Cycling Mt. Buller, Victoria, Australia
Ride 15 kilometers gaining 902 meters at 6% average grade.
Mt. Buller is ranked the tenth hardest bike climb in Australia. This is a popular bike route, with KM markers and Share the Road Signs - 7,200 Strava members have ridden this segment as of April 2022.
The climb begins in just north of Sawmill Settlement and ends at the resort town of Mount Buller Alpine Village, the Australian ski resort town with the most beds.
The steepest part of the climb is 8.6% and begins at kilometer 13.6 near the top of the climb.
Climb begins at the entrance to Mirimbah Park by riding east up Mt. Buller Road.
Climb report by PJAMM Cycling’s Brad Butterfield:
At the start coordinate of the climb, there is a large public park offering free parking and restroom. A perfect place to park the car if you are driving into the climb. On the day that I rode Mt. Buller, the park was all but empty -- just me and one Aussie Angler. I couldn’t find any water spigots at the park, so make sure you pack what you need for the ride. The last decent town before the climb is “Mansfield,” about 30 minutes away. The climb gradient never deviates much from the average, making for a mellow, albeit long, ascent to the ski village. There are a series of switchbacks towards the top, but the thick trees block any views of the road and mountains surrounding. In late April when I rode, the summit ski village was nearly a ghost town. There were only a few road workers and one or two mountain bikers. This is a particularly fun descent as the road quality is absolutely perfect and the switchbacks are gentle enough to keep up speed. The only purpose of the road is the ski village, so as long as it’s the off season, I think it’s safe to assume you’ll have the road to yourself.
Popular cycling road.
The route is very windy and has several great hairpins, particularly near the top.
Hell corner is on the steepest segment of road (nearly 9%) at the second to last hairpin near the top.
Built in honor of the local Mountain Pygmy-possums inhabiting the area.
Located at kilometer 1.9.
Dump Inn is a function room on Mt. Buller - Mt. Buller - Dump Inn.
Finish at Mt. Buller Alpine Village -- the most rooms of any alpine resort in Australia.