Murrindindi Meander

For big nature lovers with little time

From Marysville to Kinglake, Yea to Alexandra, this journey covers much ground in under three days, though all within two hours of Melbourne! The ideal getaway for the busy traveller.

You'll summit a mountain, visit multiple waterfalls, walk through both rainforest and historical ruins, experience the peculiarity and intrigue of an artist's garden and watch platypus play in the wild. Rest assured, this will all be done with very satisfied bellies of local produce, craft beer, delicious wine and quality whisky.

Happy travels!

Day 1 - Eat

Begin your day at the famous Fraga's Cafe (just look for the yellow signs!) with great coffee and house-made home-style food.

Fraga's Cafe marysville Murrindindi spring summer

Day 1 - Do

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort offers some must-do mountain biking tracks for avid riders and gorgeous walks among the wildflowers for everyone else - take your pick!

 

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Lake Mountain summer

Day 1 - Do

From the carpark, enjoy the 1km, easy Keppel Falls Walk to the lookout platform where you will see impressive cascades of water tumbling toward the Taggerty River.

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Keppel Falls Walk Murrindindi summer spring autumn

Day 1 - Eat

Lunch at the Keppel Cafe is sure to hit the spot with a fresh, modern Australian menu and small local produce store to browse.

Keppel Cafe Marysville Murrindindi summer

Day 2 - Do

Of all the things to experience in Marysville, Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden must be prioritised! For children and adults alike, you will be intrigued and entertained from start to finish.

Bruno's Art and sculpture garden marysville murrindindi summer

Day 1 - Stay + Eat

With a crisp, modern style, all the creature comforts and staff who just can't do enough for you, Vibe Hotel Marysville is the perfect place to eat and rest your head after a busy day.

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Vibe Marysville hotel stay summer murrindindi

Day 1 - Do

One of Victoria's highest and most iconic falls, Steavenson Falls also lights up at night! An easy 700m walk takes you to the base of the falls, with another 800m walk to the top.

 

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Steavenson Falls Marysville Murrindindi summer

Day 2 - Eat

One of the only buildings left in Marysville after the fires, the iconic Marysville Country Bakery-Cafe delivers a super tasty breakfast for your big day ahead.

Marysville country bakery cafe murrindindi summer

Day 2 - Do

Rated #1 by TripAdvisor, the Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk is an easy 2km meander past streams and local flora and fauna. It's also fur-friendly!

 

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Wirrawilla rainforest walk Murrindindi

Day 2 - Eat

You simply can't beat Songbird Cafe for lunch. This gem offers delicious chef-made food and scrumptious sweets to take with you for afternoon tea.

Kinglake songbird cafe

Day 2 - Do

If you love good whisky, you'll love the humble up-and-coming family establishment of Kinglake Distillery. Be sure to call first to ensure they're open for tastings.

 

Kinglake Distillery

Day 2 - Do

Visit Sedona Estate Winery for a sneaky tasting, platter and stunning outlook from the cellar door. Hot tip: these guys know their Shiraz!

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Sedona Estate Summer

Day 2 - Do

A great stop for wildlife lovers and families, let the friendly volunteers at Y Water Discovery Centre send you on a flora and fauna spotting expedition through the wetlands.

 

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Y Water Discovery Centre

Day 2 - Do

The iconic Cheviot Tunnel is a fantastic photo-opp, but be sure to walk the tunnel yourself for a true step-back-in-time.

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Cheviot Tunnel Murrindindi Yea Summer

Day 2 - Stay + Eat

Your final stop for the day to both sleep and eat - the Alexandra Hotel. Prepare to be blown away by high quality food from a striking menu.

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Alexandra Hotel

Day 3 - Do

Start your day platypus spotting. Take in the tranquility of the Goulburn River with expert guides from Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing and watch the platypus play around you.

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Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing and Platypus Spotting Summer River

Day 3 - Eat

Grant St Grocer has it all (including breakfast)! Delicious local produce for sale and for meals, always served with a smile.

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Grant Street Grocer Alexandra

Day 3 - Do

The Rubicon Valley Historic Area is home to the Rubicon River and Falls, campsites, walks and a series of fascinating trestle bridges set amongst remnants of the timber industry.

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Rubicon Valley Historic Area Trestle Bridge

Day 3 - Do

The Cathedral Range is a spectacular 7 kilometre ridge of sharply upturned sedimentary rock. A variety of walking tracks offer the opportunity to climb the peaks and enjoy magnificent views.

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Cathedral Ranges Summer Murrindindi

Day 3 - Do

Genuinely good beer made onsite at the picturesque Bonfire Station Brewery. The perfect place to truly relax! (Be sure to check openingtimes).

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Bonfire Tation Brewery beer Summer

Day 3 - Eat

Expect great things at your last stop, The Corner Hotel, like local ingredients fashioned into a dynamic menu with local drinks to match!

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The Corner Hotel Alexandra

Oh, the places you'll go...

  Where toDistanceActivityHighlight
Day 1Fraga's Cafe-EatBegin your day at the famous Fraga's Cafe (just look for the yellow signs!) with great coffee and house-made home-style food.
Lake Mountain24 min/ 21 kmDoThe year-round Lake Mountain Alpine Resort offers some must-do mountain biking tracks for avid riders and gorgeous walks among the wildflowers for everyone else - take your pick!
Keppel Falls Walk32 min/ 13 kmDoFrom the carpark, enjoy a 1km, easy forest walk to the lookout platform where you will see impressive cascades of water tumbling toward the Taggerty River.
Keppel Cafe29 min/ 10 kmEatLunch at the Keppel Cafe is sure to hit the spot with a fresh, modern Australian menu and small local produce store to browse.
Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden3 min/ 900 mDoOf all the things to experience in Marysville, this must be prioritised! For children and adults alike, you will be intrigued and entertained from start to finish.
Vibe Marysville2 min/ 900 mStay/ eatWith a crisp, modern style, all the creature comforts and staff who just can't so enough for you, Vibe Marysville is the perfect place to eat and rest your head after a busy day.
Steavenson Falls8 min/ 5 kmDoOne of Victoria's highest and most iconic falls, Steavenson Falls also lights up at night! An easy and level graded 700m walk takes you from the car park to the base of the falls, whilst another 800m walk leads you to the top.
Day 2Bakery1 min/ 100 mEatOne of the only buildings left in Marysville after the fires, this iconic bakery delivers a super tasty breakfast for your big day ahead.
Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk45 min/ 32 kmDoRated #1 by TripAdvisor, the Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk is an easy 2km meander past streams and local flora and fauna. It's also fur-friendly!
Songbird Cafe 14 min/ 16 kmEatYou simply can't beat Songbird Cafe for lunch. This gem offers delicious chef-made food and scrumptious sweets to take with you for afternoon tea.
Kinglake Distillery12 min/ 10 kmDoIf you love good whisky, you'll love the humble up-and-coming family establishment of Kinglake Distillery. Be sure to call first to ensure they're open for tastings.
Sedona Estate47 min/ 58 kmDoVisit Sedona Estate Winery for a sneaky tasting, platter and stunning outlook from their cellar door. Hot tip: these guys know their Shiraz!
Y Water Discovery Centre14 min/ 15 kmDoA great stop for wildlife lovers and families, let the friendly volunteers at Y Water Discovery Centre send you on a fauna spotting expedition through the wetlands.
Cheviot Tunnel11 min/ 8 kmDoThe iconic Cheviot Tunnel is a fantastic photo-opp, but be sure to walk the tunnel yourself for a true step-back-in-time.
Alexandra Hotel30 min/ 26 kmStay/ EatYour final stop for the day to both sleep and eat - the Alexandra Hotel. Prepare to be blown away by high quality food from a striking menu.
Day 3Goulburn Valley Fly Fishing Centre - Platypus spotting-DoStart your day by taking in the tranquility of the Goulburn River as you float down with expert guides and watch the platypus play around you.
Grant Street GrocerFrom Hotel 1 min/ 170 mEatGrant Street Grocer has it all (including breakfast)! Delicious local produce for sale and for meals, always served with a smile.
Rubicon Valley Historic Area33 min/ 28 kmDoThe Rubicon Valley Historic Area is home to the Rubicon River and Falls, campsites, walks and a series of spectacular trestle bridges set amongst remnants of the timber industry.
Cathedral Ranges State Park31 min/ 28 kmDoThe Cathedral Range is a spectacular 7 kilometre ridge of sharply upturned sedimentary rock. A variety of walking tracks offer the opportunity to climb the peaks and enjoy magnificent views.
Bonfire Station7 min/ 7 kmDoGenuinely good beer made onsite at the picturesque Bonfire Station. The perfect place to truly relax! (Be sure to check openingtimes).
The Corner Hotel Alexandra15 min/ 16 kmEatExpect great things at The Corner Hotel - like local ingredients fashioned into a dynamic menu with local drinks to match!