BETTER OUT WITH THE KIDS THAN IN
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 forest trails to stunning waterfalls and epic lookouts
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.
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!
Explore Gallipoli Park beside the Steavenson River
Nestled amongst the towering trees, and beside the Steavenson River is Gallipoli Park. Home to a giant adventure playground where the kids can zip on the flying fox, climb rope towers and find hidden dinosaur bones in the sandpit. Take a short stroll around the lake, picnic on the grass, shoot some hoops at the basketball court or try out the skate park. Head up to the main street for some afternoon tea at one of Marysville's great cafes or enjoy a warm meal at the pub in front of the fire.
-- MARYSVILLE MUST DOS --
* 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.