All about our Town
Myrtleford is full of people who have chanced upon our town, and stayed here for good. It’s that sort of place – friendly, beautiful, relaxing, stimulating… Who needs anything more?
So what have we got? This video from Hand Cut Productions shows it all:
Myrtleford is a friendly town of 3,500 people located on the Great Alpine Road, at the foot of the Alpine National Park. We’re just 270 km northeast of Melbourne, via the Hume Freeway or V-Line rail link. Our nearest major airport at Albury is only 55km away. Well-known neighbouring towns include Wangaratta, Beechworth, Yackandandah, Mt Beauty & Bright.
Plenty of action
Our location beside the northern abutment of Mt Buffalo, at the union of the Ovens River and Happy Valley & Barwidgee Creeks, makes Myrtleford a perfect base for exploring the Mt Buffalo and Alpine National Parks.
You’ll find snow sports at Mt Buffalo, Falls Creek and Mt Hotham, fabulous walking & rock climbing on the Bogong High Plains & Razorback, aerial sports like paragliding, freshwater fishing, and extensive alpine mountain bike trails.
The region is also a superb road-cycling destination, with several world-class events and heaps of recreational riding opportunities. And the motorbike riding – on & off-road – is incredible!
Myrtleford is surrounded by excellent cafes, restaurants & wineries, with plenty of comfortable picnic spots. Beautiful scenery, tranquillity, rivers and mountain views enchant visitors. You’ll find a whole range of great accommodation around Myrtleford, from remote wilderness campsites to 5-star holiday homes. The town has a flourishing commercial centre, and is central to famous premium wine districts.
Getting here is half the fun!
No, we’re not in the middle of nowhere – we’re right HERE! Getting to Myrtleford is delightful, no matter how you’re travelling. And staying here for our Festival is even better!
Myrtleford lies on the Great Alpine Road (B500), which connects directly with the Hume Freeway. There are also lovely access roads from Yackandandah, Milawa & Beechworth, as well as Mt Beauty & Bright (so you can sneak in some touristy bits on your way to the Festival).
The express CountryLink-XPT rail service runs between Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station and Albury, stopping at Wangaratta. From here, you can hop on a V-Line luxury coach for the connection to Myrtleford.
Tickets can be bought online through V-Line (click HERE).
For V-Line Train & Bus Link information (including fares & timetable), phone 136 196. Or click HERE for online info.
One of Australia’s great paved bike trails, the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail runs right through Myrtleford. You can cycle along this easy-going, scenic bikeway from Wangaratta or Bright, or come in on one of the side-tracks from Beechworth or Milawa. Interested? Read more HERE.
However you get here, Myrtleford is a great place to be. And our Festival is a fantastic reason to come here!
Need more info?
COME and VISIT our MYRTLEFORD SOON – we bet you won’t want to leave!