Mt Stirling is an enjoyable scenic three-hour drive from Melbourne, and easy to access from Mansfield – the closest major town to the mountain.
From Mansfield, travel along Mt Buller Road for approximately 30km until you reach the toll gate at Mirimbah (you will need to pay an entry fee during winter). Once you’ve passed through the gates, turn left into Stirling Road and keep going until you reach Telephone Box Junction (TBJ). Between Mirimbah and TBJ is approximately 8km of unsealed road.
During winter, vehicles are not permitted to go any further than TBJ, and all 2WD vehicles must carry chains when travelling to this point.
In summer, all vehicles can continue further up the mountain via The Circuit Road. The Circuit Road is 47km long and winds throughout the various sub-alpine and alpine forests around Mt Stirling. It is a gravel road but still accessible by 2WD vehicles.
The Circuit Road provides a starting point for many 4WD tours across the high country, and is used to access camping spots at Pineapple Flat and King Hut in the Alpine National Park. It is also used to get to Craig’s Hut and the beautiful Bindaree Falls.
There is a limited bus service from Mirimbah to Telephone Box Junction(TBJ)/Mt Stirling departing at 9:30am. Please call Stirling Experience 03 5777 6441 or mobile 0418 773 541. The service MUST be pre booked in advance, plus you will also need to purchase your Mt Buller/Mt Stirling Resort Entry in advance as well. We hope you enjoy your visit to Mt Stirling!