Be invigorated by the pristine natural environment and diverse outdoor activities of Marysville and surrounds, less than two hours from Melbourne. An ideal destination for nature lovers and adventurers alike, Marysville is a delight to discover year-round.
Breathe in nature
Explore lush forests, impressive waterfalls and native wildlife against the backdrop of magnificent mountain ranges. Journey to see natural wonders the 85-metre Big Tree, which has been quietly towering above the forest floor for centuries, and Steavenson Falls, one of Victoria's highest waterfalls. Keep an eye out for lyrebirds, wallabies and wombats, and try to spot the rare Leadbeater's Possum.
Stroll or along the area's plentiful tracks and trails, winding through towering gums and shady fern trees, or get adventurous with a more challenging hike in the Cathedral Ranges State Park. Up the ante again on single track mountain bike trails or on the road cycle from Marysville to Lake Mountain. Slow down and drop a line in pristine lakes and streams, or tee off at the 18-hole golf course nestled in the Great Dividing Range.
Take the family on a snow adventure and hit the slopes on toboggans at Lake Mountain, an alpine resort within close proximity of Melbourne. Seasoned skiers, hit the 37 kilometres of cross-country trails.
Witness natural regrowth budding at every turn as the forest regenerates, and feel the welcome of an inspiring, resilient community.
Explore the area
Set up in boutique accommodation in gateway Marysville and explore other highlights in the area: Healesville Sanctuary, the wineries of the Yarra Valley, Kinglake National Park, Lake Eildon and the Great Victorian Rail Trail.
Things to do
Head off for premier cross-country skiing and snowplay just a stone's throw from Melbourne at the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges snowfields.
It's easy to get active in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, with a range of tracks and trails to suit all abilities in parks and gardens.