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 2-wheel drives 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 2-wheel drive 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.
Returning for 2020, the Stirling Express park and ride is now available on peak weekends during July and August. Day visitors can save money and skip the worry of wheel chains and driving in the icy conditions by parking at Mirimbah Park and taking a coach to Telephone Box Junction.
Snow Limo - Returning for 2020
This service involves offering guests a transfer service from outside the resort direct to/from the Mt Buller Village. It is open to transport operators that meet the requirements for a Commercial Snow Limo Operator’s Licence.
The Commercial Snow Limo Operator’s Licence application and eligibility and terms for vehicles are available here.
If you are considering a Snow Limo licence, please note:
- $820 p.a. per limousine is payable for the 2020 snow season plus $21 per adult passenger and $16 per child passenger;
- The $820 p.a. licence fee per limousine would be waived if the Operator is using a designated on-site parking bay in the Mt Buller Village for the limousine and has the appropriate parking permit from the RMB;
- The RMB will undertake financial and spot audits to confirm passenger numbers;
- The number of licences will be capped subject to demand.
For the Mt Buller Transit update outlining TravelSafe Australia's transit arrangements for this season, please click here. For further information on the Snow Limo product, please contact Sarah Egan at [email protected]