Marysville and Steavenson Falls


Last week was H's birthday. This year for her present I decided to get us a romantic night away in Marysville, where we previously used as a base for our snow trip in August. This time we were kid free and ready to relax!

Unfortunately the Saturday we arrived was over 40 degrees, absolutely boiling, but we were lucky our accommodation had air-conditioning!

We made the leisurely drive to Marysville (about 1.5 hours out of Melbourne), stopping in Healesville for lunch on the way, at Giant Steps Winery for lunch on the way, which was delicious, and the perfect start to our trip.

When we checked in to our cottage, we went for a quick walk out in the crazy heat to the supermarket for some supplies and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing because it was way too hot to do anything. The perfect getaway really!

The next morning, once the cool change had come through, we went for a longer walk around town, stopping at the bakery for breakfast, then after checking out, decided to drive out to Steavenson Falls. I'm a sucker for a waterfall, and this one didn't dissappoint! The last waterfall i'd seen was a very underwhelming small one in Okinawa, so I was blown away by this one was was over 80 metres tall!

There was lots of parking at the falls ($3 parking fee, coin only - so come prepared!) and only a 5 minute walk to the falls. After checking it out we decided to do the hike up to the top of the falls which was much harder and more rugged but totally worth the views!

I absolutely recommend a stop at Steavenson Falls if you're in the Marysville area. It was magnificent and much better than I was expecting.

Marysville is definitely our number one getaway destination when we're after a weekend away. I love how pretty and tiny the town is, as well as how close it is to Melbourne. Also, the drive there is beautiful, past all the vineyards in the Yarra Valley and then the amazing forest drive through Black Spur! We will definitely go back again.
Marysville Garden Cottages

Loved this weird tree

Countryside <3

This gorgeous creek flows through town

One of the views up at Steavenson Falls

The view from the top of Steavenson Falls, Victoria
The view from the top was magnificent

Adventuring with this lady :)

Black Spur drive victoria
Black Spur
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Marysville is a short 1.5 hour drive from Melbourne through the Yarra Valley. It is a gorgeous small town perfect in any season!

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