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Overview

Marysville

Be invigorated by the pristine natural environment and diverse outdoor activities of Marysville and surrounds, just 90 minutes 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.

Get outdoors

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.

Winter fun

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.

Rejuvenation

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. Stay in accommodation ranging from 4.5 star hotels and boutique bed-and-breakfasts to self-contained cottages and family cabins.

Book in to be one of the first guests at the newly opened Vibe Hotel Marysville, which features 101 rooms and suites, conference spaces, wellness centre, restaurant and cafe.

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.

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Things to do

Marysville

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Snowplay

Lake Mountain

Get the adrenaline pumping year round at Lake Mountain with premier cross-country skiing, challenging mountain biking and invigorating walking.

Road trips & itineraries

Black Spur Drive

Famous for its heady scenery of spectacular tall forests, the Black Spur winds its way up the Great Dividing Range between Healesville and Marysville.

Walking & hiking

Keppel Lookout Trail

Climb up through stunning forest to four lookouts for spectacular views across Marysville, the Cathedral Range State Park and Steavenson Falls.

Art galleries

Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden

Spend a magical day wandering through the rainforest gardens and discover the more than 120 fantasy sculptures scattered throughout the grounds.

Lakes & waterways

Steavenson Falls

Dozens of waterfalls are dotted throughout the Murrindindi region, each with a character and timeless beauty of its own, some more accessible than...

Walking & hiking

Steavenson Falls Trail

Take an easy stroll to the viewing platform at the base of one of Victoria's highest waterfalls. Night owl? The falls are floodlit till midnight.

Walking & hiking

Beauty Spot Trail

Spot beautiful flora and fauna and abundant bird life on this easy nature trail that follows Leary Creak. One of Marysville's most-loved short walks.

Walking & hiking

Keppel Falls Walk

Stretch your legs on this upstream climb to the lookout below the cascading, tiered Keppel Falls. The falls are particularly impressive in spring.

Walking & hiking

Lake Mountain Summit Walk

Take in landscapes of snowgums and alpine heath, plus panoramic views of the Victorian Alps across to Melbourne and the Great Dividing Range.

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