Getting from A to B around Buller
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Two ladies were chatting, describing their trip to Mt Buller – a visit they had not had done in many, many years but thought it would be good for a change.
After driving all the way up and parking at Horse Hill they then discovered the free shuttles from near Celia’s to the village.
This was all fine with them and they set off to have a grand time.
But as there was snow all around they didn’t fancy walking all around the village so enquired about the free village shuttle service – good thinking ladies.
They were told there were three different routes – red, yellow and blue. loop which took you past Breathtaker All Suite Hotel and Pension Grimus, to the ABOM Express Chairlift and if they wanted they could go to the Ski and Snowboard school,” the friendly staff at MMBL told them.
They duly boarded the ‘red’ shuttle at the village bus stop area the whole loop seeing how the community of Buller had grown – quite amazing they said. declined the stop at the ski school.
When they got back to the village bus stop, and as they were about to get off the shuttle, they asked the driver where would they catch the yellow shuttle and how long would they have to wait? on board – that’s my next route’ – which the ladies did.
The Stirling Road loop – the yellow bus route took them around the residential area of the Village, including accommoda- Inn, Sugarbush, Enzian, Ajax and Ski Lib.
It also took them past the Chamois Chairlift and the site of the World Cup Aerials which they were amazed to see as they had in the past watched the aerials on television.
Back again at the village bus the Blue shuttle come along?” The driver again very kindly to change his shuttle sign from yellow to blue.
The ladies by this time were having a great day out – seeing the sights of Mt Buller and not getting cold, wet or even particularly hungry. loop - the blue bus route - they travelled past Alpine Central, Mt Buller Chalet, ABOM Hotel and then finishes at the Arlberg Hotel - the highest point on the mountain that you can drive to in a vehicle, they were quite chuffed.
At the conclusion of their village tours they thanked the driver for his hospitality and embarked on the next part of their little tour. they headed for the Cattleman’s where they were able to watch people going by and queues at Blue Bullet Express, the range of skiers that boarded – all in the comfort and warmth of a lovely café.
Spending a couple of hours touring the mountain – and in complete awe of the changes that had occurred since their last visit many years ago - they then boarded the free shuttle back Mansfield where they bragged to their friends about their marvellous day out on Mt Buller which hadn’t cost them a great deal and they were very, very happy.
ON THE BUS: The free Mt Buller Village Shuttle does continuous loops all day. PHOTO: Andrew Railton – Mt Buller