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Duration: Full Day (12hrs)
Location: Mt. Buller Day Tour
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Melbourne to Mt. Buller 1 Day Snow Tour

 

A days of adventure and fun awaits you on our Mt Buller Snow Tour. You get to experience the unique Australian alpine region covered in snow with rolling white hills and beautiful Snow Gum Eucalyptus forest. Take the family for some fun tobogganing and snow play, or for those wanting some serious skiing board the many chairlifts  and ski for 4-5 hours.

The Mt. Buller resort village boasts many cafe’s restaurants and amenities plus a network of 25 ski lifts servicing 300 hectares of snow-covered slopes.

Our private tour takes you in luxury through the high country region stopping at the small town of Mansfield at the base of the mountain. Here you can hire skiing equipment, toboggans, all clothing equipment  so you arrive at the mountain top ready for the snow action.

Lift passes can be pre-arranged and if you are having so much fun and want to extend the tour we can include an extend an extra few hours and return back later.   

 

 

Tour Highlights

 

  • Only 3.5 hrs from Melbourne
  • Impressive Alpine scenery
  • Mountain Entry
  • Tobogganing or Skiing
  • Chair lifts passes available
  • Snow Machine for guaranteed snow
  • Two supervised Toboggan Parks
  • Clothing and Ski Equipment hire
  • Flexible departure times
  • Up to 22 Ski Lifts available
  • Coffee / Hot Chocolate Included

 

 

Options

Overnight Options

-Stay overnight in the resort on the Mountain, or at the base, to extend your fun and relax in this beautiful environment.

-Get lessons for yourself or your family and ski like a pro.

 

FAQ

How far away is it?

The mountain is a 3.5 hr drive north east of Melbourne through the scenic ranges to the base of the mountain and another 15 minutes to the top. 

Do I need a lift pass?

If you want to ski or snowboard then you will need a lift pass. These vary in price depending on the date. Midweek = $79-92, Weekends up to $ 139.00

If you are not skiing or snowboarding then you don’t need a lift pass..

 

Can I hire equipment?

All skiing, toboggans, and clothing equipment can be hired on the mountain. Let your guide know what you need and we will arrange.

                                                        Adult                Child (Secondary)

Skis, Boots, Poles & Helmet  = $ 58.00             $ 44.00

Board, Boots & Helmet          =  $ 58.00            $ 47.00

Jacket & Pants                         =  $ 27.00            $ 24.00

Pants, Jacket, Walking Boots & Toboggan = $ 56.00      $ 47.00

 

 

 

Do I need to be experienced?

No you dont. If you cant ski then the toboggan run is your most fun, or just playing in the snow. For those more experienced Skiing and Snowboarding is available and these can be hired..  

 

What do I need to bring?

Bring as much warm clothing that you can. you will need to have

  • Gloves & boots*
  • Jacket & Pants*
  • Sunglasses and Sunscreen*
  • Small backpack or bag

If you don’t have any of these you can hire all clothing and equipment on the mountain.

Is there free Wifi?

Yes we have Free Wifi for you whilst in the vehicle and Mt. Buller resort offers free WiFi in the main square.

 

 

Is it good for Children?

Its a fun day out so bring your family and your children. The mountain has two toboggan parks that are safe and supervised by resort staff and plenty of places for general snow play.

If you have children under 7 we must be notified to bring a harness seat for them by law. 

 

How long is the tour

To maximise your time on the mountain we recommend a 12 hour tour. This will give you between 4-5 hours on the snow.

If you are having fun and want to extend the tour by 2 hrs to 14 hrs you can do so on the day. Extra charge of $ 150.00 applies.   

 

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      Steve was very informative and interesting, wonderful selection of locations to visit. Recommend the lunch option. Recommend the tour!

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    2/21/2018
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    1/14/2018

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    5/14/2018

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    I personally have really enjoyed all of my tours with Steve, and I would highly recommend it to everyone planning to visit Melbourne for an unforgettable experience!

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    7/14/2019
  •   My wife, Michelle and I from Sydney, along with her parents ( 83 years old and slowing down a bit from Wollongong ) and her cousin, his wife and their 8 month old baby from London visiting Australia for the first time, decided a visit...More


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    He helps you plan the day such that you enjoy the trip to the core.

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    2/21/2018
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    6/10/2018

      Highly recommend Steve. He was knowledgeable & really helpful. Nothing beats a private tour with a great smile. The kids love him too. We traveled in a family of 14 with 7 young children. So imagine the chatter & chaos! But Steve was really good...More

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      A fabulous tour of an amazing place with an excellent informed guide. A real treasure. I recommend this tour to everyone

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    8/25/2019
  •   Today was a lovely day touring the 12 Apostles with my mom and dad! We went on a helicopter ride, had coffee with wonderful treats to go with, learned about aboriginal artwork, had lunch at the breathtaking lighthouse, and more amazing stops along the way....More


    2/16/2018

      Steve, our knowledgeable and very personable guide, took us out to the Dandenong area and delighted us with visits to some wonderful spots that we would never have been aware of, otherwise! Beautiful botanical park, very meaningful sculpture garden, quaint little town for lunch, a...More

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      It was a fantastic tour, Steve is very knowledgeable and personable. He explained what we were seeing and ensured we had a good time.

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    9/04/2019
  •   Wonderful day from beginning to end. The lunch was good and we enjoyed Steve's company. However, we find out there was a new interesting bakery just opened where others in our group had lunch. Would suggest they omit option to pay for lunch ahead. We...More

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      Our trip to Melbourne was one of the most memorable trips we’ve had and a big reason for this was traveling with Steve in his lovely van and sharing conversations with him! We had planned two tours with Steve- Day 1 - Covering the Yarra valley, William Ricketts sanctuary, Puffing Billy and Brighton boxes. Day 2 - Covering Wilsons promontory and Phillip island. Steve was active in helping us plan our days before landing in Australia and came up with best ways to build trips customised to our taste and comfort. Flexibility in travel plans is something which most tour operators don’t appreciate and provide, but I think Steve understands a traveler’s mind very well and so he teamed up with us even when we changed our plans last moment ( truly appreciate this attitude). We got great insights into customs,people and places of Australia during our drive time and he elaborated on the facts and history which helped us connect better with the place. He is extremely punctual and still accommodated politely when we got late or stayed around in a place for more time than possible. During a hill climb, my mom got extremely tired and couldn’t walk further up and he happily walked down with her to make her comfortable ( Thanks and we truly appreciate your understanding). He knows some really good bakeries and cafes. So if you’re a foodie you’re with the right... Our trip to Melbourne was one of the most memorable trips we’ve had and a big reason for this was traveling with Steve in his lovely van and sharing conversations with him! We had planned two tours with Steve-
    Day 1 - Covering the Yarra valley, William Ricketts sanctuary, Puffing Billy and Brighton boxes.
    Day 2 - Covering Wilsons promontory and Phillip island.
    Steve was active in helping us plan our days before landing in Australia and came up with best ways to build trips customised to our taste and comfort.

    Flexibility in travel plans is something which most tour operators don’t appreciate and provide, but I think Steve understands a traveler’s mind very well and so he teamed up with us even when we changed our plans last moment ( truly appreciate this attitude).

    We got great insights into customs,people and places of Australia during our drive time and he elaborated on the facts and history which helped us connect better with the place.

    He is extremely punctual and still accommodated politely when we got late or stayed around in a place for more time than possible. During a hill climb, my mom got extremely tired and couldn’t walk further up and he happily walked down with her to make her comfortable ( Thanks and we truly appreciate your understanding).

    He knows some really good bakeries and cafes. So if you’re a foodie you’re with the right tour guide.

    He puts in every effort to try and make every request possible- A big differentiator from other operators!

    All in all a worthwhile trip with loads of memories and funny time! More

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    8/16/2019

      Steve was professional and accommodating to our requests, highly recommended. The itinerary he put together was excellent and the group was impressed!

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    6/04/2019
  •   Steve, our knowledgeable and very personable guide, took us out to the Dandenong area and delighted us with visits to some wonderful spots that we would never have been aware of, otherwise! Beautiful botanical park, very meaningful sculpture garden, quaint little town for lunch, a...More


    2/10/2018

      We had a superb day in Yarra Valley with Steve and the weather was fantastic. Lunch at Terra warra was excellent and we visited a good combination of small boutique wineries as well as the established iconic ones. My partner loved the plush leather seats...More

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    4/29/2017

      Great guide!!! Highly recommend. There were more stopes/sites than I thought there would be. Even saw roo and emu in the wild.


    4/30/2018
  •   Our all day tour with Steve was the highlight of our trip to Melbourne. Each step offered a different experience.The pace was perfect. Do not miss this once in a life time experience.

    thumb Connie P
    10/22/2018

      This was a great day tour out of Melbourne. We especially enjoyed the William Ricketts Sculpture Gallery. The rhododendron gardens were beautiful and the lunch was very good. The guide also did a great job.

    thumb Dream521454
    11/28/2018

      Super fun day with Steve,our informative, articulate guide. We saw a non touristy side of just outside of Melbourne in the Dandenong mountains. We saw moving art celebrating aboriginal culture in a serene forest, fed enormous whitecockatoos, enjoyed the green wonderland of the botanic garden,...More

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