Things to do IN LOCAL AREA
Fresh alpine air, stunning scenery and wide open spaces - welcome to the High Country.
The Mansfield-Mt Buller region is a beautiful natural alpine area, with activities and events to suit all tastes and interests. Whether you're after action or relaxation, it's all here for you. From the thrills of skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, four-wheel driving and horseriding to the calmer pace of day spas, fishing, boating on Lake Eildon, scenic drives and bushwalking, there is something for everyone
The trail winds between the small bush township of Tallarook and Mansfield in the foothills of the Victorian Alps. Along the way, the trail takes you from the banks of the beautiful Goulburn River and up the Goulburn Valley, past granite-boulder strewn hillsides, taking riders through numerous small villages and the townships of Yea, Yarck and Bonnie Doon, great places for a food and drink stop.
Riders pass some impressive infrastructure, the long, dark Cheviot Tunnel and the Bonnie Doon Bridge spanning Lake Eildon. The trail makes its way through rich farmland brimming with birdlife and scattered with magnificent stands of ancient red gums, before finishing in Mansfield.
All Terrain Cycle Tours
If you require bike hire then All Terrain Cycles in Mansfield can help.
High Country Horses are based at Merrijig, Victoria, only three hours from Melbourne.
Located by the banks of the Delatite River amongst the beauty of Victoria's High Country.
Merrijig is just 14kms from Mansfield on the Mansfield to Mount Buller Road and we are located opposite the Merrijig Pub.
Whether you’re a seasoned four-wheel driver or you’ve never left the bitumen, this part of the High Country offers a fantastic off-road experience.
From rugged backcountry trails to old forestry tracks, there is a range of routes to suit all levels of ability. Call the Mansfield Visitor Information Centre on 1800 039 049 or drop in for expert advice and maps.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a rolling seasonal track closures between June and October.
Mansfield Zoo is one of North East Victoria's hidden secrets, with a large collection of exotic and native animals on 30 acres of picturesque parkland featuring lovely views across the Delatite Valley to Mt Buller.
Hand or spade feed many of the animals as you wander, including monkeys! Meet Hobbs, Mansfield Zoo's mischevious capuchin monkey and Basil the chocolate camel, who loves to steal spades. Wander with Emily and Miss Greedy, our friendly fallow deer, and Joey the Grey Kangaroo, just some of the animals who will interact with you as you stroll around.
Bring along family, friends and a picnic lunch and bbq in Mansfield Zoo's undercover facilities. For those who are more adventurous, stay overnight in a swag and fall asleep to the wonderful night sounds of the lions and other animals!
Mansfield Zoo is open every day except Christmas Day, and give you a day pass so you can come and go on the day of your visit.
Ned Kelly Trail
Take a tour through Victoria's Kelly country and visit the towns where one of Australia's most famous bushrangers spent his short life. Website offers things to see and do in the local area, including Mansfield, Benalla and Stringy Bark Creek.
Our horse riding treks take you to iconic landmarks and magnificent scenery unique to Mansfield and the Victorian High Country and also El Questro Station and Home Valley Station in The East Kimberley, Western Australia.
For many that have joined us horse riding in these rugged mountains and slept beneath the stars it has been a life changing experience especially for those who have had the life long dream of riding to Craig's Hut and The Man from Snowy River country!
We guarantee you will love this place as much as we do!
Located in the picturesque Goulburn Valley between the towns of Eildon and Thornton, Eildon Trout Farm is less than 2 hours drive from Melbourne. Find us at 460 Back Eildon Road, Thornton.
Look for the green flags and the big trout!
This is your first step to experiencing the beauty and history of the Victorian High Country on horseback. Our horse riding tours begin from a 1 hour horse ride through to a 2 day luxury horse ride and a 5 Day Man from Snowy River and Heritage horse ride. We are open all year round and our horse riding tours are 3 hours driving time north east of Melbourne near the township of Mansfield.