When booking accommodation in Merricks, a lot of visitors don’t realise how much more there is to do in the area than just go to the beach and tour wine country. When next in the Merricks area, why not check out some of these popular attractions?
Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens
Home to Australia’s oldest hedge maze and the world’s oldest circular (rose) maze, Ashcombe is a great day out for families and couples alike. As well as the popular lavender labyrinth, visitors can take part in the ‘Great Gnome Hunt’, receiving prizes for their efforts.
Cape Schanck Lighthouse
At a scenic 25 minute drive from accommodation in Merricks, the Cape Schanck Reserve offers tours of the lighthouse and the adjoining museum, showcasing much of Victoria’s maritime history. If the picturesque landscape catches your eye, accommodation is available on site in one of the old lighthouse keeper’s cottages.
Coolart Wetlands and Homestead
Only 10 minutes drive from most accommodations in Merricks, the Coolart Wetlands and Homestead is set on a historic farming property, complete with buildings dating back to the 1860’s. The 100-year-old mansion is home to historic photographs and art exhibitions, whilst the 87.5-hectare grounds feature 5 major wetland areas.
Red Hill Spa
Also about 15 minutes drive from accommodation in Merricks, the Red Hill Spa is the perfect retreat for those who just want a little bit of relaxation. Offering single and double treatment rooms, as well as outdoor treatments in summer, the extensive spa menu will have you free of your aches and pains in no time.
So, don’t write off your choice of accommodation in Merricks as being a boring holiday at the same beach every day – visit one of the amazing surrounding attractions for all year round fun.