Outside of Melbourne, settlement in the Yarra Valley represented a very significant segment in the history and economic development of the state of Victoria.
In the 1850s, the region was on the bustling route to the Warburton goldfields. The Yarra River was also the main traffic path for the timers industry during the 1890s, as such, it was developed as the primary food production region for Melbourne.
The Yarra River or ‘Birrarung’, as it is known to the Indigenous Wurundjeri people means "Place of Mists and Shadows", played a huge role in the development of Melbourne which was rapidly growing up around its banks. The Wurundjeri people have occupied the lands around the Yarra Valley for at least 30,000 years and the Yarra River was a life-source. Their dreamtime stories tells us that the river was etched into the landscape by the ancestral creator spirit Bunjil - the wedge tailed eagle.
One of the best-known Yarra Valley resorts is Peppers Marysville. Tucked away in the forested foothills of Victoria's Great Dividing Range, Marysville has long been a favorite getaway destination thanks to its tranquil riverside location, culinary delights, wonderful scenery and outdoor adventures.
Activities & Attractions
Visit historic wineries and renowned restaurants, hike through towering forests to misty waterfalls, and find inspiration at regional galleries, nature parks and ornamental gardens.
Of course, guests staying with Peppers can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere amid the beauty of the surrounding countryside at Radius Bar & Grill. Located on-site at Peppers Marysville, Radius Bar & Grill offers simple cooking that showcases excellent produce, with classic favourites from winter warmers, home-made pizzas, perfectly cooked steaks and duck to fresh salads.
The menu draws on the best local produce, with Yarra Valley signature wines, locally crafted beers and Radius’ own house made pastries. You’ll enjoy sampling the region’s most exciting offerings, from Healesville’s Four Pillars gin and Hargreaves Hill Pale Ale, to Beechworth Apple Cider.
From jazz and blues festivals in the hills, art shows and open gardens, to country races and high action sport, the Yarra Valley has a vast array of seasonal events on offer.
Yarra Valley Resorts
The Yarra Valley is the perfect place to book your next country getaway. When you stay at Peppers Marysville, you’ll be ideally situated in Marysville to enjoy the very best this region has to offer.
With a range of rooms and suites available, there’s an accommodation option to suit every need. Book your stay at Peppers Marysville today.