North East Tourist News
Mt Buller in spring
DID you know spring is one of the best times to visit Mt Buller and Mt Stirling? It may seem contrary to discover a ‘winter’ wonderland in spring but September is when the snow is traditionally deepest, with the added bonus of more blue-sky days and off-peak deals to make it more affordable.
As most of us have been in lockdown and lucky to leave our homes this winter, this spring (we hope) might be the time to break out of our COVID shackles and discover the joy of time in the High Country.
If you’re thinking of heading for the hills as restrictions ease we’ve compiled a few ideas to add to your bucket list.
Mt Buller is the place for skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing. The resort is committed to opening if the restrictions allow.
Explore Mt Stirling with cross country ski trails, untracked side country bowls and the tall mountain ash forest which makes for a tranquil alpine adventure.
Enjoy a meandering cycle along the Rail Trail from Mansfield or if you’d like some bumps and berms to give your mountain bike skills a spin check out the Rifle Butts MTB park.
Once summer rolls around, check out the huge network of MTB at Mt Buller and Mt Stirling including the legendary Australian Alpine Epic Trail and the beautiful Delatite River Trail from Mt Buller down to Mirimbah Park.
Mt Buller and Mt Stirling become more and more beautiful as winter melts into spring. From October you can drive up to the mountains, grab a map and go for a wander. You’ll be rewarded with sweeping alpine views, spring flowers and even cheeky Mt Buller gnomes to find along the way.
With the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, go to www.mtbuller.com.au and www.mtstirling.com.au for the latest updates.