If you’re coming from interstate you will most likely be flying to either Melbourne or Albury airport. From Melbourne it’s approximately a 5 hour drive to Falls Creek or a 5 1/2 hour coach trip. From Albury the drive is just under 2 hours and a little longer on the coach.
There are 2 coach services that will pick up from Melbourne or Albury airport;
Falls Creek is the closest alpine resort to Albury, an easy day’s drive from Sydney & four and a half hours drive from Melbourne. From Sydney or Melbourne the best way is to travel along the Hume Highway and take the turnoffs at either Wangaratta (from Melbourne) or Albury (from Sydney). For those in the sunshine state, Falls Creek is not as far as you think - it can be comfortably driven over two days along the Newell Highway with a stop-over on the way.
In winter the only approach is via Mt Beauty.
During the snow season it is a legal requirement that all vehicles entering the resort carry snow chains. This includes AWD and 4WD.
The sheltered approach to Falls Creek means the road is not usually affected by snow and ice conditions. In most cases chains are only fit during or directly after heavy snowfall, and usually only for the final 5 - 10km. Be mindful of ice patches however as these can form with clear conditions, particularly in early morning.
Snow chains can be hired from a number of outlets in Myrtleford and Mt Beauty on your way to Falls Creek. For up to date information on chain fitting status make sure you check the snow report page on your way.
There is no fuel available at Falls Creek so it is a good idea to fill up in Mt Beauty before driving the last leg to the resort. If driving a diesel vehicle you should use alpine mix diesel which is available from the pump at most service stations around Mt Beauty, Bright and Myrtleford.
Before you enter Falls Creek you must purchase a Resort Entry pass to park you vehicle. Click here for current pricing.
To purchase your resort entry before you arrive book online at www.fallscreek.com.au/resortentry
Vehicles staying overnight (or for a number of days) must be parked in specified overnight parking areas. Visitors must drive to the Accommodation Transfer Terminal and look for signage indicating "Overnight Parking Here".
Once vehicles are at the overnight parking waiting point, a member of staff will direct them to an available overnight car park. Self-parking is not permitted.
For arrivals outside of normal operation (ie 3am), vehicles may be parked in the After-Hours parking area between the Accommodation Transfer Terminal and QT Falls Creek. This area is lit and signed. Visitors must return to their vehicle by 10:30am to move to an appropriate parking area per the above.
From the end of June to mid September Falls Creek village is closed to vehicles, part of our unique ski-in, ski-out environment. During these times you must catch the Accommodation Transfer Service (A.T.S) to get you and your luggage to the Falls Creek Hotel.
Adult Return $32
Child Return $20
Adult One Way $20
Child One Way $12
* Children under 5 free of charge
Book your return journey at least 24 hours in advance by calling (03) 5758 1203. Due to demand for this phone service it is best to book in person when purchasing your return ticket - you can always change your pickup time at a later date.