The great ranges: what to do in & around Mansfield
Mansfield and the surrounding Victorian Alps are some of the wildest country in all of Australia. Despite being located a few hours drive from Melbourne, the region is a world away from the city’s hustle, with a clean, tranquil air, endless natural diversity and plenty of adrenaline-pumping to be enjoyed along the way!
If you’re looking for the best accommodation Mansfield has available, here are some of the incredible experiences that await you once you step outside its doors and head out to see some of its great, expansive beauty:
- Mount Buller
It’s only natural to start at the incredible Mount Buller, one of Australia’s – and the Southern Hemisphere’s – top ski resorts. A natural wonderland in both summer and winter, Mount Buller is revered as one of Australia’s most easily accessible ski resorts, and the closest to any major city in the country.
It boasts an incredible 25 lifts granting access to some heart-pumping 80 downhill runs, not to mention the nine kilometers of cross-country trails that await you when you don’t feel like flying down the mountain at death-defying speeds.
And, once you’re done with the skiing, the fun doesn’t stop, as Mount Buller is host to a pretty fabulous après ski scene, with bars, a cinema, clubs, day spas, restaurants and, of course, some pretty incredible accommodation awaiting you once you are done with those hard-hitting slopes!
- The Alpine National Park
The Alpine National Park is easily one of Australia’s most adventure-fueled wonderlands. With an endless plethora of thrill seeking adventures taking place amongst some of the country’s most breathtaking nature, it’s easy to see why travellers from Oz and abroad venture out to this incredible part of Victoria for some wonderful outdoor experiences.
To begin with, the national park boasts some of the most awe-inspiring mountain bike trails, traversing some of the most majestic natural peaks this beautiful state has to offer. Next, there are the wealth of horseback riding opportunities, as well as white water rafting adventures.
Next, you can climb the incredible Razorback to Australia’s second-highest peak at Mount Feathertop, and even cross-country ski in the winter months. So, as you can see, this wonderful slice of land truly isn’t lacking in adventurous spirit, hey?
- The Great Victorian Trail
This wonderful multi-use trail is one of Victoria’s ultimate adventure investments, traversing a massive 134 km of what was once a former railway line servicing this wild part of the country.
Today, it provides ample opportunity for adventure, being one of the ultimate places in the country to enjoy an awesome spot of cycling over some truly stunning stretches.
There are many places to stay and towns to stop in along the trail, and you can be sure that each one (including the wonderful Mansfield) carries its own particular charm.
Whether it’s the most stunning accommodation Mansfield has, the town’s friendly and charming atmosphere or the wealth of awesome bars, cafes, pubs, restaurants and stores that line the town’s laidback streets, the town has earned a reputation amongst Victorians, interstaters and internationals alike as one of Victoria’s most loveable towns.
Kick back in town after a day’s adventure, or even spend a few days here in between skiing jaunts – you’ll find a wonderful place that is always full of fun and good times between all that outdoor fun!
So, what are you waiting for? Whether it’s the balmy summer or ski-filled winter, this stunning part of the country awaits you for a whole lot of nature-filled excitement!