What better time than now to escape the city, pop on your hiking boots and experience the great outdoors in and around Marysville.

Lookout over the valley from the Cathedral Ranges

Begin your day just out of Marysville near Taggerty where the Cathedral Ranges offer plenty of adventurous walking trails, challenging rock climbs, and spectacular views. The Cathedral Ranges sweep up from the Acheron Valley and serious hikers will love the chance to climb the craggy peaks and enjoy the view of the forests and farmland below. For the less hiking inclined, there are easy riverside strolls and quiet places to set up morning tea along the banks of the Little River. Remember to always let someone know where you’re heading when hiking.

Learn more about the Cathedral Ranges.

Enjoy the view at Steavenson Falls

Following a hearty lunch at one of our many cafes in town, take a short drive to one of Victoria’s highest waterfalls just on the edge of Marysville. Here you can experience the incredible view of Steavenson Falls by taking an easy 700m walk to the lookout from the carpark. If you’d prefer more of hike, enjoy the scenic 3.4k Tree Fern Gully trail along the Steavenson River that takes from the heart of town to the base of Steavenson Falls. There is also the option to climb along the trail to reach the top of the waterfall for an incredible photo opportunity. If you’re still wanting more of a challenge, then grab a map from the Marysville Information and Regional Arts Space (MiRA) and take in Keppel’s Lookout as well. This is a 15km loop from Marysville taking in the lookout and Steavenson Falls. A must with a camera, this has some steep inclines for the fittest hikers.

Enjoy the view at Steavenson Falls.

Walk through the tallest trees on the Cambarville Trails

End your afternoon walking through Victoria’s tallest flowering trees along the breathtaking Cambarville Trails. This walk will see you pass by rare mature-aged mountain ash and the majestic ‘Big Tree’ that stands at 85m and has been towering above the forest floor for over 400 years. A deeper trek into the rainforest gully is where you’ll find Cora Lynn and Cumberland waterfalls, where you can take in the sweeping views of the Cumberland Valley from Sovereign View before making your way back home.

Learn more about the Cambarville Trails.

Can’t wait to take it outside?

Get directions to every stop on this journey here.

Want to take it outside with your kids?

Visit our things to do page to see more ways you can take it outside in nature this weekend.