The population of the urban area of Bacchus Marsh has grown by The Western Freeway which is the main route to both Melbourne approximately 48 minutes in the east and Ballarat 46 minutes to the west. Bacchus Marsh Airfield located in Parwan to the south provides for general aviation and the area is home to a flying school and three gliding clubs. The Chicory Kiln, in Taverner Street, has been preserved since its construction in when chicory roots were roasted before being ground and added to coffee. When entering Bacchus Marsh from Melbourne, the main road into town is The Avenue of Honour, which is lined by hundreds of elm, oaks and plane trees, planted to honour those who served during World War One.
Two interchanges serve the urban area - the Gisborne Road full diamond and Bacchus Marsh Road half diamond. The Western Freeway which is the main route to both Melbourne approximately 48 minutes in the east and Ballarat 46 minutes to the west. Bacchus Marsh Village shopping centre is its main indoor shopping mall. Housing development has also occurred in the natural extension of Bacchus Marsh like Underbank , and its surrounding areas including Parwan , Hopetoun Park and Merrimu. When entering Bacchus Marsh from Melbourne, the main road into town is The Avenue of Honour, which is lined by hundreds of elm, oaks and plane trees, planted to honour those who served during World War One. The circuit drive around the cross monument offers impressive views across the rich farming land along The Avenue of Honour and towards the surrounding mountain ranges. Bacchus Marsh railway station in Maddingley Automobiles are the main form of transport. To gain an overview of Bacchus Marsh and the surrounding fertile valley, there are a couple of good vantage points. The Merrimu Reservoir, just a short drive drive north of town, offers BBQ and picnic facilities beside the water supply for towns in the area. A bus service connects the station with the town centre and other residential areas. Aerial perspective of Bacchus Marsh. The township itself has a long history, dating back to the days when gold was first discovered in nearby Ballarat during the s. This road leads directly into the commercial centre of town which offers a mix of retail outlets in both historic and modern buildings. The road along the northern boundary of Bacchus Marsh Grammar School accessed via South Maddingley Road offers a more urban outlook with views over the town centre and surrounding residential areas and towards the mountain ranges in the north. The freeway divides Bacchus Marsh and its northern suburb Darley. The freeway was realigned under the Victorian Transport Plan bypassing Anthony's cutting, resulting in decreased travel time to Melbourne. Attractions within town include the historic Court House, the Tudor-style Border Inn, the Blacksmith's Cottage, and a number of churches dating back to the s. The Elms Family Medical Centre was established in and is actively involved in the teaching and mentoring of future general practitioners. Walks along the Lerderderg River provide access to the steep, rugged and overgrown Lerderderg Gorge and the extensive Wombat State Park that surrounds it, criss-crossed by four-wheel drive tracks, extensive bushwalking amongst historic mining relics and natural bush. The population of the urban area of Bacchus Marsh has grown by There are also picnic spots along the Lerderderg River, Werribee River and at the historic bridge over Djerriwarrh Creek, just off the Western Highway. The Chicory Kiln, in Taverner Street, has been preserved since its construction in when chicory roots were roasted before being ground and added to coffee. Bacchus Marsh is surrounded by a rich collection of state parks, national parks and waterways which offer bushwalking tracks and the opportunity to explore the scenic gorges and ranges in the area. The state suburb by the same name is home to 6,  people and contains the central business district. Recreation and open space[ edit ] Lerderderg River One of its principal recreation areas is Maddingley Park , which is a favourite picnic destination for both locals and visitors. Bacchus Marsh Airfield located in Parwan to the south provides for general aviation and the area is home to a flying school and three gliding clubs.
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