Attunga Lodge Location:
Our Address is: 10 Arlberg Street, Falls Creek, VIC 3699
Attunga Lodge is in a prime position alongside the Falls Creek Express Chair, making it one of the best Ski in Ski out locations on the mountain, with stunning views from the lounge & restaurant.
Falls Creek Alpine Resort is located in North-east Victoria; approximately 350 kms from Melbourne in the heart of the Victorian Snowfields.
Driving to Falls Creek:
Falls Creek is an easy 2-hour drive from Albury, which is on the Hume Highway that links Sydney and Melbourne via the Hume Highway.
From Albury, the route travels through the beautiful Kiewa Valley to Mt Beauty, with the last 30 km from Mt Beauty the main ascent to Falls Creek and as such is windy, but it is a great alpine road. If driving from Melbourne, the route leaves the Hume Highway at Wangaratta, and travels through Myrtleford to Mt Beauty.
During the season, all vehicles must carry snow chains and our recommendation, for cost, convenience and service, is the Kiewa Valley Snowsports in Mt Beauty. You can book your chains, or other ski equipment online.
Also, make sure your vehicle has adequate anti-freeze in the radiator for alpine temperatures that can be -10 degrees or more. For drivers of diesel vehicles, it is recommended that you use Alpine Diesel, which is available at service stations along the way.
At Falls Creek, there is parking for 2,000 vehicles at designated carparks.
During winter, there is now vehicular access to the actual village as it is a ‘ski-in ski out’ village, so the oversnow taxi will take the hassle out of getting to your accommodation.
As an alternative to driving up the mountain to Falls Creek, you can leave your car in the security carpark at Mount Beauty and take advantage of the regular Coach services available for the 30km trip to the village.
For more information, contact: Pyles Coaches: Tel (03)5754 4024.
Falls Creek is approximately 350 kms (41/2 - 5 hours) from Melbourne. Take the Hume Highway to the Alpine Road turnoff (just past Wangaratta), drive through Myrtleford and Mount Beauty to Falls Creek. Remember if you are travelling late at night to fill up with petrol at the BP/McDonalds roadhouse just before Wangaratta as other petrol stations closer to Falls Creek may be closed late in the evenings.
Falls Creek is approximately 690 kms (8 hours) from Sydney. Take the Hume Highway south to Albury and across the Murray River into Wodonga. Follow the snowfield signs to Falls Creek which is approximately two hours from Wodonga. Fill up with fuel at Albury.
Canberra: Approximately 6 hours drive. Travel to Albury and Wodonga; and follow the Snowfield signs to Falls Creek which is approximately two hours from Wodonga.
Adelaide: Approximately 10-11 hours drive. Take the Mallee Highway east to Swan Hill, Kerang, and Echuca. Then travel through Shepparton and Benalla. Take the Hume Highway to the Alpine Road turnoff (just past Wangaratta), drive through Myrtleford and Mount Beauty to Falls Creek.
Brisbane: Approximately 15 hours drive. From Brisbane it is quicker to drive to Falls Creek than to the NSW ski fields.
Coach & Airplane Services to Falls Creek:
If you choose this option, you will not have to worry about hiring and fitting snow chains, having anti-freeze in your car’s radiator, driving in the snow or clearing the snow from around your car at the end of your holiday. Yes, there is a cost associated with this, but this can be offset by the cost of snow chain hire, and resort entry/parking fees. And taking the Coach can also be a lot less of a hassle.
Pyles Coaches, based in Mount Beauty Tel:(03)5754 4024, offer services between Falls Creek and Melbourne, Mount Beauty and Albury daily during the Snow Season
The nearest commercial airport is at Albury, with regular connections to both Sydney and Melbourne. A Pyles Coach connection will then travel directly to Falls Creek (120 km/ 2 hours) via Mount Beauty.
Another option is to fly to Melbourne and take a Pyles Coach (see above) to Falls Creek.
Driving in the Snow:
Snow chains need to be fitted only when there is snow and/or ice on the road. In most cases there will be road signs advising you when to fit snow chains.
Remember, once chains are fitted that you should drive slowly.
Excessive speed may cause the chains to come loose and could cause damage to your vehicle. You should never drive for long distances on a clear road with snow chains. This will cause damage to the chains and possibly your vehicle as well.
Drive slowly, use low gear and let the motor act as a brake for your vehicle. Try not to use the brakes too much, for this is when you are most likely to start to skid and lose control. If you start to skid, don’t hit the brakes in a panic. Slow brake pressure if you have to.
When parking the car in the snow, never put the handbrake on. Simply turn the wheels uphill and leave it in gear. If there is snow and slush from the road on the handbrake cables, these can freeze when the car is left in the car park. When you come back, the handbrake may be frozen “on” and you will not be able to move it.