Located only 90 minutes drive from Melbourne in the picturesque Yarra Valley, Marysville is nestled into the foothills of Melbourne’s closest alpine resort - Lake Mountain.
If you've got kids (or even if you don't!) a visit to Marysville isn't complete without a stop at the lolly shop which stocks some cool retro lollies. Opposite is a gorgeous park which will keep the kids entertained for hours. I can vouch that the flying fox is a lot of fun!
There are numerous walks and bike rides starting in and around Marysville and Lake Mountain is approx half an hour car journey from Marysville and offers many fun activities during both Winter and Summer.
There are a number of ski hire shops where you can hire all the essentials for a day up the mountain as well as other specialty shops where you can browse for some yummy fudge or even some new clothes!
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is one of Victoria’s officially designated Alpine Resorts
More widely known for the snow season, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is a year-round resort with plenty of options to suit families, adventurers, and the Wildflower enthusiast.
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort has the distinction of being the closest alpine snow Resort to Melbourne, only 2 hours. Lake Mountain Alpine Resort has over 35 km of world-class cross country skiing trails and plenty to offer first-time visitors to the snow.
Marysville’s popular Gallipoli Park precinct underwent a $1.8 million park redevelopment following the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009, which included a state-of-the-art children’s playground and reflective garden.
The park restoration comprises three main components – the Kin Playspace, Reflective Garden and the New Life Sculpture.
The Playspace offers a range of equipment which will keep children amused for hours, including an elevated sandpit, slides, roundabout, rope climbing net, flying foxes and swings.
Remember the tastes of your childhood. Umbrella lollipops,
spearmint leaves, black cats, humbug, bananas, all those lollies that we used to buy as mixed bag of lollies. The store is so inviting and appealing. Go on. Have some fun.
Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden
The original and unique artworks of sculptor and painter Bruno Torfs continues to bring joy and inspiration to visitors from all over the world. Nestled amongst the luscious rainforest setting lives a collection of unforgettable characters lovingly hand crafted by Bruno from clay and fired onsite in his kiln.
Bruno has created a world rich with fantasy and insightful beauty derived from his imagination and inspired by his intrepid journeys to some the world most intriguing and remote regions.
An easy 700 metre walk takes you to an awe-inspiring view of one of Victoria’s highest waterfalls. Plummeting 84 metres the falls have been a favourite since the 1860’s.
To get there drive to Steavenson Falls carpark, which is located 3km along bitumen on Falls Road. Alternatively take the Tree Fern Gully Trail, a scenic 3.4 one way walk from the heart of town to the base of Steavenson Falls.
Further information about Steavenson Falls and the other walking trails in Marysville and Surrounds are available from the Visitor Information Centre, so call in and pick up a map.
The most challenging trail in the area, the Keppel Lookout Trail is fairly uneven and steep in places. Wear sturdy footwear and carry water and snacks.
Start the trail from the car park on Falls Road.
Follow the trail across Robertson Gully before climbing up to Keppel Lookout, around the ridge passing Oxlee and De La Rue lookouts, and to the top of Steavenson Falls. Descend to the base of Steavenson Falls and follow the Tree Fern Gully Trail.
Distance: 11km loop
Duration: 3–4 hours
Grade: Level 3; very steep, formed track
Start: Car park on Falls Road
Finish: Car park on Falls Road
Rebuilt in 2016, This family friendly Bar and Bistro is a hit with both locals and tourists, It provides quality meals using fresh local produce. Local craft beers and a great selection of local wines.
MiRA (Marysville Information + Regional Artspace) offers friendly tourist information, an exciting gallery, the famous Phoenix Museum as well as a retail space stocking locally made artisan wares and produce.
‘Mira’ means ‘look’; the perfect connection between Tourism and Arts.
Open 10am – 4pm daily (and other times during special events).
11 Murchison Street, Marysville, Victoria
Phone: 03 5963 4567
Marysville Golf Course
Make your way up to Marysville to one of Victoria’s most picturesque golf courses. Nestled in a valley of the Great Dividing Range, the 18-hole course is surrounded by lush greenery and rolling hills.
Long scenic fairways, tall trees opening onto wider fairways, and the Steavenson River streaming through all make this course a must-play for every level of golfer.