Must-Ride: Mt Buller, Victoria

Words by Flow | Images by Flow, Damian Breach

Heaven just called. They want their singletrack back.

Over the past half dozen years, Mt Buller has really stepped up the game in Australian mountain biking. Working with trail building powerhouse World Trail, the Buller team has doggedly pursued an audaciously ambitious plan to craft the slopes of Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and surrounds into an absolutely stunning network of trails.

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Riding in Buller is simply amazing. Far from your normal trail centre experience (park the car, ride a loop, go home) Buller offers something far more substantial, immersive and rewarding. The hills are huge, the distances big, the trails challenging – this is mountain biking as it should be.

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As Buller’s reputation has spread and as the rider numbers have increased each year, so to have the facilities in the village to support the influx. More and more accommodation options have flung open their doors, there’s quality bike rental, guiding, great food and coffee.

We’ve showcased just a sample of Buller’s wares here, but there’s plenty more to explore, and come late 2014 there’ll be another 40km once the Epic trail opens! ¬†Enjoy the video, soak in the glory of the photos below and don’t hesitate to plan your own road trip to Buller.

Get all the low down right here.

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Sunsets from the summit, just behind the village, are unmissable.

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The new Gang Gangs climb makes the return loop to the village much nicer than in years past.

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Perfect turns on Copperhead.

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Misty Twist, definitely a favourite.

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The summit of Stirling is a rewarding climb, the views are sensational and gives you a real sense of just how much terrain the Buller trail area covers.

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The Delatite River Trail.

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There’s even a Buller app with trail maps, trail conditions and more.

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The trig station on top of Cornhill has become a bike sculpture. Some nice XTR chain rings on there actually!

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Descending Cornhill.

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Quality on-trail signage.

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Wild flower season in Buller.

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Following Ryan on Misty Twist.

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Shuttles, bike rental and servicing and food. What more can you ask for?

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STONEFLY. How can one trail have Australia’s nicest climb and one of the best descents too?

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More Stonefly goodness.

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Insert sound of your brain exploding in joy here.

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We lost count of the number of bridges across the river on the Delatite River Trail – maybe 13? Amazing trail building.

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Text book singletrack perfection.


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More Delatite. More awesomeness.

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Soaking away your cares at Merimbah.

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Riding the thermals.

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