Mt Buller is just 248kms north-east of Melbourne via Mansfield. In three hours you can be out of the city and high on the slopes! 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.
Mansfield is the closest town to Mt Buller, and is ideal for a break and to collect your chains. You can also organise rental equipment if you prefer to pick it up before hitting the mountain. From Mansfield, you’ll reach the Mt Buller resort entry in about 20 minutes, and then it’s another 20 minutes’ drive until you reach the car parking area.
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.
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