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Mt Buller extra long weekend away Feb 29 to Mar 4

Little-Ditty's picture

By Little-Ditty - Posted on 20 January 2012

Greetings all,

I have recently been emailing some friends looking at heading down to Mt Buller, leaving Wednesday arvo Feb 29th and arriving home Sunday evening Mar 4th. The drive each way is about 9 hours. I thought I would at least make the offer to anyone that wants to go too. All comers are welcome. Smiling

We plan on doing a day of beginner/intermediate downhill at the village, and 2-3 more days of riding doing all-mountain / XC in the surrounding hills/trails. This schedule is not set in stone, just an idea of what to do. The beginner/intermediate downhill can be ridden on almost any skill level, and a downhill bike wouldn't be needed. But I plan on taking a XC and AM rig.

Cost is estimated at between $350-$500 all up for the 4 nights - which estimates all costs such as petrol, accommodation, food and drink, etc - but will vary depending on how many people share accommodation costs. That's the big ticket item.

So, are there any takers? You do not get too many opportunities for such a fantastic extra long weekend away. Laughing out loud Make the most of it!


Lach's picture

and you're there for the Bike Buller Festival

Little-Ditty's picture

I don't want to be there for the festival. Too many people around.

Antsonline's picture

Just in the door home from the National Rnd there.
The drive sucks - there is no escaping that, but...once you get there, all is quickly forgotten. Its my second visit and sheesh its good. Its got the lot, for all types of rider. I'm a huge fan. It helps that we had 3 days of 25degrees and perfect blue skies.
I just wish it was closer - I'd be there once a month.
Anyone that hasnt been, and is wondering whether it would be worth it, it really is.
Would love to join you, but not this time.

Peter R's picture

A big thumbs up for Mt. Buller...mountain biking mecca of Australia...having recently got back from a mtb road trip to Forrest, the You Yangs and Mt Buller.

Mt Buller: Spent a day on the chairlift ($54 /day) riding the techy and narly (roots, rocks, drops, berms etc) downhill trails....did intermediate Abom about 6 times as you go faster and faster each time and my grin got wider and wider. Got by with 6 inches of travel both ends, but full face helmets are compulsory. International dh is full on and the am bike and rider struggled....needed a bigger bike for that one!.

Misty Twisty, Corn Hill xc trails are full of tight climbing swithchbacks and 6 inches up front is too much to get round them without sliding out. Stonefly and the Delta? river trail back down to the bottom are fast and furious. Link up some trails and you get over an hour of flying downhill hitting the water bars and crossing log bridges over raging rivers....unreal...real 'man from snowy river' stuff...just ridin' an iron horse!. Shuttle at bottom ($13) back up to Mt Buller village made it all painless.
Kingsporn is also a must. Half hour fast techy xc downhill trail about a foot wide, cut into the side of a mountain. Fall to the left ok, but to the right and its a long way the trees.

Lastly a big plug for Merrijig Ski club lodge (mountain bikers mecca - $50 pp per night) and Yully who runs the place and cooks a massive feed ($20) at the end of the day. Place got a good vibe, great views and loads of bike porn and dh dvds to set the tone.

.....a great journey and some say better than Rotorua!. Check it out

CROMERBOY's picture

Leave pass from wifey- check - this was too easy, I feel I will have some sort of huge payback for this.
Leave from work - pending.
Reading Peters post just confirms what I thought and what I've read about Buller - that it is awsome.
Liam I should know in the next couple of days if I am good to go.

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