Mount Buller (Victoria)

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Mount Buller
Mount Buller from the Howqua Valley.JPG
Mount Buller from the Howqua Valley
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 approached by vehicle via the village coupled with a short 500 metre (1600 foot) 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 staffed during the summer months.

Resort[edit]

The Mount Buller Alpine Resort is a popular destination in winter for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities who wish to attend for the day. With it only being a 3 hour drive, it is the nearest major downhill ski resort to Melbourne. In the warmer months, it provides a base for day visitors and hikers in the Victorian Alps.

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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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