Marysville & Surrounds was established with the opening of the Yarra Track which provided a short cut to the Jordan Goldfields. Visitors passing through the area to the goldfields realised that Marysville possessed beauty to be enjoyed in its own right. Small guesthouses began, and by the 1920s great guesthouses were being built. Marysville became a honeymoon destination for many couples. Today Marysville is a flourishing holiday destination to enjoy all that Marysville and the surrounding area has to offer.
Ellimatta was first established in 1918. Over the years the various owners have developed the property in different ways to suit the needs at the time. The garden however has remained a labour of love and developed over the years into a focal point that guests have continue to enjoy. Families and friends have created memories through generations at Ellimatta as have many guests from all of the world.
The Black Saturday bushfires on February 7th, 2009 reduced Ellimatta to a pile of rubble. The devastation and loss was insurmountable. Ellimatta was re-built to represent a similar design prior to the fires. The bathtub as pictured has been restored and the mirror in the entrance way are from the original Ellimatta home.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we visit and live. We acknowledge Ellimatta is on Taungurung Country and respect and celebrate the history and living culture of the Taungurung and their unique role in the life of this region.