How to get here:

Flying

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.

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There are 2 coach services that will pick up from Melbourne or Albury airport;

Driving

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.

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Driving Tips

  • Ensure you have adequate fuel - there is none available at Falls Creek
  • Avoid sudden braking or acceleration when driving in icy conditions
  • Drive with your headlights on in foggy conditions
  • Do not drive with accumulated snow on your vehicle - doing so is illegal and creates hazards to other vehicles
  • Use a stiff plastic scraper to clear ice from car windows (never pour hot water on an icy windscreen!)
  • You may need a shovel to dig your car out of the snow - you can rent these from Visitor Information

Parking & Resort Entry Fee

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.

After Hours Parking

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.

blog planning3Accommodation Transfer Service

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.

ATS PRICING

Adult Return $32

Child Return $20

Adult One Way $20

Child One Way $12

* Children under 5 free of charge

blog planning4Departing Falls Creek

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.

Snow Guarantee

Any ski season booking may be cancelled if, 48 hours prior to arrival, fewer than 3 ski lifts or tows are operating for the prime purpose of skiing. All payments received shall be refunded excluding any fees or charges imposed by travel agents or wholesalers.

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PO Box 138,
Falls Creek, VIC 3699
Phone (03) 5758 3282
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