Local Attractions

 

Enjoy the hundreds klms of rail trail
Enjoy the hundreds klms of rail trail

Great Victorian Rail Trail – Ride Australia’s longest continuous rail trail stretching from Mansfield to Tallarook with a spur line to Alexandra. Suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, you can tackle the entire 134km from end to end or pick a short section starting at one of the many towns or carparks that intersect the trail. Gentle gradients along much of the trail make it suitable for most fitness levels. Please carry food and water and don’t forget the sun screen.

Further information can be found at the Great Victorian Rail Trail – Mansfield website.

Voted one of the top three mountain bike trails in the world
Voted one of the top three mountain bike trails in the world

Bike Buller – Mt Buller offers the ideal biking escape, no matter what you’re into! Tackle the 16km uphill road climb, ride the extensive cross-country trail network, hit the downhill trails with chairlift access, tackle the pump track, skills parks and more – all just three hours from Melbourne. Further information can be found at the Bike Buller website.

The Mountain Cattlemans Association hold events on a regular basis
The Mountain Cattlemans Association hold events on a regular basis

Campdraft – Mansfield Campdraft Club Inc hosts an annual Campdraft Competition to be held  in April.  Catering and bar facilities available all weekend.

Further information can be found at the  Mountain Cattlemans Association Website, Mansfield Agricultural and Pastoral Society website or visit the Campdraft Australia Website.

Exploring and Four wheel driving– Explore the vast expanses and endless tracks of the Great Victorian High Country and discover countless old pioneer huts and cattlemans retreats.

Rustic old hut
Rustic old hut
Lovicks Hut just on of many huts in the area
Lovicks Hut just on of many huts in the area
Inside the Bluff Hut Perfect for escaping the harsh elements
Inside the Bluff Hut
Perfect for escaping the harsh elements

Cool off on a hot summers day in the many spectacular rivers, streams and waterfalls

A magnificent spot on the Howqua River
A magnificent spot on the Howqua River
The very special Binderee Falls
The very special Binderee Falls

Fine Wine and local delights-The Delatite Winery should be on your to do list for a glass of fine wine and a gourmet platter, as should the Old Fire Station restaurant, just one of many fine places to eat and enjoy.

The local Delatite Winery Amazing views and great wines
The local Delatite Winery
Amazing views and great wines
The Old Fire Station Restaurant Mansfield
The Old Fire Station Restaurant Mansfield

Fine wine and local delights– The Mansfield area’s hotels, restaurants, cafés and the Mansfield Golf Club, cater for many types of dining and wining; from takeaway to fine dining, traditional to the exotic, incorporating some of the excellent, locally grown produce.

Further information can be found at the Mansfield MtBuller website

Mansfield is one of the busiest locations in Australia for markets, festivals and events
Mansfield is one of the busiest locations in Australia for markets, festivals and events

Markets, Festivals and Events – The Mansfield Mt Buller High Country Festival is held October – November of each year and incorporates the Spring Arts Festival. The Mansfield Autumn Harvest Festival is held on Labour Day weekend in March and the festival features a variety of stalls, music, and attractions; an ideal family outing. The Upper Goulburn Wine Vintage Celebrations held in the Mansfield High Street offers a vast range of quality regional wines, food and produce for you to enjoy with live music all day.

Further information can be found at the Mansfield Mt Buller website.

Stunning Lake Eildon is six times bigger than Sydney Harbour so you'll feel like its all yours
Stunning Lake Eildon is six times bigger than Sydney Harbour so you’ll feel like its all yours

Fishing and boating  –  Lake Eildon, Lake Nilahcootie or the many rivers, Delatite, Jamieson, Howqua, Big, and Upper Goulburn offer picturesque riverbanks to enjoy your fishing.  Water skiing, wakeboarding and tubing are very popular activities when the weather heats up.

One of the many day camps along the various local rivers
One of the many day camps along the various local rivers

Camp and cool off – Park your chair and dangle your feet in cooling rivers or float downstream on a lilo or enjoy a shady picnic / barbeque at many of the day areas available.

Horse Racing – Mansfield Horse racing picnic meetings are held at Mansfield Racecourse in November (the Mansfield Cup) and December. The Merton races are held at the Merton Racecourse on New Year’s Day.

Bring a picnic, dress up and enjoy a fun day. Food vendors, drinks available.
Further information can be found at the Picnic Racing website.

There’s so much more to do in this gorgeous part of the world! You are only limited by your imagination.

Our website will be regularly updated so please visit us again soon. Better still, came and stay and experience it for yourself.

Regards

Rob and Helen Hart

 

Mansfield Accommodation – Holiday with your horse