Mountain biking in Mt Buller
Mount Buller is a resort town located in the Shire of Mansfield in the Alpine region of Victoria, Australia and to the east of Melbourne on the slopes of Mount Buller.
Mt Buller is well-known as a skiing resort. However, in the summer, the place transforms into a welcoming destination for mountain bikers and other outdoor activities.
The area is also home of the first and only IMBA EPIC ride in Australia – The Australian Alpine. AND, together with the purpose-built trail systems in and around the area, Mt Buller made its way to the list of IMBA as a Bronze Level Ride Center in 2012. Yes, that’s our Mt Buller.
Also, the resort-town has about 7000 beds available in accommodation facilities, which is more than any other of the popular Victorian resorts. Many of the accommodations are certified as bike-friendly, offering bike services including bike storage, bike wash and trail maps.
Apart from biking, Mt Buller Resort has many other outdoor and indoor activities. The Mount Buller Community Center – the old campus of La Trobe University – offers a public cinema, gym and sports hall operating all year round; there are countless hiking opportunities and road riding.
Photo credit: Hero image from Bike Buller
When to go
Mt Buller Resort is accessible all year round, but for mountain biking lovers, the best time to unlock the mystery of the alpine region is from October through till May when the temperature is relatively conducive for outdoor activities in the mountains.
Things are hotter from February to March. The weather is nice but can get as hot as 42℃.
If you still can’t arrange your trip, bring your fat bike in the snow season and get amongst the iconic snow gums and back country.
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Events, key attractions and other points of interest
Apart from biking trails, Mt Buller offers a massive range of activities to satisfy every hobby. We know you love rolling with your bike on the dirt, but sometimes a break from the singletrack can be a great opportunity to get to know more about the famous alpine resort of Vitoria. Here are some interesting activities to do in Mt Buller during your summer vacation.
- The National Alpine Museum of Australia
Located within the village at Mt Buller is the inviting museum where visitors can have an overview of the culture of Australia’s alpine regions via a collection of objects from across Australia’s alps. Follow your knowledge desire, drop in the museum to learn about fascinating historical stories of cattle, mining and timber as well as the environment in the area.
- Gnome roam
Say hello to the mystical gnome world by taking a self-guided tour to the mountain village. Learn the interesting facts about the gnome way of life and their favorite places to play.
On the way up the mountain, you can pay a visit at the Gnome Home. Look for the Gnome Crossing sign located about 3km up the Mt Buller Tourist Road, pass it and you will see the Gnome Home in an awe-inspiring Mountain Ash tree.
- Sculpture park walk
Mt Buller has acquired numerous sculptures through a range of avenues. Over the last 5 years, the Buller Arts Association has been managing and adding new sculptures to the Sculpture Park.
The collection is dotted throughout Mt Buller Village and displayed year-round, which offers visitors to view a diverse range of sculptures in vastly different alpine conditions depending on the seasons.
- Buller Air Zone
Looking for active things apart from outdoor activities? Head to Buller Air Zone for some indoor fun. From kids to adults, from elite athletes to general public alike, this enjoyable trampoline, airbag and climbing facility will be loved by everyone.
- Scenic helicopter flights
Enough for the ride, let’s get on the fly! Take an unforgettable flight high on the cloud on a helicopter and enjoy stunning views of Mt Buller from above. The spectacular vista of the High Country will sure take your breath away.
For more activities, visit Mt Buller Resort website.