The Kangaroo Hoppet is held at Falls Creek in north east Victoria
10 - 30 August
The nearest international airport is Melbourne International Airport (Tullamarine).
Catch the bus from Melbourne
There is a daily bus service during the ski season from Melbourne to Falls Creek, run by Falls Creek Coach Service.
The bus leaves from Bay 57 at Southern Cross Station (in the city center of Melbourne) at 09.15 daily, and picks up at Melbourne International Airport (Tullamarine) from the Terminal 4 Transport Hub at 09.45. It then travels direct to Falls Creek, arriving at 15.15 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
Catch the train from Melbourne
A VLine train service direct 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 total cost from Melbourne, Southern Cross to Mount Beauty is around $46 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
Private transfers from airport and train are also available
Mt Beauty Taxi and Transfers offers a convenient, flexible and comfortable way to travel to and around our region.
Servicing Mt Beauty, Falls Creek, Albury/Wodonga and the Alpine area, we operate a year round service so you can enjoy Victoria's High Country any time.
Phone: 0409 573 909
Facebook: Mt Beauty Taxi and transfers
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 kms after Myrtleford take the left hand route to Mount Beauty and on to Falls Creek. Carrying snow chains to Falls Creek is compulsory and can be hired at any of the ski shops in Mt. Beauty.
When renting a car, make sure that the rental company allows the vehicle to be taken to the snow and to have chains fitted. There may be additional charges for that. Driving a car to the snow outside the terms of your rental agreement could invalidate your insurance.