Popular times to visit Lake Mountain
Tip: beat the crowds by avoiding popular times
Make sure you’ve got everything you need for your big day on our little mountain. By packing a few little extras and taking a look at places you can stop along the way, you can make your big day even better.
How to get there
Driving from Melbourne to Marysville takes you through the beautiful Yarra Valley, home to some of Victoria’s best wineries and most delicious restaurants. Perfect for a quick breakfast on the way up, or a meal on the way home. There are also plenty of tasty options for a meal once you arrive in Marysville, with the added benefit that it is only a short drive up the mountain to reach the resort.
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort 1071 Lake Mountain Road Marysville, Victoria
From Melbourne CBD or Airport
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is approximately a two hour drive from the Melbourne CBD. Travel out through the Eastern suburbs, through the picturesque Yarra Valley. Wind your way along Maroondah Highway across the Black Spur to Narbethong and take the turn off to Marysville
Once you arrive at the quaint township of Marysville, it’s a scenic 30-minute drive to Lake Mountain Alpine Resort. Take care on the road and through the warmer months be on the look out for cyclists riding up and down the Lake Mountain Road.
Public transport from Melbourne is limited. Catch a metropolitan train out to LILYDALE on the LILYDALE LINE, which connects with the McKenzies Bus Service – runs once or twice daily to EILDON.
This option will require you to stay one or two nights in the township of MARYSVILLE, in order to catch the Lake Mountain Bus organised by Country Touch Tours up to Lake Mountain from Marysville.
Please contact them directly on 0417 633 753 or firstname.lastname@example.org for prices, bus timetables or to organise a place on their tour bus.
Before you head from Marysville to Lake Mountain it’s worth stopping off to pick up last minute supplies or rent some extra gear. You will avoid the queues up on the mountain and enjoy the pleasant surrounds of this beautiful country town.
What you’ll need
The weather can change quickly up here, even on the warmest day. So always bring some added warmth and something to keep you dry, as well as a hat, sunscreen, plenty of water and a snack. The resort has an entry fee of $57 a car in Snow Season, but is free the rest of the year.
At certain times of the year when snow conditions make driving more difficult, two-wheel drive vehicles are required to carry wheel chains. These can be rented in Narbethong and Marysville and must be fitted when directed.
Food and Drink
Offering a spacious private courtyard, rooftop deck, the ambient Barwith fire place , craft beers is situated in picturesque Marysville.
Marysville Garden Cottages
Marysville Garden Cottages have been designed for couples looking for a relaxing retreat with a touch of old world charm.
4 cosy self- contained traditional country cottages for couples and small families.
Award-winning, Barton Mill offers Victorian yesteryear character a minutes’ walk to town centre. Perfect for small families or adult groups.
Black Spur Inn
Located at the top of the Yarra Valley, only 10 minutes from Marysville, only a 35-minute drive from Lake Mountain.
Saladin Lodge was created to be a bush retreat in the early 1900s for the avant-garde.
Eagles Nest Luxury Mountain Retreat
Immerse yourself in the splendour and tranquillity of a unique hand-crafted log Chalet. Offering unforgettable scenery and stunning wildlife
Two spacious self-contained cottages of contemporary design nestled within a very peaceful setting.
Woodlands Rainforest Retreat
At Woodlands we provide a rare combination of genuine privacy, indulgent luxury and nature-based experience, just for couples.
Sanctuary Park Cottages
The 6 cottages are fully self-contained each suited for that unique getaway.
At night retreat to your own private mountain, soak in the spa, light the fire and enjoy the views and star-filled skies.
This homely holiday cottage offers impeccably appointed country vacation living.
BIG4 Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park
The perfect place to base yourself for an unforgettable weekend away.
Acheron Acres Riverside B&B
The spacious 50 sqm boutique suite has 270-degree views over the Cathedral Ranges.
Kingbilli Country Estate
Discover a tranquil world designed with families in mind: a place where children can be children, and parents can relax!
BIG4 Taggerty Holiday Park
Nestled in a native bush setting at the foothills of Mount Cathedral, only 1.5 hours from Melbourne.
Marysville Caravan and Holiday Park
We are the perfect family accommodation for your family snow experience.
Vibe Hotel Marysville
The Vibe Hotel Marysville offers a stylish, contemporary hotel to relax and connect with one of Australia’s most beautiful regions.
Situated in the heart of Marysville, it offers stunning views from outside decks and is walking distance to nearby cafes and shops.
Dalrymples Guest Cottages
Set on an acre of private gardens. A wonderful place to enjoy a special holiday in comfort and quality.
King Lyell’s Corner Marysville
With stunning mountain views, King Lyell’s Corner Marysville is a beautifully appointed self-contained holiday home.
Marysleigh of Marysville
Marysleigh accommodates up to 8 people and is located near the heart of Marysville, only a short 25-minute drive from Lake Mountain.
Marysville Accommodation Bookings
Look no further than Marysville Accommodation Bookings when choosing your place to stay.
Maryton Park B&B
Maryton Park is the perfect place to enjoy snowplay, fishing, bushwalking or just relaxing and taking int he view.
Fernbrook Cottage is a self-contained cottage offering luxury accommodation in the beautiful village of Marysville.