It’s the journey not the destination that can make or break your holiday experience, so when driving up to Falls Creek this winter make sure to cover off the basics courtesy of BMW:
- A good habit is to fill your car up before leaving Mt Beauty as there is no fuel available in Falls Creek
- Ensure that you add antifreeze to your vehicle’s radiator
- Check that your vehicle’s battery is in good condition
- Diesel vehicles should be filled with “Alpine Mix” fuel, and is available in Mt Beauty
- LP Gas vehicles perform best on petrol in alpine areas
- Be sure to carry snow chains (it is a legal requirement)
- Consider using a ground sheet and gloves when fitting chains
- Avoid sudden braking or acceleration on snow or ice
- A Windscreen Scraper will go a long way to help clear ice from car windows
- Bring a shovel to dig your car out of the snow when leaving (you never know when the next blizzard will hit)
Check out our BMW Driving Tips that will help make your journey to the snow an easy one!
Carrying Snow Chains
Carrying snow chains will not only keep you safe on the roads, but is a legal requirement in Victoria. Before heading up the mountain make sure you hire out your Snow Chains at Ray's Ski Shop in Myrtleford.
Hiring a car
Hiring a vehicle is a great option if you're flying in from interstate or don’t have access to a vehicle. Pop Falls Creek in your GPS and in 4.5 hours you will have arrived at your destination. Don’t forget to tell the hire company you're heading to the mountains as diesel vehicles require antifreeze. Chains will still be required on hire cars as it is a legal requirement for all vehicals to carry them.
Snow Limo offer chauffeur driven luxury All Wheel Drive Vehicles, Mercedes People Movers & mini-coaches as well as stretch limousine transfers to and from Falls Creek from anywhere in Victoria or New South Wales. Snow Limo specialises in transfers from Albury or Tullamarine (Melbourne) airports. For online bookings visit www.snowlimo.com.au
Resort Entry & Parking
If you're traveling to Falls Creek by car you will need to ensure you purchase Resort Entry upon arriving at the resort. To find out more about both Resort Entry and Parking.
Travel by bus from Melbourne, Albury & Mt Beauty.
The friendly team at Falls Creek Coaches are there to help you get to Falls Creek from your closest bus departure location. The dedicated team have driven the roads to Falls Creek and will get you to Falls Creek
Park & Ride
If you're feeling nervous about driving up to Falls Creek we suggest parking your car and riding up the hill with Falls Creek Coaches. Drive to Mt Beauty at the base of Falls Creek and park your car securely at the Falls Creek Coach terminal. From here Falls Creek is a 45 trip away in a luxury coach. Book your spot online as advanced books are essential.
FALLS CREEK COACHES
Located in Tarwonga South just before Mt Beauty, the provide daily services to Falls Creek from Melbourne, Albury, Adelaide and Mt Beauty. For bookings and timetables visit www.fallscreekcoachservice.com.au
Operating a coach service to Falls Creek from Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney, along with pickups at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport. Falls Bus also offers interlined tickets with your oversnow transport right to your accommodation, along with Bus’n’Bed packages at the Mantra Tullamarine Hotel for interstate guests to better connect with their flights. For bookings visit www.fallsbus.com.au
Flying to Falls Creek is provides the greatest convenience when coming from the capital cities of Australia.
There are daily services from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra,that fly into Albury Airport through. You can book these flights with REX, QantasLink and Virgin Australia
For our guests visiting from Perth or Adelaide - you will need to fly to Tullamarine Airport Melbourne. Here you can either book a connecting flight to Albury Airport, or utilize a coordinated Falls Creek Coaches services that is timed to meet flights arriving into Tullamarine Airport.
FLY & RIDE
Fly into Albury Airport then board a connecting transfer direct to Falls Creek, which is serviced daily by a range of Falls Creek coach and private transfers. CLICK HERE to check out the different transport options available.
FLY & DRIVE
If you’re coming from an airport and want to take a good old fashioned road trip, head on to thrifty.com.au as they have outlets located at all major airports including Tullamarine and Albury. Advanced bookings are essential.
Don't forget to grab a pair of snowchains befor you head up the hill!
FALLS CREEK HELI-SHUTTLE
Start your Falls Creek Adventure with a helicopter ride to the mountain! Forest Air operates out of Albury. The Falls Creek Heli-Shuttle is available to fly guests from Albury Airport direct to Falls Creek in just 35 minutes! CLICK HERE for more information.
Regional Rail Services are a cost-effective way of traveling most of the way to get to the snow, and public transport options are available across Victoria and News South Wales to get you most of the way to Falls Creek.
The rail line between Melbourne and Sydney passes through both regional hubs of Albury and Wangaratta. V/Line and NSW TrainLink services each pass through these several times a day, giving you flexibility to coordinate with connecting transport for the remaining journey.
Luggage allowances are usually 2 x pieces plus hand luggage with skis and snowboards usually permitted* in checked luggage (*check with service provider).
TIMETABLES AND INFORMATION
For train timetables and information about train services. Visit vline.com.au for Victoria or transportnsw.info for New South Wales.
TRAIN & RIDE
Once you arrive at the train station, catch connecting transfer services direct to Falls Creek with our friends at Falls Creek Coaches. Advanced bookings are essential.