Easy to get here, hard to leave! You'll find us a scenic 248kms north of Melbourne and the drive up is half the fun. Give yourself time to explore along the way making stops in the Yarra Valley, Yea, Yarck and of course Mansfield.
In summer you can drive all the way up to the Mt Buller village without charge and find free parking throughout the resort.
See below for driving itineraries and transport options
Mt Buller is just 248kms north-east of Melbourne via Mansfield. In three hours you can be out of the city and high in the mountains! There are a few different routes you can take from Melbourne:
- Plenty Rd via Whittlesea and Yea
- Via the Hume Hwy to Tallarook and Yea
- Via the Maroondah Hwy to Yarra Glen and Yea
Travelling from the north, follow the Hume Hwy south and take the Mansfield exit onto the Midland Hwy (B300). To get here via the most direct route using Google Maps and GPS, it is best to set your destination to Yea, then once you are in Yea set it for Mansfield, then Mt Buller from Mansfield.
No matter which route you take from Melbourne to Mt Buller you will eventually come to Mansfield - the closest major town to the Resort. Pass through Mansfield and follow the signs to Mt Buller. Unlike winter, entry to the Resort is free throughout summer. You can also drive your car all the way to the Village, although there are still parking restrictions in place around the Village.
Mt Buller is also easy to get to from interstate, and is just 1.5 hours from the Hume Highway at Benalla. Driving times from capital cities:
- Melbourne: 3 hours
- Canberra: 6 hours
- Sydney: 9 hours
- Adelaide: 9.5 hours
Looking to take the scenic route? Take the road less travelled with one of our suggested drives:
A wine romance
Depart: Melbourne-Yarra Valley-Healesville-Alexandra-Mansfield-Mt Buller.
Drive time: 3.45 hours.
From Melbourne, leave the traffic lights behind and head for the hills. Enjoy a relaxed motoring experience along rolling country roads, through the vineyards and towns of the Yarra Valley and Healesville region. Visit cellar doors and sample award-winning wines and new varietals. When you reach Mt Buller, take a leisurely tour of the Village before settling in to watch the sunset with a glass of Victoria's finest.
Depart: Mt Buller-Mansfield-Whitfield-Mansfield-Mt Buller
Drive time: 3 hours.
Take the ‘Cool Wines' loop and discover the cool climate wines and warm hospitality of the High Country. Visit cellar doors nestled in the foothills of Mt Buller, before motoring through beautiful winding roads to the King Valley where plantings large and small invite visitors to sample their wares. On your return to Mt Buller, shout your designated driver a cool drink and settle in for an evening of fine dining and travel tales amongst friends.
Depart: Mt Buller-Mansfield-Benalla-Glenrowan- Whitfield-Mansfield-Mt Buller.
Drive time: 4 hours (with optional Beechworth extension 1.25 hours).
Immerse yourself in the life of Australia's most infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly. Visit the museums, monuments, courthouses, lock-ups, hideouts and cemeteries still ringing with the horses' hoofs, shouts and gunshots of Kelly's bushranging days. Many towns offer maps and guided tours of significant sites. There will be plenty to talk about when you return for dinner at one of Mt Buller's renowned eateries.
* Please be aware that wildlife is often seen on the Mt Buller Road, mostly around the Merrijig, Sawmill Settlement and Mirimbah areas. Kangaroos, wallabies, deer, wombats and other animals can be on and around the road. Drive with care, especially during dusk, nighttime and early morning.
V/Line luxury coach depart Melbourne from Southern Cross Station, transporting passengers to Mansfield. Please click on the link for timetables. For bookings and enquiries contact:
T: 1800 800 007
MANSFIELD-MT BULLER BUS LINES (MMBL)
MMBL operates a fleet of over 50 vehicles ranging from 12 seat 4WD troop carriers to luxury 49 seater coaches equipped with video, air-conditioning and reclining seats. Available for private charter over summer.
For enquiries and bookings contact:
T: 03 5775 2606
Several helicopter charter companies offer transport to Mt Buller in style whilst enjoying the sensational views over the High Country:
Microflite prides itself on quality, offering first class terminal facilities, the latest aircraft and a professional team of staff. Take off from Microflite's exclusive helipad is centrally located, opposite the luxurious Southbank precinct and Crown Casino.
Heli experiences has a range of helicopter transfer options to Mt Buller, for all group sizes. Charter a helicopter for 2, 4 or up to 9 passengers with daily return flights and overnight stays.
All flights depart Essendon Airport and land on Mt Buller Top Car Park (Weather permitting and subject to Mt Buller Ops daily approvals). Should weather prevent us from landing on top of the mountain, we can drop you at the Mansfield Airport, which is approximately 45 minutes from Mt Buller.
For further information and bookings, contact Heli Experiences:
Ph: 1300 550 131