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Day Trips
Explore Bacchus Marsh
Strawberries & Cherries Weekend
21 - 22 November 2015
Harvest Festival
Sunday 13 March 2016
Getting here


Bacchus Marsh is a beautiful town filled with country charm. 

And we're only a short drive or train ride from Melbourne!  

Visitors to Bacchus Marsh should make the Bacchus Marsh Visitor Information Centre (215 Main Street) their first stop. The friendly and helpful staff will be more than happy to welcome you to this beautiful town and introduce you to the attractions that it holds; the Avenue of Honour, bush walks, aerial sightseeing, forest parks, wildflowers, eagles, national and state parks and much more.


Arrive in Bacchus Marsh along The Avenue of Honour's 3.5-kilometre 'elm-tree umbrella' and savour the splendour of the majestic garden and one of the worlds great 'Living Memorials'. Grab an apple and chomp your way around Bacchus March's pick-your-own orchards, historic attractions, and natural wonders.

Freshest fruit and seasonal produce

Admire the changing seasonal palette of The Avenue. Snap up summertime strawberries, autumnal pumpkins and other seasonal produce grown in nearby orchards, market gardens, market stalls, and roadside vendors. 

Get into the fields yourself and experience the joys of ‘picking your own’ strawberries, stone fruits, and berries. Celebrate the start of the November picking season at the Strawberries and Cherries Festival, move onto apples and pears and mark the season's impending closure with the March Harvest Festival.

State parks and geological wonders

Marvel at the gorges, glacial valleys, and state parks surrounding Bacchus Marsh. Lerderderg Gorge, Werribee Gorge, Long Forest Nature Reserve, and the tall timbers of the Wombat State Forest are all in easy reach. Explore the scenic surrounds via self-guided cycling and walking trails such as the Avenue of Honour River Circuit, and the fragrant Werribee River Peppertree Walk.

Historic town

Make use of the walking and cycling trails to explore the historic Bacchus Marsh township and beyond. Visit the Blacksmith's Cottage, bushranger Captain Moonlite's church, and Maddingley Park with is notable bandstand. Visit the shrine to Our Lady and the replica of the chapel at Ta Pinu Basilica on the Maltese island of Gozo, on the rocky outcrops overlooking Bacchus Marsh.

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