Outback Towns

Bacchus Marsh

A little piece of 'then', only a stones throw from 'now'.

About Bacchus Marsh

A little piece of 'then', only a stones throw from 'now' 

Nestled within the hills and surrounded by market gardens, orchards, dairy farms and all this only 53km from Melbourne, Bacchus Marsh is struggling to keep its 'country' identity as it is growing in to a commuter centre to the big smoke.

Take a moment to remember the fallen 

Bacchus Marsh though, still holds plenty of interesting attractions. On arrival to town you will be greeted by 232 Elm trees which were planted to commemorate the fallen in WW1. This would have to be one of the most significant war memorials in Australia.

Enjoy the local charm

Bacchus Marsh is one of Victoria's older towns and, as such, it retains a number of historical buildings. One of which is the old Chicory Kiln, it was built in 1885 and was where chikory roots were roasted and ground before being added to coffee. Other sights to see are, Long Forest Flora Reserve, Merrimu Reservoir, Wombat State Forest and Werribee Gorge. A couple of lovely spots to stop for a picnic also include Djerriwarrah Bridge and Maddingly Park.


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