An ideal destination for nature lovers, Marysville is nestled in Victoria’s alpine region of the Great Dividing Range. It’s known for its scenic outdoor attractions, forest bushwalking trails, impressive waterfalls and traditional timber architecture.
Things to do in Marysville
Capture the natural beauty of Marysville at Steavenson Falls, where you’ll find walking tracks, platforms and bridges that bring you up close to the 122-metre-tall waterfall. Keep an eye out for lyrebirds, wallabies, wombats and other native wildlife.
Take the kids to Gallipoli Park to cool off in the state-of-the-art water playground. The park sits next to the Steavenson River and features a reflective garden and statue of a young girl releasing a dove, which represents the determination of the locals in rebuilding the town after the Black Saturday fires.
Buxton Trout and Salmon Farm is perfect for a few hours of fishing on a sunny day. The beautifully landscaped gardens are dotted with ponds by the banks of the Acheron River, where kids and grown-ups drop in baited hooks to catch trout and salmon.
Sample some of the region’s best vino at the family-owned Buxton Ridge Winery, which produces a range of cool climate wines. You can sample sparkling pinot noir, merlot and rose in their cellar door. If sweet treats are what you’re after, pop into Marysville Lolly Shop for candies and chocolates.
Getting around Marysville
The easiest way to get around Marysville is by car. It is a 1.5-hour drive east of Melbourne, with a three-hour train service connecting the two cities.