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Mansfield is a small town in the foothills of the Victorian Alps in the Australian state of Victoria. It is approximately north-east of Melbourne by road. The population of Mansfield was as at the 2011 census.Mansfield is the seat of the Mansfield local government area. Mansfield was formerly heavily dependent on farming and logging, but is now a tourist-centre. It is the support town for the large Australia ski resort Mount Buller. It is associated with the high country tradition of alpine grazing, celebrated in the film made around Mansfield, near the now famous Craigs Hut, called The Man from Snowy River (based on a poem by Banjo Paterson).HistoryMansfield, originally known as Mount Battery, was at the boundary of a number of pastoral runs, and a township was surveyed in 1851 and named after Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, England. Settlement came after the discovery of gold nearby and the Post Office opened on 1 January 1858.The railway to Mansfield arrived in the town from Tallarook in 1891, being closed on November 18, 1978. The last passenger service was on May 28, 1977.When using our Australia day trip planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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$95 BOOK WITH VIATOR Self-Guided Gourmet Culinary Cycling Day Tour From Beechworth
Duration: 7 hours
$85 BOOK WITH VIATOR Pizzini Wines Old World Flavours New Vintage Wine Tasting and Grazing Platter
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
$107 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lake Mountain Snow Trip including Yarra Valley Chocolaterie from Melbourne
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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