Mount Buller (Victoria)
The Mount Buller summit ridge as seen from the northwest in summer.
|Elevation||1,805 metres (5,922 ft) AHD |
|Parent range||Victorian Alps, Great Dividing Range|
|Easiest route||Hike; ski|
Location and features
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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 you can follow the Klingsporn walking track. The Klingsporn track was the bridle trail in days gone by when stockmen would take their cattle up high for the summer months. The walk begins at Merimbah and is a 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) walk on a well defined track. An adventurous twist on this walk is to walk to the aptly named "Thank Christ Corner" on Shoulder spur and go off track along shoulder spur to Mclaughlin Spur to the summit. 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.
Mount Buller was named by the explorer and surveyor Major Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell after an acquaintance in the Colonial Office. However the Aboriginal name for the mountain is Bulla Bulla meaning "good".
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mount Buller.|
- "Mount Buller, Skiing Snowboarding and Snow Holidays". MtBuller. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
- "Be on the top of the world". Mount Buller Official Website. Retrieved 2010-03-03.