Boy, was I wrong.
We arrived at about 9:30 am, after a short, scenic drive from Mansfield.
That fresh mountain air.
Those views. Mountains that go on forever. Layer upon layer upon layer.
The moment we parked the car - right in the village - we met the first of many friendly and extremely helpful Mt Buller staff members. He pointed us to the Post Office/Visitor Centre where we were given maps of walking trails, sculpture park guides, and a suggested itinerary for our day on the mountain.
We explored the Village and its unique art..
...saw smooth-skinned snow gums, usually covered with a white blanket of snow...
...admired the stunning colours of the wildflowers that covered the ground...
...and felt like we were on top of the world as we climbed the steps at the Summit.
Most people were here for the fantastic mountain biking trails and there was plenty of cyclists making the most of the great facilities.
The modular Pump Track is a small circuit right in the village, for bikes, blades, skateboards and scooters.
We didn't take any bikes with us, but watching them hurtle down the 3km Copperhead Trail was enough of an adrenaline rush for me, just quietly.
The Northside Chairlift provided our entertainment for the day, as we sat in the comfort of our chair, taking in the views and watching the heart thumping twists and turns happening below us.
We had a fantastic day, in fact it was...Bonza.
What: Mt Buller
Where: via Mansfield
When: Northside Chairlift 10am-4pm daily until Jan 26.
Why: High Country mountains
How Much: FREE entry to village, Chairlift fees apply.
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