Mansfield is a medium size town that is the gateway to Mount Buller. The town is on a spur and the traveler will be on an ‘in and out’ trip to visit. Mansfield is reliant on the ski season and outside of that period is quiet. Mansfield is a typical Victorian town but is also unremarkable. In short not worth any sort of extra effort to visit. That said there are some aspects of Mansfield that are pleasing.

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 The Man from Snowy River, which was made around Mansfield, near the now famous Craig’s Hut (based on a poem Banjo Paterson with the same name).

Mansfield, originally known as Mount Battery, was at the boundary of a number of pastoral runs, and a township was surveyed in 1851 and named Mansfield.

Mansfield is famous as part of the Ned Kelly Trail. Significant memorials include the Memorial to Police erected in the centre of the town's roundabout. Mansfield Cemetery is the burial ground for police officers slain by Ned Kelly and his gang at Stringybark Creek.

The churches in Mansfield are ‘old’ and near century buildings.

The Hotels are attractive and prosperous pubs.

There are numerous memorials in Mansfield.

The Mansfield War Memorial is represented by the gates to the Memorial Park.

There are numerous coffee shops and an hour or two is recommended.

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Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course