Marysville is located 96km northeast of Melbourne
within the Great Dividing Range and is notoriously famous for the disastrous Victorian bushfires
that wiped out most of the townsite in 2009. The rebuilding of the township both physically and emotionally has been and no doubt will continue to be a painstaking effort. If any town deserves tourism to assist in growth it is this one.
Despite the tragic fire and economic and personal loss, this town has pooled together to repair the damage caused to their charming town set in beautiful countryside worthy of visiting. As the forest slowly rejuvenates so does the township and continual support from tourism will assist in the growth and confidence this town warrants.
One recovering tourist attraction worthy of note is Bruno’s Art Sculpture Centre
on Falls Rd. Also destroyed in the fire, this beautiful terracotta sculpture garden has recovered nicely as have many of the intriguing sculptures. What a fabulous garden and a talented artist definitely worth visiting. Bruno’s is open daily between 10am and 5pm and a small entry fee applies.
The delightful surrounding bush and mountain setting offers several points of scenic interest to explore. Scenic lookouts taking in the area are Keppel’s Lookout on Paradise Plains Road and a lookout point at the top of Mt Gordon Road between the township and Narbethong.
Lady Talbot Drive offers further scenic attractions. Accessible via Woods Point Road, you’ll find Phantom Falls, Keppel Falls, the Taggerty River and Beeches Rainforest Walk through ancient forest.
Set on the banks of the Steavenson River and surrounded by ranges, this pretty town is all charm as are the locals. So if you’re in the area call in and contribute to the rebuilding of the town and the economy. Stay a while if you can and enjoy the friendly small town hospitality and scenery and feel good about supporting a tragedy-stricken Aussie town in need of revival and continual support.
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