I discovered Bacchus Marsh by accident. Sure I had heard of it but iIn my usual desperate need to find somewhere I could dine or get a good cup of coffee between Melbourne and Ballarat I took the turn off to Bacchus Marsh. What a delight to be led into a vibrant rural town via such a beautiful Avenue of Honour.On either side of the tall deciduous trees lining the Avenue of Honour you glimpse the town’s primary business – fruit and vegetable production. Both sides are lined with fruit orchards, mostly apples and pears, and market gardens, many with stalls of produce out the front. You really don’t want to pass the fruit and vegetable stalls but don’t think that is all Bacchus Marsh has to offer.
The main street is the focal point with cafes, bakeries, speciality shops and takeaways. Off the main street is a recently added shopping centre with Coles and Aldi supermarkets, Target Country, beauty shops, butchers and eateries.
The architecture of Bacchus Marsh is quite diverse with heritage buildings lining the main street including a Tudor Style Inn. You can’t forget you’re in a rural town with several stock feed supplies and rural machinery outlets on show.
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