Mount Buller (Victoria)

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Mount Buller
Mount-buller-summit-ridge.jpg
The Mount Buller summit ridge as seen from the northwest in summer.
Highest point
Elevation1,805 metres (5,922 ft) AHD[1]
Coordinates37°8′43″S 146°25′34″E / 37.14528°S 146.42611°E / -37.14528; 146.42611Coordinates: 37°8′43″S 146°25′34″E / 37.14528°S 146.42611°E / -37.14528; 146.42611[2]
Geography
Mount Buller is located in Victoria
Mount Buller
Mount Buller
Location in Victoria
LocationVictoria, Australia
Parent rangeVictorian Alps, Great Dividing Range
Climbing
Easiest routeHike; ski

Mount Buller is a mountain in the Victorian Alps of the Great Dividing Range, located in the Australian state of Victoria. It has an elevation of 1,805 metres (5,922 ft) AHD,[1]

Toponym[edit]

The British explorer and surveyor Major Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell named the mountain after an acquaintance in the Colonial Office, Charles Buller. The Aboriginal name for the mountain is Bulla Bulla meaning "good".[3]

Geography[edit]

The summit of Buller can be reached by vehicle via the village coupled with a 500 metres (1,600 ft) short walk. It is also possible to climb the peak from Delatite River level along the Klingsporn walking track. The Klingsporn track was originally a bridle trail used by stockmen taking their cattle up to high ground during the summer months.

The walk begins at Merimbah and is a 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) walk on a well defined track. Mclaughlin Spur offers good views to the summit fire tower and the rocky outcrops that must be traversed. At the summit there is a stone distance dial and a fire tower that is manned during the summer months.

The adjacent Mount Buller Alpine Resort is an attractive destination for many families and skiers who wish to attend for the day. With it only being a 3 hr drive, it is the closest major mountain to Melbourne.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Place Names Search:Mount Buller". Geoscience Australia. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Mount Buller". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  3. ^ Blake, Les (1977). Place names of Victoria. Adelaide: Rigby. pp. 182, 50.

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