Arrive in Bacchus Marsh to discover the town's rich heritage, renowned seasonal produce, and magnificent state parks.
Begin your stay in Bacchus Marsh with a slow cruise down The Avenue of Honour, a street lined with elm, oak and plane trees, planted in memory of those who served in the First World War. Savour the splendour of these majestic gardens, reflect on the town's past, and see one of the worlds great 'Living Memorials' up close.
Boasting everything from plunging gorges and glacial valleys to lush forests and wildflowers in bloom, the state parks surrounding Bacchus Marsh are ideal destinations for nature lovers. Lerderderg Gorge, Werribee Gorge, Long Forest Nature Reserve, and the tall timbers of the Wombat State Forest are all in easy reach. Bottle mineral water right from the spring by the Lerderderg River or venture further afield to be overwhelmed by springtime colour in the Brisbane Ranges.
A full basket
Snap up summertime strawberries, autumnal pumpkins and other seasonal produce grown in nearby orchards, market gardens, market stalls, and roadside vendors.
Get into the fields yourself and experience the joys of picking your own strawberries, stone fruits, and berries. Celebrate the start of the November picking season at the Strawberries and Cherries Festival, move on to apples and pears and mark the season's impending closure with the March Harvest Festival.
History on every corner
Learn about the Indigenous tribes who first inhabited the region and whose legacy is reflected in place names such as Myrniong, which means 'yam daisy' in the local tongue.
Make use of the walking and cycling trails to explore the historic Bacchus Marsh township and beyond. Ride the Avenue of Honour River Circuit or take the fragrant Werribee River Peppertree Walk. Stop by the Blacksmith's Cottage, see bushranger Captain Moonlite's church, and check out the bandstand in Maddingley Park.
Visit the shrine to Our Lady and the replica of the chapel at Ta Pinu Basilica on the Maltese island of Gozo, on the rocky outcrops overlooking Bacchus Marsh.