Planning a weekend in Marysville and not sure where to stay or what to see and do?  Then check out my short guide to an amazing weekend which I just experienced myself last weekend.  Marysville is located approximately 90 minutes from Melbourne, about 34 kilometres north-east of Healesville and is the perfect location is your heading up to the snow at Lake Mountain.

Marysville is the tiny tourist town that was destroyed by 2009 Bushfires that has become widely referred to as Black Saturday.  According to resources, over 400 individual fires were recorded on the 7th February and the fires claimed 40 lives, destroyed over 538 homes and wiped out the Marysville business centre.

Seven years on, and the changes are significant. Some businesses have rebuilt, some just left after the fires and the locals are full of spirit and although they have moved on, they will never forget what happened in 2009.

Friday Afternoon

Leave work early again (double thumbs up) and check into the vibrant Vibe Hotel located in Marysville which is approximately 90 minutes from Melbourne City.  It’s the perfect location if you are heading to the snowfields at Lake Mountain.


Wake up super early at the Vibe Hotel and venture down to Radius Café for a scrumptious breakfast. Although the buffet is great, don’t ponder too long as we have a day ahead at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort and we want to get there as early as possible.

After a day of skiing, snowboarding or like us (tobogganing) come home exhausted for a night of relaxation and something divine to eat.

Feeling peckish for dinner after all that exercising on the slopes?  Yes please.  Then head down to Radius Bar and Grill for a beautiful dining experience with some great local produce.

After a beautiful meal at Radius Bar and Grill, slowly walk back to your room and get ready for a cosy night in.


Awake from a wonderful nights rest and head down to Radius Cafe for a breakfast made for champions.  Today we can take our time and enjoy the surroundings.  Thank you to the staff for giving my daughter some bread to take the park to feed the ducks.  It was very thoughtful.

After repacking our luggage and checking out, we headed to Steavenson Falls.  It’s an easy 700 metre walk which takes you to an awe-inspiring view of one of Victoria’s highest waterfalls. Plummeting 84 metres the falls have been a favorite since the 1860′s.  Don’t forget to take your camera for some beautiful scenic photographs.

We then headed to Gallipoli Park (as suggested by the staff at Radius Café) to have a play in the precinct which underwent a $1.8 million park redevelopment following the Black Saturday bush fires in 2009, which included a state-of-the-art children’s playground and reflective garden. The area is just beautiful.  We even feed a few ducks too.

Our last stop was the Marysville lolly shop.   Say no More.

After a glorious weekend in Marysville, it’s time to pack up and head home.  Don’t worry, we will be back soon as there is so much to experience and enjoy.

** Note: These are suggestions only, and the team at Christine King has personally visited all of the above mentioned places **





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