Outback Towns

Mansfield

Mansfield is a small town north east of Melbourne Situated in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range.

About Mansfield

The town is surrounded by grazing land and mountain forests, with the area well known for its stunning scenery. The town centre has quite a few historical buildings, dating back to its days as a stock route camp in the 1940s and a gold mining service centre beginning in the 1850s.

Mansfield is close to two large lakes, Lake Eildon and Lake Nillahcootie, which are popular waterskiing destinations. The nearby mountains Mount Buller and Mount Stirling offer attractions all year round. During winter they are visited for skiing and in the summer hiking and mountain biking are popular. Tracks throughout the Mansfield bushland are often used for horse riding, trail biking and four wheel driving on extensive tracks.

Mansfield is famous as part of the Ned Kelly Trail. Significant memorials include the Memorial to Police, a marble monument erected in the centre of the town's roundabout in 1880 as a tribute to a group of constables killed by bushranger Ned Kelly. Mansfield Cemetery is the burial ground for police officers slain by Ned Kelly and his gang at Stringybark Creek.

Features

  • ATM
  • Fuel
  • Hospital
  • Medical Centre
  • Chemist
  • Dump Point
  • Groceries
  • Mechanical Repairs