Get­ting there

Alpine News - - 2017 Resorts Guide -

Charlotte Pass

Drive – About 6 hours from Syd­ney and 7 hours from Mel­bourne by car to Per­isher. Sk­i­tube – The only way in to Charlotte Pass dur­ing the snow sea­son. When you ar­rive at the Sk­i­tube Ter­mi­nal at Per­isher Val­ley, go to the Charlotte Pass Over­snow counter.

Falls Creek

Drive - 4.5 hours from Mel­bourne, 7.5 hours from Syd­ney. Chains must be car­ried. Drive and bus - Park your car at Mt Beauty at the base of Falls Creek and travel up to the re­sort in a bus. Train and bus – From Syd­ney or Mel­bourne, catch a train to Al­bury and con­nect with coaches. Bus - Coaches from Mel­bourne, Al­bury or Mount Beauty. Fly - Fly - From Syd­ney or Mel­bourne to Al­bury Air­port then by coach to Fall­sCreek. Pri­vate flights are avail­able to Din­ner Plain, near Mt Hotham.

Lake Moun­tain

Drive – 2 hours from Mel­bourne. Take the Ma­roon­dah High­way through Healesville and turn off to Marysville. Bus – A shut­tle ser­vice op­er­ates from Marysville.

Mt Bul­ller

Drive – 3 hours from Mel­bourne, 9.5 hours from Ade­laide, 8 hours from Syd­ney. Coach - Mel­bourne Air­port to Mt Buller with Mt Buller Ski Ex­press 1800 800 905. Drive and coach - Daily re­turn ser­vices from Mans­field and Mir­im­bah to Mt Buller, Mans­field-Mt Buller Bus Lines (03) 5777 6070. Fly – He­li­copter flights from Mel­bourne to Buller (03) 9580 7177.

Mt Buf­falo

Drive - 3.5 hours from Mel­bourne. Take the Hume High­way to Wan­garatta then turn off to Bright.

Mt Hotham

Drive – 4.5 hours from Mel­bourne. Hume High­way to Wan­garatta then Great Alpine Road via Bright and Har­ri­etville. From Gipp­s­land, Princes High­way to Bairns­dale and Great Alpine Road via Omeo and Din­ner Plain. Bus – Coaches de­part daily from Mel­bourne’s Spencer Street Coach Ter­mi­nal and Mel­bourne Air­port. Train - The XPT be­tween Mel­bourne and Syd­ney con­nects with coaches at Wan­garatta. Fly - Char­ter flights to Mt Hotham air­port op­er­ate from Mel­bourne and Syd­ney. There are also com­mer­cial flights from cap­i­tal cities to Al­bury where a bus ser­vice op­er­ates to Hotham and Din­ner Plain.

Mt Baw Baw

Drive - 2.5 hours from Mel­bourne. Take the Princes High­way and turn off at Moe. Snow chains are com­pul­sory.

Per­isher

Drive - 5.5 to 6 hours from Syd­ney; 7 hours from Mel­bourne. Chains must be car­ried. Bus– A year-round ser­vice op­er­ates from Can­berra to Jind­abyne. Week­end bus ser­vices op­er­ate from Syd­ney and Can­berra. Daily coach ser­vices op­er­ate be­tween Can­berra and Cooma. Shut­tle – A free shut­tle ser­vice op­er­ates be­tween Per­isher Val­ley and Smiggin Holes. Fly - Can­berra Air­port is a 2.5 hour drive from Per­isher and a 40 minute flight from Syd­ney. Sev­eral re­gional air­lines op­er­ate reg­u­lar ser­vices.

Sel­wyn

Drive - 1 hour from Cooma, 2 hours from Can­berra, 500 km from Syd­ney and 550 km from Mel­bourne. Fol­low the Hume High­way to Gunda­gai then turn off to Adaminaby.

Thredbo

Drive - 2.5 hours from Can­berra, 6 hours from Syd­ney and Mel­bourne. The roads are clear for most of the year, but when big snow-falls hit, chains may be re­quired. Chains can be hired in Jind­abyne and Khan­coban. Bus - Daily coach ser­vices be­tween Can­berra and Cooma. A num­ber of com­pa­nies pro­vide reg­u­lar week­end ser­vices from Syd­ney and Can­berra to the snow­fields. Fly - Most ma­jor air­lines ser­vice Can­berra Air­port from ma­jor Aus­tralian cities and there are shut­tle trans­fers to and from the re­sort.

Fur­ther de­tails on trans­port ser­vices are avail­able on re­sort web­sites, tourist bu­reaux in all ma­jor cities and from ad­ver­tise­ments in Aus­tralian Alpine News.

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