Mansfield is 2.5 hours from Melbourne and is a nature lover's paradise. Lake Eildon and the Delatite River are perfect for a fresh water cool-down and the food, wine and coffee scene is vibrant and delicious. Magnificent alpine views, amazing rides along bush tracks and trails, and relaxing rides along the Great Victorian Rail Trail ensure there is something for every type of cyclist.
Road riders will love the quiet country roads that range from short and sharp to long and undulating. Or test your endurance and tackle the popular climb of Mt Buller - the views alone are worth the effort! With more than 100km of cross-country trails and dedicated lift-accessible downhill trails Mt Buller offers some of Australia’s best mountain biking. For a more leisurely cycling adventure, pack a gourmet lunch laden with regional produce and hit the Great Victorian Rail Trail.
Nothing beats a swim in one of the sparkling rivers and fresh lakes that snake through the High Country landscape. Luckily water is never far away with plenty of swimming holes hidden in the valleys that surround town. The Delatite River is a favourite for locals who head to Bracks Bridge near Goughs Bay, Piries, or Merrijig and the natural pool at Mirimbah. Lake Eildon or Lake Nillahcootie are only a short drive away and are the perfect spot for boating, sailing and relaxing by the water.
After a brisk walk to panoramic views of Lake Eildon from the Paps Lookout, reward yourself back in Mansfield with a coffee in the buzzing vibe of the Mansfield Produce Store or Mansfield Coffee Merchant. At the Coffee Merchant be tempted by crispy pork belly baguette with Asian slaw and citrus caramel sauce - delicious!
For more information visit the Mansfield Mt Buller website