The town of Marysville and its surrounding areas have a long history as a tourist destination. The opening of the Yarra Track, which provided a shortcut to the Jordan Goldfields, attracted visitors to the area who were drawn to the natural beauty of Marysville. In the 1920s, larger guesthouses were built to accommodate the influx of tourists, and Marysville became a popular honeymoon destination. Today, Marysville continues to thrive as a holiday destination, offering a range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy.
Ellimatta has a rich history dating back to 1918. Throughout the years, the property has undergone various changes to meet the needs of the times, but the garden has remained a constant source of beauty and enjoyment for guests. Generations of families and friends have made lasting memories at Ellimatta, as have countless guests from all over the world. The garden has been carefully cultivated and developed over the years and has become a beloved feature of the property.
On Black Saturday, February 7th, 2009, the devastating bushfires reduced Ellimatta to a pile of rubble, causing insurmountable loss and devastation. Despite this, Ellimatta was rebuilt, incorporating a design similar to the original property. The bathtub and mirror in the entranceway are both salvaged from the original Ellimatta home, serving as a reminder of the property's rich history and resilience.