Bacchus Marsh is home to one of the world’s most beautifully cultivated Avenues of Honour.
First planted in 1918 with 281 Canadian Elm Trees, the Avenue is a living memorial created to commemorate those who served in World War One. Being one of the last remaining Avenues in the world lined with Canadian Elms, Bacchus Marsh’s Avenue of Honour is a stunning sight that cannot be replicated. As the sun moves through the sky during the day and the seasons change throughout the year, the canopy of elm trees that line the Avenue change colour and give way to golden shafts of sunlight
Located just a short 45-minute drive from Melbourne, the Avenue of Honour takes visitors into the main centre of Bacchus Marsh. There are a number of activities on offer that will ensure visitors make the most of this beautiful location including a 3 kilometre walk along the length of the Avenue of Honour, with views of the Lerderderg River as well as picnic tables and BBQ facilities. This year marks the 100-year commemoration of the establishment of the Avenue of Honour. A commemoration ceremony will be held 12 August 2018 to mark the occasion and acknowledge Australia’s contribution to war and the impact it had on our nation.