Nestled in the foothills of Melbourne’s closest alpine resort are the villages of Marysville, Buxton, Taggerty and Narbethong. Located only 90 minutes drive from Melbourne, Marysville and surrounds is an ideal destination for lovers of nature and the outdoors. The choices are plentiful, each allowing new memories to be made and new adventures to be shared. A place to leave you feeling connected to the natural surrounds, the people and one another.
Marysville was established in 1863 as a stopover for diggers on the way to nearby goldfields. In the 1920s Marysville evolved into a popular honeymoon and resort Town, with many guesthouses offering a range of accommodation options. Since that time Marysville has thrived as a tourist Town.
The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires created another chapter of history for Marysville. Whilst most of the Town was destroyed in the fires, this resilient community has since re-built and are ready for visitors. Take a day trip from Melbourne, or why not stay a while and take in all the region has to offer?
Make the Marysville region your base for bushwalking, trout and salmon fishing, golf, bike riding, arts and crafts; or during the winter months enjoy skiing, tobogganing and snow play at nearby Lake Mountain. Come and be part of one of the many events that take place in the area including food and wine events, art shows, sporting events, markets and music festivals.
The picturesque drive from Melbourne to Marysville is part of the appeal. Take the Eastern Freeway through to Ringwood, then follow the Maroondah Highway through Lilydale and Healesville, then across the scenic Black Spur to Narbethong.