Mansfield is located in the foothills of North East Victoria’s High Country, around 200kms from Melbourne and easily accessible via the Maroondah Highway, the Melba Highway or the Hume Highway. Surrounded by lakes, rivers and mountainous high country, diversity is the key to Mansfield’s vast range of scenery and attractions. Fishing, swimming and boating enthusiasts have the choice of five rivers, the Delatite, Howqua, Goulburn, Jamieson and Broken Rivers, as well as Lake Eildon, with a shoreline of over 500kms, and Lake Nillahcootie.
Mansfield is an ideal base from which to explore the gourmet food and wine delights of the Upper Goulburn Wine Region and the nearby King Valley. Powers Lookout, the Kelly Tree, Stringybark Creek, Fry’s Hut and the Howqua Hills Historic Area all provide an insight into Mansfield’s rich historical heritage.
The Mansfield area is steeped in a rich tapestry of history, featuring gold mining, timber milling, huge cattle and sheep stations opened up by the early pioneer settlers, which offered handsome rewards to the legendary bushrangers, including the Kelly Gang and Harry Power. Mt Buller over the decades has evolved from a cattleman’s run into Australia’s premier alpine resort.
Outdoor enthusiasts are catered for year round with a whole range of activities including horse riding, bushwalking, camping, cycling, mountain biking, 4 wheel driving, fishing, boating, canoeing, waterskiing and sailing. In winter, Mansfield is the perfect base for easy access to snow sports of all kinds on Mt Buller and Mt Stirling. The varied terrain offers opportunities for everyone to enjoy cross country or downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow tubing, tobogganing or just the chance to play in the snow, build a snowman or throw some snowballs.
Mansfield Township and district offers the full range of accommodation options, from 5 star luxury hotels and resorts through to great value cabins and backpacker beds. There are numerous cozy country cottages, farmstays, traditional B&B’s, motels, hotels, caravan parks, self contained houses, apartments and cabins – something to suit every conceivable taste and budget.