Activities in the Area
There are many activities just a short drive from the Zoo, like horse riding, Lake Eildon boating and fishing, bushwalking, hot air ballooning, not to mention Mt Buller’s many Winter and Summer activities. Weekend events, such as Mansfield’s bush markets, held each long weekends to the Tolmie Sports day, make sure that there is plenty of things to do all year round. Some of the activities in the area are listed below.
Wining, Dining and Accommodation
The town of Mansfield and surrounding district abound with food outlets and accommodation houses, suiting all types of budgets from the economiser to the extravagant. Go out to dinner, or purchase fresh food from a local, and cook your own. Some of the food suppliers, dinner places and accommodation sites are listed here.
Note: All links below will take you off the Mansfield Zoo website.
Bicycle Hire and Guides
Cycling is now a huge activity in Mansfield and region, with the completion of the Great Victorian Rail Trail. Explore Mansfield and gently exercise at the same time!
All Terrain Cycles
North East Ride Advisor
Heaps of great walking tracks in the area. Check in with the information centre.
More bushwalking info
Mansfield Armchair Cinema
Session times, prices, etc
Fishing and Camping
Snowy Mountain Rug Co
2/165 Mount Buller Rd, Mansfield Vic 3722
Ph 03 5775 1105
Drop in to the Snowy River Rug Company to get the low down on the best fishing and camping spots in the area. They have all the gear to back you up on your next adventure.
Mansfield Golf Club
24 Kidston Pde Mansfield 3722
ph 03 5775 2628
Dining 7 days a week
Lunch 12.00noon till 2.00pm
Dinner: 6.00pm till 8.00pm
Pizza take away or eat in
Golf course opens at 7.00am till dusk
Bingo Monday nights 8.00am
If being on the ground is too slow – take the opportunity to explore the Alpine Region from the air!!!
Alpine Helicopter Charter Scenic Tours
Explore the fabulous mountains and river trails around Mansfield by horseback. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Watsons Mountain Country Trail Rides
High Country Horses Trail Rides
Buckle Up Bushrides
Hotels / Pubs
86 High Street Mansfield 3722
Ph: 5775 2101
Great beer garden and kids play area
95 High Street Mansfield 3722
Ph: 5775 2004
83 High Street Mansfield 3722
Ph: 5775 2046
Traditional Country Meals
1 Woods Point Rd, Kevington 3723
03 5777 0543
Only 10 Km past Jamieson.
Go back in time and see how the pubs used to be
Basic accommodation, great meals and a fun place to visit
High Country BakeHouse
43 High Street Mansfield 3722
Ph: 5775 1303
Love their pies and their high tin Multigrain bread.
High Country Video
113 High St Mansfield 3722
Ph 03 5775 1666 to reserve your favourite movie
With glorious views across the Alpine National Park, snow activities in winter and bushwalking in summer, Mt Buller is great all year round. In summer it is a lot cooler and a great relaxing getaway location whether you want to stay on the mountain or just do a day trip.
Mt Buller website
White Water Rafting
Take a scenic tour to explore the High Country. Visit the site where the famous Craig’s Hut is being rebuilt after the 2007 bushfires.
High Country Scenic Tours
Kerrisdale Scenic Railway
7513 Goulburn Valley Highway
Ph 03 5797 0227
This scenic railway is about 15 minutes from Yea, and is well worth calling in on your way through.
Mansfield Zoo’s very own cafe coming soon!