Bacchus Marsh is home to one of the world’s most beautifully cultivated Avenues of Honour. Located just a short 45-minute drive from Melbourne, the Avenue of Honour is a living memorial created to commemorate those who served in World War One.
First settled in 1836 during the Ballarat gold rush, Bacchus Marsh has a rich history of farming, transport, rail technology and geological significance. Many historic buildings remain in place and visitors and history buffs are sure to enjoy the many stories on offer along the Bacchus Marsh Heritage Trail.
Victoria is quickly becoming a destination for serious birdwatchers, twitchers and chasers from all over the world. The Moorabool region has much to offer with a large range of native species, migratory birds as well as many rare and threatened species
With excellent proximity to Melbourne, Ballarat and Geelong, Moorabool is the perfect base to explore Victoria. Surrounded by State parks and forests rich with hiking trails, heritage sites, luscious food and wine, parks and gardens and a variety of award-winning attractions, visitors are encouraged to spend a few nights and explore this amazing region.
If you are looking for a meal that fills the belly as well as the heart, we have you covered.
Moorabool Shire has a collection of Country Pubs that will both delight and satisfy. Enjoy a broad range of dining options combined with good old fashion hospitality and taste some of the finest produce from the local region.
Bacchus Marsh is known for its fresh fruit and vegetable and is quickly building a reputation as the best place in Victoria to go to pick your own fruit. The town offers a variety of options for those looking to get their hands dirty in order to have the freshest fruit possible.
Don't want to pick your own? Just purchase directly from the farmer at one of the many roadside stalls and farmgates.
Cemeteries across Moorabool vary in terms of age, number of remaining headstones, memorials on site and general landscape and amenities. The Blackwood Cemetery is known for its Chinese section and the Hopetoun Cemetery is recognised as the first Catholic cemetery in regional Victoria.
Kryal Castle is an award-winning medieval attraction that delights guests with a range of hands-on activities, demonstrations and displays. Family friendly, Kryal Castle has plenty of activities for kids and adults alike.
The Lal Lal blast furnace is one of the most beautiful archaeological remains to be seen in Australia. Wind and rain, with the passing of time, have sculpted the 17-metre high furnace on the west bank of the Moorabool River into a dramatic monument to the days when Lal Lal was one of the workshops of Victoria.
The Lal Lal Bungal Historic Area is a 75 acre forested reserve of predominately Peppermint and Messmate trees.
Lal Lal Falls Reserve contains one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Moorabool area. The scenic views make this Reserve attractive to visitors seeking a relaxing day out.