Welcome to Your Ultimate Ski Adventure with Turnbull’s Hire!

Are you ready to hit the slopes and experience the thrill of skiing in the picturesque Victorian ski fields? Look no further than Turnbull’s Hire for all your vehicle rental needs. With our top-notch vehicles and excellent service, your journey to the snow will be smooth and hassle-free.

Why Choose Turnbull’s Hire?

  • Wide Range of Vehicles: Whether you’re traveling solo or with a group, we have the perfect vehicle for you. From compact cars to spacious SUVs , 4wd’s and minibus, we’ve got you covered.  Please be aware our 22 and 25 seat minibuses are not allowed to be taken to any alpine region during the official snow season without a Hazardous Area Authority .
  • Affordable Rates: Enjoy competitive rental rates with no hidden fees. We believe in transparency and strive to provide the best value for your money.
  • Convenience: With multiple pick-up and drop-off locations, renting a vehicle with Turnbull’s Hire is convenient and stress-free.
  • Discount snow chain and ski rental – See below for the latest offers available from Hoys Ski’s

Scenic Routes and Tourist Attractions

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the Victorian ski fields with Turnbull’s Hire and make the most of your trip by exploring some of Australia’s most iconic tourist attractions along the way. Here are a few scenic routes to consider:

  1. Great Alpine Road: This renowned route offers breathtaking views of the Alpine region, with stops at charming towns like Bright and Beechworth. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample delicious local produce and explore historic landmarks.
  2. Mount Buffalo National Park: Take a detour to Mount Buffalo National Park and marvel at its stunning alpine landscapes. Enjoy scenic walks, picnics by the crystal-clear streams, and panoramic views from the summit.

National Park Fees and Additional Costs

Before embarking on your journey, it’s important to budget for any additional costs, including national park entry fees. Depending on the parks you visit, fees may vary. Be sure to check the latest information on park fees and permits to avoid any surprises.

Precautions for Snow Travel

Traveling to the snow in a vehicle requires careful planning and preparation. Here are some essential precautions to take:

  • Snow Chains: Make sure to carry snow chains and know how to fit them properly. In snowy conditions, chains may be required for safe travel, so be prepared.
  • Winter Driving Skills: Familiarise yourself with winter driving techniques, such as braking and steering on icy roads. Drive cautiously and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
  • Winter Diesel:  Make sure if you are driving a diesel vehicle that you fill up the tank with ALPINE DIESEL at the base of  the mountain.  Available in Bright, Omeo, Harrietville and Mansfield. Most service stations close to the snow fields aslo sell cold weather fuel additives which can be added to the tank .  Failure to use winter diesel or an additive could result in a very costly and lengthy delay,  stuck on the mountain!   


Start Your Ski Adventure Today!

Don’t wait any longer to experience the thrill of skiing in the Victorian ski fields. Rent a vehicle with Turnbull’s Hire and embark on an unforgettable journey filled with adventure, scenic beauty, and endless memories. Book your rental today and get ready for the ultimate ski adventure!


Our 4 day Mini Bus rental snow package is Melbourne’s cheapest Mini Bus deal!

Grab your Family & Friends and take advantage of our Snow Specials for 2024!


Hire a 12 Seater Mini Bus for just $660 for 4 days!*

*Our 4 day Mini Bus rental snow package includes 800kms allowance and is GST inclusive.

This Package is available from our  Tullamarine and Avalon Airport, Pakenham, Traralgon, Sale and Yarram depots.

We can provide delivery to most Melbourne suburbs FREE OF CHARGE. If you are Flying into Essendon Contact us for Information.


Exclusive to Turnbull’s Hire .

Luxury Accommodation at Mt Hotham, with onsite undercover parking ( Our 12 seater minibuses fit in the garage )  .
The Ultimate Luxury Getaway at Hotham Heights
Whitemount Luxury Accommodation .
For more details,  enquire directly with the friendly Whitemount staff

2024 Victorian Depot Snow Specials!*

(Snow Specials available from the 6th of June to the 1st of October 2024)



Please call for a snow special quote*

*Minimum 4 Days applies to Melbourne Suburb Free Delivery bookings. Unlimited kms up to 14 days.







Hoy’s are a family owned business operating in the Mt. Hotham district with 5 centrally located hire outlets offering highest quality snow equipment & local friendly service.

They are celebrating 90 years in the snow fields in 2024.

For 2024 Turnbull’s guests can receive 20% off all Ski and Board packages at any Hoys 5 Rental shops.

OR Upgrade to 30% off all Ski and Board packages when you prebook online minimum 3 days in advance

EARLY BIRD DEAL: Book online before June 1st & pay 2023 rates

Epic Pass season holders discounts through Hoys Epic booking portal – lowest rates on offer.

Free Day Deal – 5th consecutive days rentals free.

We recommend hiring your chains from Hoys Harrietville to take advantage of their amazing FREE mobile chain fitting service on the way up the mountain on the Harrietville approach.

Hoys chains can also be hired through Hoys Omeo Ski Shop at 150 Day Ave (Main St – opposite the Omeo Foodworks).

1800 GO SNOW
03 5759 2589

Getting to the snowfields!

We have also compiled a small list of facts to make getting to the snowfields easier and cheaper than you expected.

Hiring from Turnbulls Hire is not only cheaper, but much more flexible. This allows you to travel on the dates and at the times you want. Stop when you want, go sightseeing and have the flexibility to travel between resorts.

The advantages of hiring with Turnbull’s Hire are never-ending.

snowchainsSnow Chains

All snow resorts in Victoria require you to carry snow chains, regardless of your vehicle or no matter how good the conditions are. Snow chain requirements may vary between 2-Wheel Drive (2WD) and 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) and All-Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles, as each of these types of cars react differently to snow and icy road conditions. Snow chains can be hired from any of these towns on your way to the Snowfields. Mansfield, Omeo, Bright, Harrietville, Erica and Rawson.

We recommend using Hoys Ski’s for all your snow chain needs!  (Please see details above)

location-mounthothamMt Hotham

To get to Mt. Hotham from Melbourne there are two options.
You can take the Hume Highway to Wangaratta, and then the Great Alpine Road via Bright and Harrietville. Travel time is about 4.5 hours.
There is also the way along the Princes Highway to Bairnsdale, and then on the Great Alpine Road via Omeo and Dinner Plain. This way is a bit more ‘scenic’, taking about 5.5 hours.
Accommodation is available on the mountain or 5 minutes away at Dinner Plain. Omeo which is about 40 minutes away has a variety of Hotel and Pub style accommodation available.
More information is available at www.mthotham.com.au

location-fallscreekFalls Creek

The road to Falls Creek from Mount Beauty gently winds uphill for 32 kms, so take your time and please drive carefully.
No petrol is available at Falls Creek so make sure you fill up before you come up. In winter, diesel vehicles should fill up with Alpine Diesel from Mt Beauty or other local suppliers to ensure their vehicle works correctly in the cold conditions. Travel time is about 4.5 hours.
More information is available at www.fallscreek.com.au

location-bullerMount Buller

Only 250kms north east of Melbourne is the most accessible snow resort in Australia, Mt. Buller. Accommodation options are varied. You can either opt to stay on the mountain or travel up from Mansfield. Travel time is about 3 hours.
More information is available www.mtbuller.com.au

location-bawbawMt Baw Baw

Mt. Baw Baw is the closest Ski Resort to Melbourne. Travel time is about 2.5 hours. Reaching Mt. Baw Baw from Melbourne is easy. Simply take a short drive along the Princes or Warburton Highways and follow the signs.
There is also an alternative route that takes the Princes Highway to Moe. Then turn left onto the road to Erica. You can get snow chains here. Five minutes out of Erica is the new South Face Road. It is unsealed, but it provides all weather access without steep gradients or sharp hairpin bends. This takes about 30 minutes, but takes you straight to the main gate.
More information is available www.mountbawbaw.com.au

If you would like to reserve a vehicle now, please call 1300 664 068 and speak to our friendly staff.

Snow specials are not available for online bookings.