With international travel still off the cards, Victoria’s alpine region is the perfect spot to feel like you’re miles away. Experience alpine wonders this winter in some of Victoria’s best snowfields. Whiz down steep slopes, put your feet up in luxury accommodation and feast in stunning Victorian High Country. The scenery is extraordinary – watch the sun set over plunging valleys and soaring peaks. Rug up in your warmest gear and throw yourself into a range of winter activities – think skiing and snowboarding to tobogganing and building snowmen.
Mount Buller is only three hours by car from Melbourne, which makes it perfect for a quick day trip or a longer stay. Boasting the largest lift network in Victoria, Mount Buller is a premier ski destination, Head to the Summit chair for the perfect snap against the crisp blue skies and rising peaks. Skiers and snowboarders can explore more than 300 hectares of terrain, with runs for every ability.
Zip across the slopes with a band of huskies on a sled dog tour – you get to pat and cuddle the dogs after, which is a real highlight! If you want to see this region from another perspective, hop aboard a helicopter tour or go night skiing. Grab a weiner schnitzel from traditional Austrian-style Kaptans, or indulge in a Salzburger Nockerl (a chocolate chip and hazelnut souffle served with hot chocolate sauce and ice cream).
Feeling sore from all this physical activity? Relax, rejuvenate and unwind in High Spa on Mount Buller. It’s a unique haven with massages, body exfoliations, mud wraps and well-being treatments. Its products take inspiration from endemic Australian plants, creating an immersive client experience. The hydrotherapy soak is a client favourite where you can soak in private geisha tubs, combined with Epsom salts and hydro jets.
For more tips on other winter wonderlands to discover, check out our winter issue of Caravanning Australia.