Mount Buffalo Chalet facts for kids
Mount Buffalo Chalet in August 2018
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|Address||Mount Buffalo Road|
|Town or city||Mount Buffalo National Park|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Samuel Charles Brittingham|
|Developer||Public Works Department|
The Mount Buffalo Chalet was built in 1910 by the Public Works Department as Australia's first ski resort in the Victorian Alps. It was leased to private enterprise as a guest house. In October 1924 it was taken over by the Victorian Railways who offered holiday packages, with train services from Melbourne connecting with Hoys Roadlines services at Porepunkah railway station.
In December 1985 it passed to the Victorian Tourism Commission. After being leased privately in 1993, it closed in January 2007. It is the largest timber building in Australia.
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