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Bacchus Marsh - Cities, Towns and Localities
Only 58 km north-west of Melbourne, the historic town of Bacchus Marsh is one of Victoria’s older towns. It is a rural town surrounded by orchards and market gardens, still retains a number of historically significant buildings and the perfect place to stay.

The main entry to the town is a drive down the tree-lined Avenue of Honour. Other attractions include the Lerderderg and Werribee State Park, both offering great walking trails through the gorges.

You can get to Bacchus Marsh from Melbourne on the Western Freeway. There are also V/line services operating seven days a week.
 

Check out our listing of Bacchus Marsh accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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The Victoria Tourism Information Centre

Blackwood Visitor Information Centre

GPS (Bacchus Marsh): S 37บ 41.151’ E 144บ 26.071’

Public transport information, click here for VicTrip website or metropolitan Melbourne timetable search.

 

MSN Map of Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia
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Bacchus Marsh Attractions

Avenue of Honour
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For those coming into the town from the east, The Avenue of Honour is the main entry. Since the advent of Dutch Elm disease in Europe, it is now regarded as the finest elm avenue in the world. There are approximately 281 North American elms, with the remaining elms, oaks and plane trees planted in 1884.

The trees were planted to honour all those men and women from the district who had fought and died in World War I.
Blacksmith Cottage & Forge Bookbarn
• 100 Main St, BACCHUS MARSH VIC 3340
• Ph: 03 5367 1124 or Ph: 03 5367 3409 (can be viewed by appointment, or see below for opening times
• The Blacksmith’s Cottage and Forge Bookbarn is a reminder of the way of life experienced by the early settlers to the district.
  • The Cottage (c1851) • Both Forge and Cottage open every 4th Sunday — 1-4 pm •
    Once occupied by the blacksmith and his family, and today is fully restored and furnished with items donated by local interested families. The blacksmith worked in the forge, shoeing horses and making and repairing farm implements used by the general community. On display is information relating to the blacksmiths and the families who have  worked in and occupied the forge and cottage since the early 1850’s.
  • The Forge • Open Friday — 12 pm - 4 pm and Saturday from — 10 am - 2 pm •
    The Forge is now used as a bookbarn where books and paperbacks are sold to visitors and the community. The Forge Bookbarn is open

Other things to do in Bacchus Marsh include:
  • Tramp the tracks and trails in Bacchus Marsh
  • Adventure Playground at Maddingly Park for children
  • Darley Markets (fortnightly Saturday morning markets)
  • Monthly Village Shooping Centre Craft Market
  • Wander the spectacular and solemnly religious Ta Pinu
  • Try the marvellous fresh fruit and vegetables on the road side stalls that is on the same road in as the Avenue of Honour
  • Visit local wineries
  • Tour the wonderful Werribee Vale Road
  • Check out hte diverse range of restaurants and coffee shops
  • See the meandering waters of teh Werribee and Lerdederg Rivers, and do a spot of fishing

Just out of town:

  • Visit the wonderful Werribee and Lerdederg Gorges
  • Travel to Ballan Mineral Springs, beautiful Blackwood, or old world Trentham
  • Explore the rambling Rowsely Valley
  • Linger in Longforest Fauna and Flora Reserves
  • Dally at Lal Lal Falls
  • Amble in Anakie Gorge or discover the wee folk at Fairie Park, or savour the Anakie Vineyard produce
  • Enjoy a BBQ and the vista at Lake Merrimu or picnic at Pykes Creek Reservoir

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Bacchus Marsh Events

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Cup Day in the Park
• Maddingley Park, BACCHUS MARSH VIC 3340 • Email
• Held November
• This annual event has grown in size, attractions, events and reputation since 1997. There are craft market, athletics, animal rides, petting zoo, bookies, fairground rides, food stalls and much more.
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Bacchus Marsh Distance

Distance to Bacchus Marsh
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Bacchus Marsh:
  Km
• Ballarat 58
• Castlemaine 101
• Creswick 73
• Daylesford 55
  Km
• Geelong 57
• Kyneton 66
• Melbourne 58
• Mount Macedon 43
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

 

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