Bacchus Marsh is a town located just off the Western Freeway, approximately 50km west of Melbourne, midway between Melbourne and Ballarat in a fertile valley comprising of orchards and market gardens.
The township itself has a long history, dating back to the days when gold was first discovered in nearby Ballarat during the 1850s.
The main road into "The Marsh" is The Avenue of Honour which is lined by beautiful trees planted in honour of those serving our country in WW1. The Avenue is peppered with fresh produce outlets and leads directly to the main commercial precinct which includes fashion outlets, banks, health services including a hospital, hairdressers, cafes, takeaway food outlets and much more.
The Bacchus Marsh Train station is located in the Maddingley area of town with a V-Line service from Melbourne to Ballarat making the city commute a comfortable 45 minute trip. There is also connecting bus lines to the town centre as well as other residential areas.
Bacchus Marsh has 4 schools including 4 Primary, and 1 Secondary college and Bacchus Marsh Grammar which caters from Prep -12.
Also a feature of Bacchus Marsh is its lovely outdoor recreational areas including the well known Maddingley Park Precinct. This fabulous family park consists of an adventure playground and is a favourite picnic area for locals and visitors.
Bacchus Marsh is also home to various sporting clubs including football, netball, cricket, tennis, soccer and many more.
Bacchus Marsh really does have the best of both worlds catering comfortably for everyday needs while keeping its's "country town" charm. It is surrounded by a rich collection of state parks, national parks and waterways which offer bushwalking tracks and the opportunity to explore the scenic gorges and ranges in the area. There are also picnic spots along the Lerderderg River, Werribee River and at the historic bridge over Djerriwarrh Creek, just off the Western Highway. The Merrimu Reservoir, just a short drive north of town, offers BBQ and picnic facilities beside the water supply for towns in the area.
Attractions within town include the historic Court House, the Tudor-style Border Inn, the Blacksmith's Cottage, and a number of churches dating back to the 1800s. The Chicory Kiln, in Taverner Street, has been preserved since its construction in 1885 when chicory roots were roasted before being ground and added to coffee.