For trail access and details on which trails are used across the key events, please refer to the event schedule.
Fox Superflow – Race 1
Fox Superflow – Race 2
The Alpenflow Epic Ride
Rocky Trail Academy
All event participants are asked to park in the vicinity of the Mt Buller Village and surrounding streets/avenues, there is a large car park behind Village Square Plaza, plenty of spots along Summit Road past the Clocktower and also along The Avenue immediately behind the Kooroora Hotel.
You will find that there are plenty of spots close to the event hub in the Village Square – we ask you to follow the signage.
Please do not park in either the Lower Tyrol car park or at Spurs (top of the gravity zone) as these areas are reserved for the Blue Dirt MTB shuttle pickup and drop down locations and vehicles only. Thank you for your understanding.
Destination guide & Plan your Trip
Mt Buller is just 248kms north-east of Melbourne via Mansfield. In three hours you can be out of the city and high in the mountains! Unlike winter, entry to the Resort is free throughout summer. You can also drive your car all the way to the Village, although there are still parking restrictions in place around the Village.
How to get there
Fly in and drive:
If you want to fly in – we suggest Melbourne or Albury (Quantas/Rex). The local reckon the drive from Albury is a bit smoother and we are currently liaising with providers in regards to potential shuttle/transport services from those airports.
Drive from Melbourne:
There are a few different routes you can take from Melbourne:
- Plenty Rd via Whittlesea and Yea
- Via the Hume Hwy to Tallarook and Yea
- Via the Maroondah Hwy to Yarra Glen and Yea
- Travelling from the north, follow the Hume Hwy south and take the Mansfield exit onto the Midland Hwy (B300). To get here via the most direct route using Google Maps and GPS, it is best to set your destination to Yea, then once you are in Yea set it for Mansfield, then Mt Buller from Mansfield.
No matter which route you take from Melbourne to Mt Buller you will eventually come to Mansfield – the closest major town to the Resort. Pass through Mansfield and follow the signs to Mt Buller.
Drive from Interstate:
Mt Buller is also easy to get to from interstate. Driving times from capital cities:
- Melbourne: 3 hours
- Canberra: 6 hours
- Sydney: 9 hours
- Adelaide: 9.5 hours
Scenic route drives:
Looking to take the scenic route? Take the road less travelled with one of our suggested drives:
From Melbourne: A wine romance
Depart: Melbourne-Yarra Valley-Healesville-Alexandra-Mansfield-Mt Buller.
Drive time: 3.45 hours.
From Melbourne, leave the traffic lights behind and head for the hills. Enjoy a relaxed motoring experience along rolling country roads, through the vineyards and towns of the Yarra Valley and Healesville region. Visit cellar doors and sample award-winning wines and new varietals. When you reach Mt Buller, take a leisurely tour of the Village before settling in to watch the sunset with a glass of Victoria’s finest.
From Sydney via M31 and Albury: 8-9 hours
The drive is about 780km and a bit over 8 hours via the Hume Hwy M31. The drive plan is:
Depart: Sydney-Goulbourn-Yass-Gundagai-Holbrook-Albury (5h30)-Wangaratta-Barjarg-Mansfield-Mt Buller
Drive time: 8h-9h
Drive South and go past Goulbourn, take the Yass exit, staying on the M31. Pass through Gundagai and Holbrook, staying on the M31. After 5h30 you will reach Albury and you could stay overnight and keep driving the next day. From Albury the next town to pass through is Wangaratta and then look out for the turn off the Hume Highway at Benalla. From the turn off it’s 1.5 hours to Mt Buller via Mansfield.
From Sydney or Canberra: The relaxed 2 day journey
Here’s the road trip plan of Juliane, one of the Rocky Trail owners who will travel with her Kindi son Cosmo. They plan a few scenic stops along the way:
Leg 1: Sydney-Canberra (3h)
One option is to drive to Canberra for the Willo Marathon on the 28th February and stay overnight, then continue the drive via Yass. If you are doing a stop-over at Canberra this adds about one hour to the drive time.
Leg 2: Canberra-Albury via Yass (3h30) to Beechworth (+40min)
We love this little town on the river and one plan is to stop over for a play and a lunch and then to continue on to Buller.
Leg 3: Beechworth to Mt Buller (2h15)
Perfect afternoon nap drive via the Benalla turn off from Hume Highway (it’s 1.5 hrs from the turn off) and Mansfield after a lunch and a run around. Planning a quick shop in Mansfield in a bigger supermarket for supplies.
From Sydney or Canberra: The Willo & Buller Alpenflow Epic Road Trip
Why not make it an EPIC road trip?
Leg 2: Canberra-Albury via Yass (3h30) to Beechworth (+40min)
We love this little town on the river and the brewery serves mad lunches and dinners! Stay overnight and explore the Beechworth MTB Park, of course!
Leg 3: Beechworth to Bright (about 1h)
Next stop Bright – ride some more to get those legs ready for the Alpenflow Epic! Ride at Mystic MTB Park and check if their shuttle services are on.
Leg 3: Bright to Mt Buller (2h45)
Drive back up north and turn off towards the Hume Highway at the turn off onto Snow Road C522. Not the Benalla turn off from Hume Highway (it’s 1.5 hrs from the turn off) and Mansfield after a lunch and a run around. Planning a quick shop in Mansfield in a bigger supermarket for supplies.
Mt Buller and back: Cool wines
Depart: Mt Buller-Mansfield-Whitfield-Mansfield-Mt Buller
Drive time: 3 hours.
Take the ‘Cool Wines’ loop and discover the cool climate wines and warm hospitality of the High Country. Visit cellar doors nestled in the foothills of Mt Buller, before motoring through beautiful winding roads to the King Valley where plantings large and small invite visitors to sample their wares. On your return to Mt Buller, shout your designated driver a cool drink and settle in for an evening of fine dining and travel tales amongst friends.
Mt Buller and back: Kelly country
Depart: Mt Buller-Mansfield-Benalla-Glenrowan- Whitfield-Mansfield-Mt Buller.
Drive time: 4 hours (with optional Beechworth extension 1.25 hours).
Immerse yourself in the life of Australia’s most infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly. Visit the museums, monuments, courthouses, lock-ups, hideouts and cemeteries still ringing with the horses’ hoofs, shouts and gunshots of Kelly’s bushranging days. Many towns offer maps and guided tours of significant sites. There will be plenty to talk about when you return for dinner at one of Mt Buller’s renowned eateries.
We are liaising with the local accommodation providers and will communicate all details and booking links in the race lead-up.
The trading hours of the local cafes, pubs, bistros and restaurants are:
|The Birdcage||Friday: Open 9am – late, kitchen open 10am – 3pm & 5pm – 8pm.|
Saturday: 10am – late, kitchen open 10am – 3pm & 5pm – 8pm.
Sunday: 10am – late, kitchen open 10am – 3pm & 5pm – 8pm.
Monday: Open 9am – late, kitchen open 10am – 3pm & 5pm – 8pm.
|Abom Cafe & Bistro||Friday: Open 9am – 9pm.|
Saturday: Open 9am – 9pm.
Sunday: 9am – 9pm.
Monday: Closed at this point, but will keep us updated if it changes.
|Alpine Retreat||Friday: Open 4pm – late, kitchen open 5pm – 9pm.|
Saturday: Open 4pm – late, kitchen open 5pm – 9pm.
Sunday: 4pm – late, kitchen open 5pm – 9pm.
|Village Bike Cafe||Cafe/Store Open: 8am – 5pm Saturday to Monday.|
Bike shuttles, hire and gear also available for Blue Dirt Mountain Biking.
|All Terrain Cycles||ATC assist riders with mountain bike hire, repairs,|
sales plus on-mountain Gravity OZ bike skills clinics and tours.
Open Sat to Sun, 9am – 5pm.
|Buller Grocer||Friday to Sunday 10am – 6pm. Monday 10am – 1pm.|
|Fox Factory Australia||The team from Fox Factory Australia will be on-site to talk all things suspension and can also fix and maintain your shocks. Say G’day to the crew!|
|Shingleback||Shingleback Off Road are supporting our Rocky Trail Academy and Fox Superflow® events. You’ve probably seen their orange bungied vertical bike racks at Rocky Trail races. We’re 100% Australian Designed and Made, using Australian steel and Marine grade bungy and they warrant their racks for 10 years. Check them out at Buller!|
|Krush||KRUSH has become known as one of Australia’s premium bike care ambassadors and we are stoked to have them on board in the Rocky Trail Rewards. Coming out of the high country of VIC, KRUSH is a family-owned business that is driven by their passion for riding bikes and the adventures they take them on – a perfect fit for the Rocky Trail community and on-site at Buller the whole weekend!|
|Mobile Osteopathy||If you’re riding any of this season’s Rocky Trail events and you’d like to:|
🔥 do a warm-up before you ride
❄ do a cool-down after your ride
🩹 get a treatment if you’re sore
🤸 get a movement screen if you’re interested in injury prevention
🗣 talk bikes, mobility and or movement
come and see the Mobile Osteo Ema! She will be doing free consults at this events. Make sure to get your name down for a time on the booking sheet when you arrive so you don’t miss out.
|All Terrain Cycles||ATC assist riders with mountain bike hire, repairs, sales plus on-mountain Gravity OZ bike skills clinics and tours. |
Open Sat to Sun, 9am – 5pm.
|Rocky Trail Radio powered by earShots||Our resident DJ Mista Nige will be on-site ‘entertaining’ you the whole weekend with thanks to and powered by earSHOTS! You’ll get discount off your earSHOTS so you can have one ear on the ground & another on the sound! Code: ROCKY in the online shop!|
Magnificent views, fresh mountain air and a cool summer climate to provide the ideal setting to enjoy a wide range of alpine activities. From relaxing sunset picnics on the Summit to thrilling cross country mountain biking adventures do it your way on your time.
Please note some activities are only available during peak summer holiday periods and may require booking. Simply contact the operator to book and plan your visit!
Unlock the secrets of the High Country than on your own two feet.
Pristine nature and sensational trails offer trail runners an ideal destination.
Click through for resort maps and info.
There are so many experiences that await, here are just a few to get you started: