Located just off the Western Highway, this budget motel in Bacchus Marsh is in a relatively quiet location on the Avenue of Honor –the main road isn’t overly busy, so all rooms across the property offer a comfortable night’s rest.
There are 11 comfortable ground floor and non-smoking units available, including: single rooms (sleeping 1), double rooms (sleeping 2), twin rooms (sleeping 3), family rooms (sleeping 4) and a self-contained cottage (sleeping 5). All of the rooms offer electric blankets, iron and ironing board, toaster, microwave, television, heating and cooling.
The cottage offers a separate lounge room, kitchen, dining room, bathroom, laundry and optional spa room. There is also a private clothesline, so guests are able to hang their washing up with ease.
Enjoy a glass of wine at one of many cellar doors, coffee or meals at local restaurants. Maybe a wood fired pizza. Dine in a courtyard or al fresco setting, or in front of a warming wood fire.
Guests are invited to enjoy the swimming pool and spacious gardens (which also feature a play equipment) at this accommodation in Bacchus Marsh. This is perfect for those looking to relax somewhere outdoors or children with lots of energy to burn.
When staying at the Bacchus Marsh Avenue Motel, we hope that you will spend some time exploring the surrounding region, including: Ballarat, Sunbury, Daylesford and Macedon. Melbourne CBD and Tullamarine airport are also only a short 40 minute drive away.
When staying at the Bacchus Marsh Avenue Motel, you will be within close proximity of a wide array of attractions and activities. No matter where your interests lie, you are sure to find something to keep you entertained.
If you are the kind of person who likes getting outside, there is plenty in the Bacchus Marsh area for you to enjoy. Check out the Brisbane Ranges National Park, Great Dividing Trail (at 71km long, it will take you to Blackwood and then Daylesford), Lerderberg State Park (with relics from the region’s gold mining days), Long Forest Conservation Reserve, and Werribee Gorge State Park. There are a number of walks, lookouts and beautiful picnic areas to enjoy.
The region is filled with delicious local produce and wine, so you should definitely take the time to sample a delicacy or two during your stay. As far as wineries go, we recommend the Bacchus Hill Winery (which also makes cider and supplies homemade gourmet products) and St Anne’s Winery. For local produce, we recommend Dellios Apples and Paynes Orchards. The annual March Harvest Festival marks the end of the picking season.
Those who like to spend their weekends playing a few holes should visit the Bacchus Marsh Golf Club or the Eynesbury Golf Club. Bacchus Marsh welcomes visitors for 9 or 18-holes at a small fee; please check the website for green opening times. Their Clubhouse is the ideal place to grab a meal or drink after your game. Eynesbury also welcomes visitors for 9 or 18-holes at a small fee. The Homestead Restaurant & Café is the perfect place for a meal, as well.
If you are interested in the history of the Bacchus Marsh region, you won’t be disappointed. There are a number of historic buildings in the area that are open for public viewing, including: the Blacksmith’s Cottage, the church of bushranger Captain Moonlite, the bandstand in Maddingley Park, and the shrine to Our Lady (which also comprises a replica of the chapel at Ta Pinu Basilica in Malta). Ghost tours are also available if you’re interested in something a little different.
Those who don’t mind a day trip should definitely head to Melbourne, which is only an easy 40 minute drive. There are a number of attractions scattered around the city, which families and couples alike will enjoy. In particular, we recommend Melbourne Aquarium, Eureka Skydeck, Scienceworks Museum & Planetarium, Melbourne Museum, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol (to name a few).
Another day trip that we certainly recommend is nearby Ballarat, which is only an easy 30 minute drive. There are also plenty of attractions in this area for you to enjoy, including: Sovereign Hill, Blood on the Southern Cross sound and light show, Gold Museum, Museum of Australian Democracy (or M.A.D.E.), Ballarat Wildlife Park, Tangled Maze, Yuulong Lavender Estate, Tuki Trout Farm, and Midlands Reserve Water Park (to name a few).