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

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