• Distance: 19.9km

  • Duration: 7hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Delatite River

  • End: Delatite River

  • Closest Town: Mansfield

  • Location: Alpine National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 239km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.1059566000

  • Longitude: 146.3751311000


The scenic West Ridge of Mt Buller 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.

This Mount Buller Traverse ascends the West Ridge Trail to the summit of Mt Buller, then descends the mountain via the untracked McLaughan Shoulder and the Klingsporn Track.

Only for the very fit, this involves a 1200 meter climb, one step after the other always up.


Total distance: 19871 m
Max elevation: 1773 m
Min elevation: 599 m
Total climbing: 1321 m
Total descent: -1320 m



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8 thoughts on “Mount Buller Traverse (19.9km)

  1. Just spent the weekend doing this hike and it is spectacular. <3

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    1. Hello Vicki. Just wondering how well marked the track is ? There signs pointing you in the right direction along the way I assume ?

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  2. Georgie Montgomery….

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    1. Yes…. Let’s do it….

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    2. lets wait for the snow to melt first 😆😆

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    3. I’m on my way to get more maps as we speak..:)

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    4. Oh yeh def get rid of the snow…

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  3. Hiked with a group couple of months ago. Great hike and great, a bit extreme, weather. A mix of rain, hail, sun and snow.

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