Mansfield is a mountain township nestled into the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, a mountain range that follows the east coast of Australia from Queensland to Victoria. It's located among stunning mountain scenery and is a popular base for those travelling to the Victorian ski fields of Mount Buller and Mount Stirling, making it a foremost tourist town and a vibrant commercial centre.
A Holiday Steeped In Australian History
Mansfield accommodation allows you to holiday in an area rich in Australian history. The town itself was first settled in 1846 as a camp for drovers driving stock along the Mansfield stock route. In 1874
's most notorious bushranger, Ned Kelly, worked there as a local timber logger after his initial release from prison. The town has many historical buildings and beautiful tree-lined boulevards leading to the town centre where you can see the large marble monument, built in 1880 in memory of a group of policemen killed by the Kelly Gang in the nearby Wombat Ranges.
So Much To See And Do
Mansfield is the central point of High Country accommodation that's available for couples, groups, or families wanting to enjoy the comforts of holiday rental accommodation in mountainous country next to Lake Eildon and its adjacent national park. Twenty five kilometres to the north is Lake Nilahcootie, along Broken River, where you can make use of the attractive picnic grounds, BBQs and a boat launching ramp. It is here where you can spend a relaxing day swimming, fishing, or enjoying boating activities. Mansfield attractions include the following:
The Mansfield Zoo. The zoo is open every day of the week on 30 acres of picturesque land overlooking the lovely Delatite Valley with Mount Buller in the distance. It's here where you'll find a large range of exotic and native animals. There are picnic areas, a gift shop and a licensed cafe' at the zoo to make your visit enjoyable and comfortable.
Mt Buller, 48 kilometres away, is one of Australia's major ski resorts. In the winter months you can enjoy yourself on the snow fields and during the summer months you can take in the magnificent mountain views, go bush-walking, mountain bike riding, horse riding, fishing, and abseiling.
Mt Stirling, not far from Mt Buller is largely undeveloped but it's where you can experience first-rate cross-country skiing during the winter and admire the views and wildflowers during the summer.
The Mansfield Farmers Market. This market is held monthly and it's an ideal place for you to stock up on local produce such as wine, jams, olives, nuts, vegetables, fruit, pasta and meat to take back to your Mansfield accommodation.
Holiday Rentals With A Homely Feeling
The High Country accommodation of Mansfield is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city and is the perfect place to relax and kick up your feet. By choosing a holiday rental you can also enjoy your own space and privacy along with fully furnished amenities, away from other travellers.