Mt Buller
  • Length: 19.9km

  • Duration: 7hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Delatite River

  • End: Delatite River

  • Location: Alpine National Park

  • Closest Town: Mansfield

  • Distance from CBD: 239km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.1059566000

  • Longitude: 146.3751311000

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Mount Buller Traverse is a 19.9km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in Alpine National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 7hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The Mount Buller Traverse ascends the scenic West Ridge of Mt Buller and is one of the most exhilarating ridge hikes in the Victorian Alps. There are sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and the rugged terrain is a real eye-opener to those unfamiliar with this less visited side of the mountain.

Commencing at the junction of Summit and Doughty Roads the trail ascends the steep, rugged and dramatic West Ridge Trail to the summit of Mt Buller, then descends the mountain via the untracked McLaughan Shoulder and the Klingsporn Track.

Getting there

From Melbourne, take the Hume Fwy/National Highway M31, C382, Goulburn Valley Hwy/B340, B300 and Mt Buller Rd/C320 to Summit Rd in Mount Buller. Continue along Summit Road to just beyond Sawmill Settlement to Doughty Road. The hike commences from the junction of Summit Road and Doughty Road. You can park your vehicle in a number of picnic areas opposite this junction on the northern side of Summit Road.


  • Only for the very fit, this involves over 1300m of accumulated vertical ascent.
  • This is a challenging hike that should not be underestimated. Do not attempt this hike during Summer or Winter unless you are experienced in Alpine conditions and have the necessary equipment for snow hiking (crampons/ice axe/snow shoes)
  • This hike requires that you have a sufficient level of equipment (in good working order), fitness and self-reliance. It is vital that you take personal responsibility for ensuring you are prepared!


Total distance: 19871 m
Max elevation: 1773 m
Min elevation: 599 m
Total climbing: 1321 m
Total descent: -1320 m
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51 thoughts on “Mount Buller Traverse (19.9km)

  1. Did this hike recently (April 2018). Walk generally good condition, though section from Mt Buller peak down to junction with Klingsporn track was slow going and trail hard to follow at places – possibly a bit overgrown these days.

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