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 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 nearby alpine resort Lake Mountain. 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.
Stay in town
Stroll the village and stock up on gourmet goods for a picnic, relax with a cuppa and baked treats at local eateries or peruse country wares and produce in the shops and boutiques.
Can't leave? Make yourself at home in accommodation ranging from boutique bed-and-breakfasts to self-contained cottages and family cabins.
Explore the area
Base yourself 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.