's premier alpine resort. Learn about the mountain's original characters and marvel at an eclectic collection of ski memorabilia at the National Alpine Museum.

The Museum not only details Buller's journey but the development of Australia's entire alpine history, with hundreds of fascinating artefacts telling the story of evolution of the Victorian ski fields.

The museum showcases wooden skis & sleds, leather boots, through to snowboards from the late 80s. It also features a variety of photographs, snowmobiles, clothing, badges, publications, maps and lift equipment.

Museum displays are constantly changing with special exhibitions held during winter season.

Alpine Spa Retreat

The Breathtaker on High is Australia's first alpine spa, providing guests with a truly indulgent experience. Located in the Breathtaker All Suite Hotel at Mt Buller, it is fully equipped with state of the art facilities including a lap pool, geisha tubs and steam rooms, and offers an extensive range of treatments and custom made programs designed to relax, de-stress, pamper and rejuvenate. Individual or couples packages are available featuring a selection of Breathtaker's massages, body wraps, facial therapies and wellbeing treatments.

The Breathtaker on High Spa Retreat has won two awards in the 2008 Li'Tya Spirit of Spa Awards - snapping up the Best Spa Menu and Best Website awards. Come and experience the award-winning service yourself this winter and feel on top of the world.

Arts and Artifacts Walks

"Mt Buller has a rich and varied history that reflects the mountain's evolution from a cattleman's run into a mature alpine resort"

Throughout the Village, statues, sculptures and artwork can be found which demonstrate this rich history and portray the artistic achievements of local artists.

Drop into the Post Office to collect your copy of the Arts & Artefacts Brochure, which takes you on a self-guided tour of these amazing pieces of culture. The beautifully designed brochure details each work and it's location, as well as giving you some history on the piece and the artist.

Cinema

The latest releases are screened every evening throughout the season in Mt Buller's 180 seat cinema - the highest movie cinema in Australia.

Usually two movies a night are screened, and on bad weather days daytime sessions are available.

The Mt Buller Cinema is a great place to cosy up and relax. There's a great little kiosk stocked with chocolates and snacks to get you through your movie and Cinema Club membership is available which allows you into any movie, any time, all season.

The cinema is located within the Mt Buller Community Centre - look out for the sign on street level right next to the post office and head down the stairs.

Mt Buller Cinema is open every night throughout winter

Camping

Explore and enjoyWhilst camping is not permitted on Mt Buller, our natural alpine partner Mt Stirling has a number of locations for enjoying the Australian alpine wilderness. Please read through the tips below to ensure you have a fantastic camping experience and leave the alps in pristine condition for all to enjoy.

  • Camp amongst the snow gums rather than in the lower Mountain Ash areas - Mountain Ash are prone to falling unpredictably.
  • Be prepared for all weather conditions. The weather can change suddenly and without warning in alpine areas.
  • Be sure to take a map and compass and learn to use them before you head off.
  • Tell someone where you are going or complete a trip intention form.
  • Use the toilets provided, or ensure you dig deep holes 100 metres from waterways in order to protect the health of both animals and humans.
  • Take note of fire safety and evacuation locations. DO NOT light fires on fire ban days- if you are not sure, then don't light it!
  • Be sure you haven't disturbed any precious flora or fauna on your hike.
  • Use the rubbish bins provided or carry your litter away with you.

Check out the Mt Stirling website for further information on visiting this stunning alpine environment.

For those seeking seeking Accommodation of the more conventinal style see our Mt Buller Accommodation pages for options.