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Mansfield

Situated in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, Mansfield is surrounded by grazing land and mountain forests, with the area well-known for its stunning scenery.

Mansfield is a small town in the foothills of the Victorian Alps in the Australian state of Victoria. It is approximately 180 kilometres (110 mi) north-east of Melbourne by road.

The town centre has several historical buildings, dating back to its days as a stock route camp in the 1940s and a gold mining service centre beginning in the 1850s. High Street and Highett Street form tree-lined boulevards with gardens along their wide central strip as they meet in the town centre. At their junction is a marble monument which was erected in 1880 as a tribute to a group of constables killed by bushranger Ned Kelly.

Mansfield is very much a tourist town featuring a wide range of accommodation and vibrant commercial centre which caters for the many visitors who then travel to the ski resort of Mount Buller
 

Mt Buller Mountain Statistics  
Summit Height: 1805m
Total Number of Lifts: 22
Total Number of Runs: 41
Longest Run: 2.5km
Terrain: Beginner 25%
  Intermediate 45%
  Advanced 30%
Skiable Area: 263ha
Features: 3 terrain parks

 

Mt Buller Snow Guarantee

The Snow Guarantee is provided by Buller Ski Lifts and participating Mt Buller accommodation providers. It's a money-back guarantee on all prepaid accommodation, lift ticket, rental and lesson packages and it applies if insufficient snow cover means we don't have at least four of our 'Snow Guarantee' lifts operating in the two days before your scheduled arrival.

How does it work?

If our Snow Guarantee lifts (see the list below) aren't operating in the two days before you arrive, you can contact your booking agent to change your booking to a later date or cancel your booking and get your money back. Please note: You can't take advantage of the Snow Guarantee on the day you arrive nor during your stay, only up to 5pm on the day before you arrive.

As an example, if your scheduled day of arrival is Sunday, then you must call between 9am Friday and 5pm Saturday to take advantage of the guarantee.

Snow Guarantee lifts

The Snow Guarantee applies if we don't have at least four of the following lifts operating, which cover a wide range of beginner and intermediate terrain:

  • Blue Bullet Express
  • ABOM Express (6 seater)

    Plus any two of the following lifts:
     

  • Wombat
  • Shakey Knees
  • Skyline T-bar
  • Koflers T- bar
  • Summit
  • Howqua
  • Bonza
  • Northside Express
  • Exclusions

Note: The Snow Guarantee only applies if the lifts aren't operating due to insufficient snow cover.

It doesn't apply where the lifts aren't operating due to following:
Lift closure due to weather conditions other than insufficient snow, e.g. wind or ice;
Lift closure due to mechanical breakdowns or equipment failure.

Mansfield offers self contained accommodation. Mansfield is only 3hrs from Melbourne.

Mt Buller Equipment Hire 2015

Buller Sports has the largest stock of skis, snowboards, boots, clothing and all the accessories you may need, with multiple outlets on the mountain and in Mansfield to make collection and drop off hassle free. Buller Sports offers the added convenience of same price ski/board hire making swapping simple if needed throughout your stay. Helmets are included in all children's packages and helmets are compulsory for all children (under 18) participating in any ski and snowboard school program.

Many hotels and lodges have in house ski hire shops and the friendly Ski 'n Save staff can package this in with your accommodation to make your holiday as easy as possible.

 

Booking Notes:
  • Credit Card required to secure all equipment hire
  • 4 and 6 day packages available - please ask your friendly consultant today
  • Children up to 18 years!
  • Premium Hire/Executive Hire includes: Skis, Boots and Poles or Snowboard and Boots
  • Child Premium Hire includes free Helmet.
  2 Days 3 Days 5 Days 7 Days
Adult Child Adult Child Adult Child Adult Child
Premium Ski/Snowboard Package (Standard) 95 72 115 90 145 113 170 127
Premium Ski/Snowboard Only (Standard) 74 67 88 83 108 103 128 117
Executive Ski/Snowboard Package Hire 117 N/A 142 N/A 177 N/A 202 N/A
Executive Ski/Snowboard Only 98 N/A 120 N/A 155 N/A 180 N/A
Jacket & Pants 68 55 78 63 88 73 98 83
Adult Helmet 20 30 45 55

 

Mount Buller Lift Tickets 2015

Please find below Winter 2015 Mount Buller Lift Ticket, Ski Lesson and Children's Program pricing. Rates are correct at time of publishing however may be subject to change and package discounting, so always check with one of our friendly consultants when purchasing your Mt Buller snow holiday accommodation package.

  • Low Season: 6 - 26 June and 7 - 27 September
  • Value Season: 27 June - 6 September
  • Tertiary: Tertiary students must provide a valid ID card or proof of full time study
  • Child Age: 5-18 yrs
  • Group Lesson times: 2 hour duration (regular lessons available only in the afternoon)
  Low Season Value Season
 Lift Only Adult Tertiary Child Adult Tertiary Child
 2 consecutive days 230 184 128 230 184 128
 3 consecutive days 235 188 132 335 268 188
4 consecutive days 302 242 169 432 346 241
 5 consecutive days 343 275 193 491 393 275
6 consecutive days 343 275 193 491 393 275
 7 consecutive days 343 275 193 491 393

275

 

Adult & Buller Kids (15-18yrs)

Adult Tertiary Child Adult Tertiary Child
*Discover Lift & Lesson Pass
2 lessons in 2 days 275 235 170 275 235 170
2 lessons in 3 days 275 235 170 396 341 237
3 lessons in 4 days 347 298 223 496 426 319
3 lessons in 5 days 389 331 247 555 473 353
3 lessons in 6 days 389 331 247 555 473 353
4 lessons in 7 days 389 331 247 555 473 353

 

Adult & Buller Kids (15-18yrs)

Adult Tertiary Child Adult Tertiary Child
Lift and Regular AM Lesson
2 lessons in 2 days 234 300 230 342 300 230
2 lessons in 3 days 342 300 230 439 384 280
3 lessons in 4 days 396 347 271 565 495 388
3 lessons in 5 days 437 379 295 624 542 422
3 lessons in 6 days 437 379 295 624 542 422
4 lessons in 7 days 437 379 295 624 542 422

 

Adult & Buller Kids (15-18yrs) Adult Tertiary Child Adult Tertiary Child
Lift and Regular PM Lesson
2 lessons in 2 days 331 290 223 331 290 223
2 lessons in 3 days 331 290 223 430 375 271
3 lessons in 4 days 386 337 262 551 481 374
3 lessons in 5 days 427 370 286 610 528 408
3 lessons in 6 days 427 370 286 610 528 408
4 lessons in 7 days 427 370 286 610 528 408

 

Lift and Lesson Pricing

Your lift pass provides you with access up to 22 lifts and enables you to use Mt Buller's half-pipe, rails and terrain parks. *Discover lift and lesson allow restricted lift access for the first two days only, after this time it become a full access pass.

    Children's Programs (Ski School)

    Mt Bullers children's programs include Buller Bunyips for 3-6 year olds, and Buller Kids for 7-14 year olds.

    • Half Day morning program is 9:30am - 1pm and includes lift ticket, lessons, lunch and refreshments and activities.
    • Half Day afternoon program is 1pm - 3:30pm and includes lift ticket, lessons, refreshments and activities.
    • Full Day program is 9:30am - 3:30pm and includes lift ticket, lessons, lunch and refreshments and activities.
    • Helmets are compulsory for all children's programs & ski school

     

      Low Season High Season
    Buller Kids    
    2 full days N/A 301
    3 full days N/A 443
    4 full days N/A 562
    5 full days N/A 680
    6 full days N/A 680
    7 full days N/A 680

     

    Half Day Programs    
    2 half days (am) 243 243
    2 half days (pm) N/A 185
    3 half days (am) 253 361
    3 half days (pm) N/A 277
    4 half days (am) 329 470
    4 half days (pm) N/A 363
    5 half days (am) 406 580
    5 half days (pm) N/A 448
    6 half days (pm) 406 580
    6 half days (pm) N/A 448
    7 half days (am) 406 580
    7 half days (pm) N/A 448

     

    Bunyip Kids    
    2 full days N/A 301
    3 full days N/A 443
    4 full days N/A 562
    5 full days N/A 680
    6 full days N/A 680
    7 full days N/A 680
    Half day programs    
    2 half days (am) 243 243
    2 half days (pm)   185
    3 half days (am) 253 361
    3 half days (pm)   277
    4 half days (am) 329 470
    4 half days (pm)   363
    5 half days (am) 406 580
    5 half days (pm)   448
    6 half days (am) 406 580
    6 half days (pm)   448
    7 half days (am) 406 580
    7 half days (pm)   448

     

    Your guide to getting around Mt Buller including a village map with restaurants, contact numbers and accommodation. This page includes a lift and trail map for you to print off and bring with you

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    Driving to Mt Buller

    Driving in your own car or a hire car is only a short 3-hour drive from Melbourne via the Hume Highway or Maroondah Highway. Mansfield is the closest major town and what ever route you take to Mt Buller you will pass through Mansfield following the signs to Mt Buller.

    Once you reach the base of Mt Buller (Mirimbah) you will be required to stop at the gate entry point and pay a fee to enter the Resort. Once through the gate entry point, continue up the road to Mt Buller.

    The Mt Buller Village is located above the snow line, only a limited amount and type of cars are permitted to actually drive into the Village (access is normally restricted to residents, property owners and mountain staff). Most cars are required to stop at a car park about 1.5km below the Village. At this point, you will be met by an attendant who will guide you to a parking spot.

    From here, you can either jump on a free shuttle bus (for day visitors) that will take you up into the Village centre or get in a 4WD taxi (for people staying overnight) which will take you right to your accommodation.

    If you'd like to drive to Mansfield but would prefer to sit back and relax for the trip up into the Mt Buller Village, you can always jump on bus for the last leg of the trip. Mansfield-Mt Buller Bus Lines provides regular services from Mansfield, Merrijig and Mirimbah, which means no chain hire or mountain driving.
     

    Melbourne to Mt Buller Directions Adelaide to Mt Buller Directions

     
    Mt BULLER GATE ENTRY

    Car Entry - Per Vehicle:
    Day visitors $37
    People mover day entry (vehicle with 9-11 seats, including driver) $82
    Bikes (Day Entry Only) $10

    For over night parking ADD the following:
    Per weeknight (Sunday to Thursday inclusive) $9
    Per weekend night (Friday and Saturday) $18
    Seniors (All occupants of the vehicle must be 65 or over) $0

    Bus Entry - Vehicle with 12 seats occupied including the driver
    Per person $15
    Child on School Bus (midweek only) $8
     

    SNOW CHAINS

    In Victorian resorts chains must be carried in all cars (including 4WD and AWD) within the Alpine Resorts. Snow chains can be hired from most service stations or ski hire outlets. It is recommended that chains be carried in 2wd vehicles even where it is not mandatory as conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Snow chain requirements may vary from 2 wheel drive (2WD), four wheel drive (4WD) and all wheel drive (AWD).
    Daily chain requirements are communicated via large flashing billboards as you enter and leave Mansfield and on the daily snow report.
     

    PARKING AND OVERSNOW TRANSPORT

    The resort of Mt Buller allows only authorised vehicles within the resort. All visitors’ cars will be required to stop at a car park approximately 1.5 kilometres below the village. At this point you will be met by an attendant who will guide you to a parking spot.

    From here you will take a 4WD taxi which will take you to your accommodation. Oversnow taxis start from $20 per adult one way and $13 per child one way from the car park to your accommodation.
    Taxi service operates from – 7am till midnight (Sun – Thurs), 7am till 3am (Fri), 7am till 2am (Sat). For more information and bookings call (03) 5777 6070.

    FOR DAY VISITORS - There is a free bus shuttle from the Horse Hill car parks to the Village (no luggage allowed).
     

    Handy Contacts

    Road conditions Vic roads Customer Services call 131171

    • Aquatic Centre - entrance off Apollo St near Primary School. Outdoor pool with lap lanes, recreational and kiddies pool.
    • Botanic Gardens - Situated at the east end of Mansfield's High Street, on the left just over the bridge. An ideal place for a picnic or a walk.  Very peaceful, with free electric BBQs, toilets, cricket pitch, playground equipment and a small lake frequented by birdlife.
    • Cycling - Mansfield has designated cycle lanes on the main streets. Cycle along the Rail Trail, open between Bonnie Doon and Mansfield. The trail in its entireity - Tallarook to Mansfield - is now open. Ride or walk all or some of the 22km Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail - through farming country, and crossing Lake Eildon at Bonnie Doon. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of North East Victoria while cycling, walking or horse riding along the trail. Cross over Lake Eildon on the 385m Bonnie Doon Bridge, traverse through serene farming country. Drinking water is limited along the trail, so carry food and water with you.
    • Dining - The Mansfield area's hotels, restaurants, cafés and the Mansfield Golf Club, cater for many types of dining and wining.
    • Galleries - Galleries in Mansfield and surrounds exhibiting work by local artists, woodworkers and craftspeople. Visit Made In Mansfield, High Street Mansfield, two doors from the roundabout, and see a range of locally made pieces in various media.
    • Golf - Visitors are always welcome at the Mansfield Golf Club in Kidston Parade for golf, dining and at the Pro Shop for all golfing requirements and tuition. 
    • Helicopter flights - Helicopter flights around the high country are available from Alpine Helicopter Charter.
    • Heritage Walk - Jamieson Heritage Walk is a self-conducted walk/drive around the Jamieson township, showing points and buildings of historical interest.
    • Kelly Tree - Stringybark Creek, Tolmie The Kelly Tree, where the gunfight between the Kelly Gang and Mansfield police took place in 1878, is a 30 minute drive from Mansfield, in Stringybark Reserve, on Tolmie-Tatong Road (off Mansfield-Whitfield Road). Toilets nearby.
    • Lake Nillahcootie - A great place for a picnic, swimming, boating, fishing or just sitting while enjoying the scenery and birdlife. Just 20 minutes drive from Mansfield on the Benalla Road. Boat ramp, BBQ facilities, toilets available.
    • Museum - “Bimbi” Car and Memorabilia, Jamieson. An incredible display of restored cars and memorabilia, at Waterson Road, Jamieson. Entry by gold coin donation and all proceeds to Mansfield Hospital, CFA or other local charities. Call Steve or Carol on 5777 0733. Open Friday to Monday 9am-5pm. Closed Good Friday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day.
    • Shopping - The Mansfield shops are mainly situated in High and Highett Streets, Maroondah Highway and Mt Buller Road, with others scattered around the town. Take a stroll through the arcades and side streets off High Street and be pleasantly surprised. They cater for a wide range of needs: clothing, children's toys, books, hairdressers and beauty treatments, plenty of retail food outlets, sporting goods, hardware and plumbing, printing, internet access, giftware and galleries, rural produce and pet supplies and much more.
    • Skatepark - Mansfield Skatepark is situated in the Football Oval and Sporting Complex grounds, Highett Street, Mansfield, a short walk from the main street.
    • Tours, trips and walks - Local tour operators provide tours of the area all year round - camping and safari trips, fishing trips, 4WD excursions, white water rafting, bushwalking in the high country, and 'made to measure' tours.
    • Wetlands - The Mansfield Mullum Wetlands are situated on the left as you enter Mansfield on the Maroondah Highway. The walk starts at the Mansfield Visitor Information Centre, where further information is available.
    • Wineries - Mansfield has many local wineries, each with their own specialities. They offer wine tasting, cellar door sales, and, some, dining as well. Experience the festival brought to you by the Upper Goulburn Winegrowers' Association - Upper Goulburn Wine Vintage Celebrations.
    • Zoo Mansfield - Zoo is 9 kms from Mansfield on the Woods Point Road.  Open daily 10am. Lion feeding 5pm in school holidays.