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    Yarra Velley Vineyards region

    Victoria High Country Yarra Valley and the Dandenongs   - With very special thanks to

    The High Country region joining the Yara Valley region is of Victoria.
    Travel time from Melbourne to Marysville region is approximatley 1 our 38 minute up to 2 hours and 30 minutes due to areas of outer Melbourne traffic and the roads such as the Black Spurr being is twisty with a series of hairpin turns punctuated by short straights.
    Travel distance: Marysville region is 97.7 km to Marysville via Maroondah Hw from Melbourne

    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 in the picturesque Yarra Valley, 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.

    Things to do at Marysville: Breathe in nature. Outside the air is crisp and clean and there’s a vast expanse of forest to discover. In this pristine environment, the cares and concerns of everyday life become distant thoughts, overtaken by the refreshing landscape just waiting to be explored. Be inspired by unique encounters exploring towering trees, impressive waterfalls, native wildlife and lush forests amid the backdrop of magnificent mountain ranges.

    Take a hike at Marysville. Collect local produce and handmade delights for a picnic and take the family on a journey through gentle hills, past rivers and waterfalls into the mountains and forests where native wildlife abounds. Be invigorated by a walk along one of thirteen tracks and trails. Pick-up a Marysville Trails brochure at the Visitor Information Centre (check about safety) or download the free Visit Marysville App to plan out your day.

    Lake Mountain
    Lake Mountain is a 1,433-metre-high mountain and cross-country ski resort that is located in Victoria, Australia; approximately 120 kilometres from Melbourne.
    Travel time from Marysville to Lake Mountain is approximatley 30 minute.
    Travel distance: Marysville to Lake Mountain is 20.9 km via C512
    Hit the road from Melbourne and be playing in the Lake Mountain snow in just two hours. The closest snow resort to Melbourne, Lake Mountain is an ideal option for families looking to enjoy a day in the snow. Explore all 37 kilometres of cross-country trails on skis and snow shoes, race downhill in a toboggan, or revel in an afternoon of snowball fights and snowman building. With a wide range of cross country trails for all ages and skill levels on offers, there's plenty to keep the kids occupied and on the go. Number of trails: 10+ | Number of toboggan runs: 7 | Highest altitude: 1480m | Skiable area: 37 km cross country trails | Groomed area: 30 km | Cross-country trails: 37 km | Beginner terrain: 13 km | Intermediate terrain: 10 km | Advanced terrain: 8 km

    Steavenson Falls Marysville

    Steavenson's Falls
    This waterfall with an 84-m. drop offers camping grounds, trails & viewing platforms. Steavenson Falls, a waterfall on the Steavenson River, is located 4 kilometres southeast of Marysville, Victoria, Australia. Address: Falls Rd, Marysville VIC 3779, Australia | Height: 400' | Number of drops: 5 | Longest drop: 69'.

    Stevensons Falls Campground: Address: Roadknight Creek Road, Barramunga VIC 3249, Australia. Jo James Google Comment: Magical camping among tall pines and alongside river. Large campsite so you will find a spot to yourself. Picnic tables and fireplaces but bring your own wood. Lovely walk to the falls. However, I'm surprised no-one else has commented on the wild pigs that live in the area that squeal and grunt all night, frightening!

    The Black Spur
    Total distance: 27.9 kilometres
    Driving time: 30 minutes Start: Healesville.

    Linking the Yarra Valley with the mountain areas around Marysville is the road known as the Black Spur Drive, which passes between Healesville with Narbethong on the Maroondah Highway. Famous for its heady scenery of spectacular tall forests, the Black Spur winds its way up the Great Dividing Range.

    The Black Spur is located about 60 km ENE from Melbourne on the Maroondah Hwy between Healesville and Marysville. To reach the Black Spur, travel along the Eastern Arterial to Ringwood Bypass. Turn left at Maroondah Hwy and follow until you arrive at Healesville. The road surface is excellent after the recent (as of August 2006) resurfacing with smooth hot-mix and recent (as of 2006) widening. It is twisty with a series of hairpin turns punctuated by short straights. A few corners are prone to dampness due to the ferny rainforest surroundings. Scenery is beautiful tall trees and ferns typical of temperate rainforest. Two thirds of the Black Spur was burnt from the Black Saturday firestorm though a lot has grown back.

    Google Map of the Black Spurr

    WARNING for motorhome self drive
    It is twisty with a series of hairpin turns punctuated by short straights. A few corners are prone to dampness due to the ferny rainforest surroundings. Drive very slow and when possible let all traffic pass you.

    The Black Spurr

    Marysville Trout and Salmon Ponds
    Name: Les Dovaston Address: 261 Marysville Road, Marysville 3779 | Email: | Phone: 03 5963 3558 or 0409 147 256
    We are set in the picturesque Mystic Mountains of Marysville. It is a place where you can catch a trout or salmon, eat it here or take away. Everything is here to have a fun time for the whole family. A small entry fee and rods & equipment to fish, cook are free.

    Fishing the rivers of the high country

    Fishing in the yarra valley and high country of Victoria

    Try your hand at fishing in great rivers, mountain streams and alpine lakes and try to nab some of mainland Australia's largest river-dwelling trout.

    Fly fishing
    Practice the art of fly-casting between Myrtleford and Harrietville on the Ovens River tributaries, including the Buffalo River, Buckland River, German Creek, and Morse's Creek (or the Bright Pool). Head east to the Kiewa River in summer for more superb fly fishing. Expect to bag a few between Mount Beauty and Mongan's Bridge.

    Alpine angling
    Make the most of summer's almost-perfect conditions for excellent bait and lure fishing in the high altitude lakes at Rocky Valley Reservoir and Pretty Valley Reservoir, near Falls Creek.

    Casting for trout
    Cast a line and catch trout closer to Melbourne and snare brown and rainbow trout in Lake Eildon and the Eildon Pondage. Try fishing various types of river – like the Rubicon, Jamieson, Howqua and Delatite mountain freestone rivers to the Acheron and Taggerty meadow stream rivers, and the mighty Goulburn tailrace river. Lake Eildon region encompasses Australia's fastest growing and most exciting freshwater sport fisheries. In its rivers and lakes, anglers can find brown and rainbow trout, redfin, golden perch, and our most prized native fish, the Murray cod. Just over one hour's drive from Melbourne, the Taggerty, Acheron, Rubicon and Steavenson rivers provide a healthy environment for the region's brown trout population. These rivers, as well as Lake Eildon, flow through to the Goulburn River, which supports Victoria's most popular trout fishery and where both brown and rainbow trout abound. As the river has cool water year-round, the trout fishing is superb even in the hot summer months. Access to the river is excellent with numerous bridge points and parallel road access and fishing guides service the area well.

    Lake Eildon and surrounds
    In recent years, Lake Eildon has run an impressive stocking program that now produces consistent catches year-round. From the bank or the boat, rainbow and brown trout over the magic ten pound mark are being caught. Murray cod have also been introduced in this stocking program, and cod from two to thirty kilograms are being caught in the warmer months. The revival of this great sport fish has been one of Lake Eildon's great success stories, as has the introduction of golden perch. Producing trout to seven kilograms each year, Eildon Pondage is another gold medal fishery in the area, as are the streams of the nearby high country. The region's attractions also extend to the inflowing rivers of this massive impoundment: the Upper Goulburn, Delatite, Big, Howqua and Jamieson. These rivers are among Victoria's best trout fisheries and now hold both brown and rainbow trout.

    Before you go
    Be sure to buy a Recreational Fishing Licence (RFL) before you leave. The licence covers all recreational fishing in Victoria's marine, estuarine and freshwaters. And please note that all Victorian streams and rivers close during the wintertime, from Queens birthday weekend at the start of June to the first weekend in September. However, anglers may still fish for trout and salmon all year round.



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