It's so much better spending your weekend outside, than in and when so many breathtaking views, uncrowded places, peace and quiet are only 90 minutes from Melbourne, why wouldn't you explore the great outdoors? 

Marysville is nestled in a picturesque valley just below Melbourne’s closest snow field and all seasons resort at Lake Mountain. It’s surrounded by waterfalls, mountain streams and lush green forests and an easily accessible network of spectacular walks and trails.

Walk along the trails of the Marysville State Forest 

The forests surrounding Marysville are a favourite amongst Melburnians and it’s no wonder why. Located only 1.5 hours drive north east of Melbourne, the area is renowned for its lush eucalypt forests, clear streams and spectacular waterfalls. Ranging from short interpretive nature and waterfall walks to full day hikes overlooking Marysville and the Cathedral Ranges in the distance. You're spoilt for choice in what you can explore within the Marysville State Forest and its surrounding reserves.

Find out more about the trails in Marysville State Forest

Marysville - Walk

Ride the trails at Buxton Mountain Bike Park 

Buxton Mountain Bike Park is around 23 km of purpose built mountain bike single track that can be ridden in a number of different length loops. Whether you're a beginner mountain biker or a young family group, bunch of friends or jumps enthusiast, Buxton ticks all the boxes. Set on the edge of the small township of Buxton, and a short drive from Marysville, you'll find a cracking green loop for young kids, fun flowing fast trails such as Acheron Ridge and the more challenging Cathedral Trail.

Find out more about Buxton Mountain Bike Park

Marysville - Ride (1)

Explore Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden and uncover the magic of this place

Established in 1996 Brunos Art and Sculpture Garden has been a paradise for art and garden lovers alike. Since the 2009 Bushfires, Bruno has since rebuilt his home and a new gallery space to include surviving paintings and over 120 new and restored terracotta life size sculptures for you to find. The beauty of this place is that it’s all derived from his imagination and inspired by his intrepid journeys to some the worlds most intriguing and remote regions. A place to be enjoyed by people of all ages and pets are welcome too!

Want to visit this beautiful sculpture garden?

Marysville - See


* Take a night time walk to the floodlit Steavenson Falls

* Check out Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden to admire over 120 terracotta handmade sculptures

* Enjoy the thrill of catching a trout in pristine mountain waters

* Head to Buxton Salmon & Trout Farm for your next big catch

* Indulge in some spa therapy with a hot stone massage or mineral soak

* Take the kids to the Kin Playspace at Gallipoli Park, Marysville

* Stock up on local goodies at one of our monthly markets

* Visit Lake Mountain Alpine Resort in spring for the annual Wildflower Festival

Did you know? Marysville was established in 1864 as a stopping point for diggers travelling along the Yarra Track on their way to the riches of the goldfields.

Visitors passing through were attracted to the natural beauty of the region and soon small guesthouses began to appear and by the 1920s Marysville had become a popular holiday and honeymoon destination.


Saladin Lodge

PNL 4WDriving Pty Ltd

    • 4.3 km
    • 30 minutes - 1.5 hours

Michaeldene Trail

    • 12 km
    • 6.5 hours

Razorback Loop

Marysville Ski Centre

    • 11 km
    • 3 - 4 hours

Keppel Lookout

Black Spur Inn

    • 12.5 km
    • 6 hours

Northern Circuit

    • 4 km
    • 2 hours
    • Blue
    • MTB Cross Country
    • 27 km
Cascades mountain bike trail at Lake Mountain

Cascades Trail