For trail access and details on which trails are used across the key events, please refer to the event schedule.
Fox Superflow – The Epic Edition
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.
How to get there
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.
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.