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Family Activities Around Marysville

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by Ian White (subscribe)
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Published October 19th 2016
A Wonderland of Waterfalls and Walks
Marysville lies 100km from Melbourne and is an ideal location for a family day trip. In the winter months, it is a gateway to the winter snow play and cross country skiing resort of Lakes Mountain. During the warmer months, there are plenty of nature activities to enjoy.

You can pick up some brochures and information at the Visitor Information Centre in the heart of Marysville's Main Street. The Centre also hosts the Phoenix Museum which has stories of Black Saturday and the recovery of the area since then.

A short distance away is a wonderful Play Space which has a giant blue-tongue lizard, big pyramid climbing frame, sandpit where you can dig for dinosaur bones and a great water play area where you can augur up water.

playground Marysville
Marysville Play Space


On the outskirts of Marysville, a series of ponds fed by spring water are stocked with rainbow trout and Atlantic Salmon at the Marysville Trout & Salmon Ponds. Catch a fish and pop it on one of the many BBQs for a fun meal and activity.

Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, located in a rainforest setting, showcases the wonderfully created quirky characters of Bruno Torfs.

Bruno's Sculpture Garden
Bruno's Sculpture Garden


There are some wonderful walks featuring waterfalls in the vicinity of Marysville. The biggest and most impressive waterfall is Steavenson Falls which is only a 5 minute drive from Marysville. There are five cascades and a total descent of 121 metres. There are viewing platforms at the bottom of the falls and a 25 minute walk is rewarded by views from the top of the falls.

Steavenson Falls waterfall
Steavenson's Falls


The Cumberland Walk is a 4km walk starting 18km from Marysville along the Marysville - Woods Point Road. It passes by the Cora Lynn Falls, Cumberland Falls, Elephant Tree and the Big Tree which was regarded as the tallest tree in Australia until a windstorm snapped the top off in 1959. Bang - record gone and now held by a tree in the Styx Valley of Tasmania.

Along Lady Talbot Drive there are short walks to impressive waterfalls such as Keppel Falls and Phantom Falls.

Hop in the car and take a trip to Marysville for a wonderful outdoor experience.
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