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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.


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


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.

Lakes & waterways

Steavenson Falls

See one of Victoria's highest waterfalls plummet 84 metres into the Steavenson River valley. For night owls, the falls are floodlit till midnight.

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.


Lake Mountain

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

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.


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Things to do

Spa and wellbeing

Disappear to the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges for a weekend of luxury and hedonistic release, with day spas, fine wines and crisp mountain air.

Nature & wildlife


Spot one of the many species of birds that nest in the varied habitats around Victoria.

Outdoor activities


Experience nature by bike on professional-class tracks and trails, or take to the highway in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

Food & wine

Yarra Valley wine region

Sip, sniff, and savour fine wines within the hallowed walls of historic Victorian viticultural institutions, or discover secret winery gems.