Situated in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, approximately 180km North-East of Melbourne, the Mansfield-Mt Buller region is a tourism hot spot.
This natural alpine area is well known for its beauiful scenery, mountain biking, bushwalking, scenic drives, four wheel driving, horseriding, and any other outdoor event you can think of.
The Mansfield town centre has several historical buildings from its original days as a gold mining service centre in the 1850s to its days as a stock route camp in the 1940s.
Mansfield has a strong affiliation with the Ned Kelly story and a tribute to a group of constables killed by Kelly stands at the junction of High and Highett Streets. This marble monument was erected in 1880.
The Man From Snowy River, a poem by Banjo Paterson, was interpreted for cinema and filmed near Mansfield, near the famous Craigs Hut. This film celebrates the High Country tradition of alpine grazing with which Mansfield is heavily associated.