Top 5 ways to enjoy a family getaway at Mt Buller

Family getaways are great times to make memories while strengthening your family bond. Mt Buller is the perfect destination for a short getaway with the family as there is so many great activities the whole family can enjoy.

Aside from being one of the best winter destinations in Australia, Mt Buller also boasts a wide range of fun activities and things to do year-round.

To help you plan your next family escape, we have compiled a list of the top 5 must-do activities in the Mt Buller ranges.


Snow Play at Mt Buller


A seasoned skier or just starting out, Mt Buller has ski slopes designed for all levels and ages. Skiing at Mt Buller is not only perfect for adults, but a great place to teach your children. The Mt Buller Ski School is a short walk from Chalet 5 and is recognized worldwide as one of the best. If you are a bit nervous when it comes to skiing, you can take advantage of the free first time discover lesson.

You don’t have to ski to enjoy the excitement of Mt Buller, they have a range of activities in the snow for everyone. Tobogganing is a great way to enjoy the snow play. Mt Buller has two designated toboggan areas, both of which are open for the twilight sessions through the peak seasons.

For those who have younger kids (3 months – 3 years), there are creche facilities available. The Buller Kids Centre Creche offers a wide range of activities for the little ones while their parents can enjoy more time on the slopes.


Interschool racing


Each year, thousands of young competitors flock to Mt Buller for the annual Victorian Interschools Snowsports Championship. Usually held towards the end of August, Mt Buller really put on a show for all. Over an action packed 5 days, there are many activities to be enjoyed by the whole family. Chalet 5 is the perfect accommodation for the event, as it hosts multiple families, sleeping up to 10 people.

Epic Trail Hiking and Biking


Family getaways to Mt Buller are not limited to the winter time. There are many activities to do at Mt Buller in the warmer months. Epic Trail Hiking and Biking will take you on a real mountain adventure the whole family will enjoy.

The kid friend hiking trails are a great way to encourage your kids to embrace the wilderness while learning valuable lessons about bush navigation. There are many different trails you can commence your adventure on. If you’re really up for an action-packed day we recommend trying one of the challenging terrains options.

The Mt Buller bike park will allow you to take your riding to new heights. It boasts a mix of varied terrain, stunning alpine views and cool summer climate combine to create the ideal biking escape.


Buller Air Zone


For the kids (or young at heart), a visit to The Buller Air Zone is a year-round must-do while in the region. Although a serious facility (used by elite skiers and Olympic athletes), the trampolines, airbag challenge and climbing areas cater for everyone. Anyone looking to improve their skills, get some exercise, or simply play and enjoy will have a blast at the facility.

Tip for kids: make sure you send a letter to the gnomes on the way into the Air Zone.


Relax and Enjoy Luxury at Chalet 5


With so many activities, sights and experiences keeping you busy, ensuring that you have a moment to recharge is a must. The best way to do this is at Chalet 5, with everything you need to revitalize for your next adventure. Relax on the terrace (with infrared heating, BBQ, and breathtaking views), share a meal at the table for 10, or put your feet up in the lounge with a book and a glass of local wine. In fact, Chalet 5 is a destination in itself, ensuring you and your family have a luxurious family getaway worth reminiscing about.


In a nutshell, there are lots of activities and fun things to do with your family while at Mt Buller for a getaway. The ones highlighted here are just a few to give you a picture of what awaits you at the place. Plan a getaway in any season whether it is winter or summer, and rest assured getting the gladdest with family.