Marysville is a quaint little town full of Autumn leaves, flowing waterfalls, and beautiful art.
In 2009, this small town was devastated by bush fires. Lives were lost, homes and buildings were destroyed, and the locals were left reeling in the wake of it. This day has since been called Black Saturday.
Visiting today, it is so incredible to see how the town has been rebuilt, and how nature has regenerated.
Marysville is perfect for a day trip or a weekend getaway. It’s only a 1.45hr drive from Melbourne, and the sights and sounds of the countryside are so rewarding.
A few months ago we decided to spend the day exploring Marysville, and here is the photo tour for your viewing pleasure.
Exploring Victoria: Marysville
Bruno’s Art and Sculpture Garden
During the bush fires, Bruno’s Art and Sculpture Garden was completely destroyed. As a visitor today, you could almost be forgiven for thinking it had never happened. Bruno has re-created his sculptures from scratch, and the before/after photos scattered around the Garden are one of few reminders of what used to be.
Bruno greeted us on entry, and was more than happy to chat about his works. Each sculpture is so lifelike, so beautiful, and you can really see the care and attention given. It was like walking through a magical fairy garden.
Steavenson Falls is spectacular! Just a short drive from Marysville, Steavenson Falls is one of the highest falls in Victoria. There is a viewing platform at the base of the waterfall, which makes for a leisurely stroll.
You can also opt to make your way to the top of the falls. The walk up is tricky in parts, and a little steep, but the views are oh-so-worth it!
Have you been to Marysville before?
What other Victorian gems should we seek out?