130622 Marysville

Trying to get away on a Friday night is just impossible with bookings for early Monday morning coming in at the end of the day. We leave at 10:00 for just a short journey across the Great Divide to the little village of Marysville.
This town was burnt out in the February 2009 bush fires with just three businesses and less than ten houses left standing. The visitors centre has a great display showing the devastation that came in the form of a ‘fireball’ that rolled over ridges and down into the tourist town.
We stay at the local campground which is located across a creek near the town. The rebuilding of the town is taking shape with modern architectural designed buildings and lots of new trees planted to replace those to the fires. The sky is a brilliant blue and helps make the landscapes a delight to behold.
After a very cold night around negative 4, we venture out at around 10:00am. Lyn’s sister Earlene and Rod arrive for lunch and we help the local bakery a little. We take the ‘walk around the town’ and then a short drive to Steavenson’s Falls. The trees in the valley are showing regrowth but it will be a long time before we see things back to pre-fireball days.
Yes, Marysville is a great, quiet little village to put on your list of places to visit someday. You will enjoy!

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Author: Colin Spain

The Official Blogger for Yarra Travel Junction Group Tours

2 thoughts on “130622 Marysville”

  1. Hi Guys

    Thanks. It sounds like a nice place to visit. Inez and I will put on our list of places to visit.

    Praying you both have an awesome week. Murray

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  2. Looks like you had a glorious day at Marysville, good for you. We enjoying our second home in Mareeba & involved in community life. Love to you both, Verley & Rod x

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