The Kangaroo Hoppet is held at Falls Creek in north east Victoria.
The bus leaves from Bay 57 at Southern Cross Station (in the city centre of Melbourne) at 09.15 daily, and picks up at Melbourne International Airport (Tullamarine) from the Snow Bus Area in Bus Pick Up Lane Purple Zone E to G between the Qantas domestic and international terminals at 09.45
See Melbourne International Airport pick up map: http://www.fallscreekcoachservice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Bus-Pickup1.jpg
It then travels direct to Falls Creek, arriving at 15.00 h. The return trip to Melbourne leaves daily at 17.00 h, arriving at the International Airport at 20.15 h and at Southern Cross Station at 20.45 h. The Falls Creek Coach Service internet site is at http://www.fallscreekcoachservice.com.au
Bookings are essential, and airport pick up must be especially requested as the bus only travels via the airport if there are passengers to collect.
Train is another option. There is a shuttle bus service into central Melbourne and a VLine train service to Mt Beauty from Southern Cross station leaving at 12 noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The train travels to Wangaratta where you catch the connecting VLine coach to Bright and a taxi service brings passengers the last 26km to Mount Beauty arriving about 5.30pm. The cost from Melbourne, Southern Cross to Mt Beauty is around $36 one way, and tickets can be booked online or purchased from the VLine counter at Southern Cross Station.
The nearest domestic airport is Albury. If you are coming direct to Albury, there are daily flights to Albury from both Sydney and Melbourne international airports. From Melbourne, the coach is the best choice.
There are daily coaches from Albury direct through to Falls Creek, also run by Falls Creek Coach Service. The schedule is available on their website. http://www.fallscreekcoachservice.com.au
Car rental is another option. The drive is on good roads, and takes just under five hours from Melbourne to Falls Creek. Drive north from Melbourne on the Hume Highway. Just before Wangaratta there is a McDonalds Restaurant. Turn off the highway about 300 metres past McDonalds onto the 'snowroad'. Travel via Milawa to Myrtleford. Three km after Myrtleford take the left hand route to Mount Beauty and on to Falls Creek. There are some nice wineries to visit along the way.
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233 Kiewa Valley Highway,
Tawonga South, Victoria 3698
Phone: (03) 5754 4024
Fax: (03) 5754 4940