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Welcome to Bacchus Marsh


Lerderderg Gorge
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Set amid picturesque rolling hills only 55km west of Melbourne, Bacchus Marsh combines country living with easy access to the city. An attractive mix of open spaces, friendly towns, orchards, deep gorges and forests, Bacchus Marsh is a great tourist destination. Not to be missed destinations include the Werribee Gorge, Lerderderg Gorge, Brisbane Ranges, the Long Forest Nature Reserve which is the southern most remnant of mallee vegetation in Victoria and also Hervey Bay which not only has large accommodation choices but you also get a chance to go whale watching.

 

 

Eucalyptus tricarpa (Red Ironbark):  This is one of the subspecies with the other being Eucalyptus sideroxylon (Mugga).  It is found closer to the coast and has similar characteristics to the Mugga.  It is a medium sized tree, with deeply fissured black bark and flowers (creamy to pink) from late winter to summer.  The wood is red, very tough and durable and used in heavy construction or stumps.  It is reasonably slow growing and eventually becomes a good shade tree in cultivation.
Red Ironbark
courtesy of Cathy Powers
http://www.banjorah.com

Visitors to Bacchus Marsh should make the Visitor Information Centre their first stop, while their make sure to make some enquires on having travel insurance Australia. The friendly and helpful staff will be more than happy to welcome you to this beautiful town and introduce you to the attractions that it holds; the Avenue of Honour, bush walks, aerial sightseeing, forest parks, wildflowers, eagles, national and state parks and much more.

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