Latrobe City Visitor Guide

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CENTRAL GIPPSLAND — LATROBE CITY


Snow Gum • Near Vallejo Gantner Hut, near Mount Howitt #VisitCentralGippsland #CentralGippsland OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE | CENTRAL GIPPSLAND — LATROBE CITY


Welcome to

OUR REGION

ALBERTON BOOLARRA BRIAGOLONG CHURCHILL COWWARR DARGO GLENGARRY GOLDEN BEACH HEYFIELD LICOLA LOCH SPORT MAFFRA MOE MORWELL NEWBOROUGH PORT ALBERT ROSEDALE SALE SEASPRAY STRATFORD TINAMBA TOONGABBIE TRARALGON TYERS WALHALLA WOODSIDE YALLOURN NORTH YARRAM YINNAR

Central Gippsland and Latrobe City is the perfect place for a getaway with cool, temperate rainforests, amazing walking and cycling tracks, 90 miles of unspoiled beaches, an abundance of lakes and rivers, spectacular views and a myriad of heritage to sink yourself into. Explore one of Victoria’s emerging food bowls when you travel through the region by visiting our fantastic local producers, makers and growers all set to welcome you to sample the amazing wares that they have to offer. The region offers a great selection of roadside markets and stalls to grab all your fresh produce while travelling through, or why not stop in at one of our local pubs or restaurants and choose from menus filled with local delights. Whether free camping by a river or living it up in a 4 ½ star hotel in the CBD, Central Gippsland can offer a variety of quality accommodation options to suit every visitor. Stay a while and enjoy discovering our beautiful region at your own pace. LIKE, SHARE, FOLLOW We love seeing your adventures and top spots to visit. Share your photos and stories with us by tagging our socials #LoveLatrobe #VisitLatrobeCity #VisitCentralGippsland and #CentralGippsland on your posts, so more people can enjoy the world from your view.

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‘The Southern Cross and Nerran the Moon’, Yarram, sculpture by Deb Milligan and Col Little #VisitCentralGippsland #CentralGippsland

TRADITIONAL OWNERS OF LATROBE CITY AND WELLINGTON SHIRE The Gunaikurnai nation are the Traditional Owners of Latrobe City and Wellington Shire. Today there are approximately 3000 Gunaikurnai people across the region, and their traditional lands cover the coastal and inland areas of Gippsland to the southern slopes of the Victorian Alps. The Gunaikurnai nation is made up of five major clans. These are the Brabralung Clan in Central Gippsland, Brataulung Clan in South Gippsland, Krauatungalung Clan near the Snowy River, Tatungalung Clan near Lakes Entrance and the Brayakaulung (Braiakaulung) Clan whose traditional territory covers the Latrobe City municipality. We acknowledge and respect the special contributions made to our community by the Traditional Owners. We appreciate Traditional Owner representation on Council’s committees and groups. OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE | CENTRAL GIPPSLAND — LATROBE CITY

We respect the role of the Traditional Owners and its corporation in matters related to country, culture and Native Title. We understand the history of dispossession and movement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Gippsland and the impact this has had to the cultural lores of the Traditional Owners.

OUR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER COMMUNITY As well as Traditional Owners from the Gunaikurnai Nation, Latrobe City and Wellington Shire are home to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from many different areas of Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and Community Members are highly regarded among the wider community. Their leadership within and contribution to our community is significant and valued.


Contents

04. 48 HOURS IN

38. OUTDOOR EXPLORING

CENTRAL GIPPSLAND

06. EVENTS

48. ACTIVE OUTDOORS

14. EAT, DRINK & INDULGE

54. STAY

20. ARTS, CULTURE &

64. EMERGENCY & SERVICE

HERITAGE

INFORMATION

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Khristian Mizzi, Larobe Performing Arts #VisitLatrobeCity #LoveLatrobe

FRIDAY NIGHT 6PM – 8PM Dine out in one of Latrobe City’s many pubs, cafés or restaurants. Share tapas with friends or get cosy by the fire with wine and woodfired pizzas. Savour the delicious flavours of Gippsland, with renowned chefs using quality ingredients. Let the kids play at family bistros designed with them in mind, or simply enjoy quality classic pub fare.

8PM – 11PM Attend a performance at Latrobe Performing Arts Centre or soak up the local music scene at a bar or club. Family activities include disco bowling, laser tag, dodgems, glow in the dark mini golf or kick back and take in a movie.

11PM Modern motels or serviced apartments, country bed and breakfasts or caravan parks, you’re bound to find something just right for you to rest your head.

SATURDAY MORNING 7AM – 8AM Start the day with a walk or a bike ride, take the opportunity to explore the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail or catch some early morning OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE | CENTRAL GIPPSLAND — LATROBE CITY

birdlife at the Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve.

8AM -10AM There’s no shortage of breakfast options in Latrobe City. Opt for a leisurely brunch, or grab a coffee on the go and check out a local market on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.

10AM Follow the Princes Highway to Morwell and browse the Latrobe Regional Gallery and discover the thousands of colourful roses at the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden. For the kids there are trampolines, climbing walls, ropes course, mini golf, play grounds, bike paths…the list is endless.

SATURDAY LUNCH 12PM Stop at the Gippsland Immigration Park and Wall of Recognition, search the names of immigrants to Gippsland and walk the lake to journey through Gippsland’s history. Make the most of the BBQ and picnic facilities. There’s a playground for the kids too. Dine in style at Narkoojee Winery, offering cellar door, award winning wines, restaurant, and impressive views.


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Shop up a storm in Traralgon where you will find boutique stores and major retailers all conveniently located within the CBD.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at one of our choice cafes or bakeries in the town centre, and of course hunt for that elusive amazing coffee.

Step back in time and learn the history of the Latrobe Valley power industry at the Powerworks Museum in Morwell or experience the 1800s at Old Gippstown in Moe.

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4PM Head East to Rosedale and enjoy a quick stop at this town known for its cafe culture and quirky shops.

Jump aboard the historic Rubeena and head back in time with Captain Alan as you work your way down the port, hear about the history of the area, the waterways and find some wildlife as you sail past. View the historic Swing Bridge from the waterway and marvel at the architectural masterpiece.

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Enjoy a wander around the town with playgrounds for the kids to enjoy and a life size statue of the famous racehorse, Patrobus.

Stop by the Port of Sale Wellington Centre and immerse yourself in culture with the Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale Library and many other great spaces for the whole family to enjoy.

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON

As you enter Sale, you’ll find endless possibilities to enjoy. From the historic Swing Bridge (just outside of town), the amazing Port of Sale with waterbirds galore to admire or the Sale Botanic Gardens to meander through (there’s plenty of space for the children to run around and enjoy here too).

7PM Stop by one of the many pubs or restaurants to sample some of the regions best produce and meals you can find.

8:30PM Head to one of the local bars to grab a drink and hear some of our great local musicians.

11PM Rest your head at one of our choice hotels or motels to recharge for another full day ahead!

SUNDAY MORNING 7AM Get out in nature by visiting the Lake Guthridge precinct and taking a walk around our inland lake with fitness circuit, fountain and play equipment for the children along the way.

1PM Grab a quick bite to eat while overlooking the Port of Sale at either Portside Food & Wine or The Dock Espresso Bar.

2PM Jump in the car and head towards Maffra and experience automotive history at the awardwinning Gippsland Vehicle Collection. The team at the Collection pride themselves on a stunning rotating display of motor vehicles, motorbikes, push bikes, horse drawn vehicles and much more.

3PM Stretch your legs before hitting the road at the Maffra Wetlands, a haven to migratory birds. The Wetlands is a great short walk with an abundance of flora and fauna for you to take in.

4PM Travel the C105 and enjoy the wide-open vistas of the Country Drive. As you work your way back towards home, you’ll find many great options to grab a meal and wind down from this great weekend! 05.


Glenmaggie Blues and Roots Festival #VisitCentralGippsland #CentralGippsland

JANUARY Darts Australia GrandPrix Held at the Italian Australian Club Morwell see the best in Australia compete over the Australia Day weekend.

AGL Loy Yang Traralgon International Tennis Championships The best junior players in the world compete at the Traralgon Tennis Centre in this lead-up event to the Australian Open.

Power Boat Racing (Lake Glenmaggie) Glenmaggie and District Boat Club brings the lake alive with power boat racing action.

Sale Swap Meet MDCC General swap meet for you to discover that treasured part or a unique old find.

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Golden Beach Fishing Carnival Held over the Australia Day weekend, this Carnival features a fishing competition, market, bowls and much more.

FEBRUARY Latrobe Valley Maltese Festa A biennial festival to celebrate all things Malta. To be held in 2022.

Latrobe Valley Street Machine Car Show Get up close and personal with some amazing street machines, all in the name of charity.

Tarra Bulga Rainforest Rhythms Blues and folk music in amongst an inspiring Mountain Ash rainforest setting.

Gippy Rocks Full weekend with old school Rock and Roll as the focus, with dance competitions, markets and demonstrations.


Race the Rubeena

Tarra Festival

A unique event where runners go up against the historic boat ‘Rubeena’ in either a 5km or 10km run.

Four days of family fun over Easter, with kids entertainment, street parade, fireworks and much more to experience.

MARCH

Tinamba Food and Wine Festival

Boolarra Folk Festival Enjoy wonderful folk music in the park as well as the art, craft and food market , and discourse the work of many local artists. Weekend prior to Labour Day weekend.

Duncan’s Run An ultra-marathon event held in the beautiful rainforest trails of Gippsland’s Tarra Bulga National Park

Marlay Point Overnight Yacht Race Annual overnight yacht race for trailer sailors from Marlay Point to Paynesville.

Sale Music Festival A full day of local musicians held in the Sale Botanic Gardens with activities for the kids.

Glenmaggie Blues and Roots Festival An annual festival to sit back and soak up Australia’s best Blues & Roots music in awesome surrounds with lake views and a magnificent outdoor arena.

Latrobe Sister Cities Festival Festival celebrates Latrobe City’s sister relationships with Takasago in Japan and Taizhou in China.

APRIL Inline Hockey Australian Club Championships Only National Club Championship Tournament for Inline Hockey in Australia held at Stadium 34 in Moe over the Easter weekend.

90 Mile Beach Surf Fishing Competition Annual Surf Fishing Competition known as Australia’s largest surf fishing competition is held over the Easter weekend.

Annual one day event celebrating the best of Central and East Gippsland’s food and wine.

Loch Sport Easter Festival Annual market and festival day hosted by Loch Sport Lions Club at the Lake Street Reserve.

Maffra Lawn Tennis Easter Tournament A great weekend long tournament for singles, doubles and families over the Easter weekend.

Shakespeare on the River Festival This two week long festival celebrates all things Shakespeare, with performances, faire day and plenty of medieval entertainment. Runs into May.

MAY Shakespeare on the River Festival cont. Latrobe Valley Veterans Badminton Tournament Badminton Tournament for players over 35 years of age held at the Traralgon Sports Stadium – 3rd weekend in May.

Heyfield Vintage Machinery Rally Annual Vintage Rally has something for everyone from stationary engines, steam engines, draft horses, motorbike displays, food stalls and kids’ entertainment.

JUNE Traralgon Marathon and Running Festival The longest running Marathon in Australia incorporating four events, marathon, half marathon, 10km and kids 2km run. 07.


Briagolong Film Festival A weekend celebrating some of the cinematic marvels, short films and some home-grown favourites.

Briagolong Farmers and Artists Market This annual market prides itself on being dedicated to everything made and sourced from the land or by hand.

JULY Latrobe City Mixed Triples Bocce Classic Championship See the best regional, interstate and local teams compete at the Gippsland Bocce Centre, Morwell in this triples competition. First weekend in July.

SEPTEMBER Tops off for Cancer (GVC) Fundraiser by Gippsland Vehicle Collection, car displays, entertainment and food.

OCTOBER Club Astoria Octoberfest Experience the German culture, with national food, art and craft and plenty of German beer!

Sale Cup Day (Sale Turf Club)

NOVEMBER

Australian Paper Tyers Art Festival Provides a major cultural event for the small rural hamlet of Tyers includes Art Show and Food & Wine Festival.

International Rose Garden Festival Morwell A festival showcasing the world renowned Morwell Centenary Rose Garden. Third weekend in November.

Gippsland Antiques and Collectables Fair A collectors delight, this fair attracts exhibitors and patrons state wide to Kernot Hall, Morwell. Held third weekend in November.

Glenmaggie Cup Power boats race day featuring Glenmaggie Cup, Australian Championships, Daryl Hamilton Memorial.

Glenmaggie Country Rock Festival Music festival featuring the best of country rock in a great setting by the lake.

Maffra Makers Market Market featuring the best of everything made by Gippsland producers.

Race day featuring the Ladbroke’s Cup.

Traralgon Cup

Heyfield Food and Wine Festival

Featuring Fashions on the Field.

Local food and wine festival, featuring great producers and makers.

DECEMBER

Briagolong Foothills Music & Arts Festival

See the dogs fly at the annual Sale Greyhound Cup, with entertainment, food and all the racing action.

Weekend of arts and music in the foothills of the Great Divide. Workshops and concerts.

Ag Shows (Maffra, Sale, Yarram) Agricultural Shows held with a variety of rides, carnival side shows, ag events and other entertainment.

Moe Cup

A family fun day at the races.

Sale Greyhound Cup

Maffra Christmas Festival

Annual Christmas Festival with street performances, food, shopping and much more to enjoy.

Blue Gables Carols by the Barrels

Annual Christmas event held at the beautiful Blue Gables Vineyard.

Please note that all events will be subject to government restrictions regarding Covid 19. Please check with the Visitor Information Centres for up to date information nearer the time.


WHETHER YOU ARE IN SALE TO E N J OY A V I S I T, OR ON BUSINESS, THE PORT OF SALE HAS SOMETHING FOR YOU TO EXPERIENCE. Spend the day wandering around the amazing art in the Gallery, enjoy a coffee and a read in comfort at the Sale Library or take in a show at The Wedge Performing Arts Centre. Visiting the area? The team at the Central Gippsland Visitor Centre are on board to give you some great advice on Gippsland. Business travellers don't worry we have you sorted as well. The Port of Sale is your home office in a glorious setting with workstations and meeting rooms, printing facilities, free Wi-Fi and much more to ensure that business continues to run smoothly.

Port of Sale 70 Foster Street, Sale VIC 3850, Telephone 1300 368 864 Email enquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au 09.


In clockwise direction from top left: Live Music, Saturday Night Performances, Glorious Blooms, Costa and Dirt Girl • #VisitLatrobeCity #LoveLatrobe

THE INTERNATIONAL ROSE GARDEN FESTIVAL MORWELL The Morwell Centenary Rose Garden is showcased each year on the third weekend in November with a festival celebrating all things roses, gardening, sustainability and community pride. The International Rose Garden Festival Morwell features Gippsland food and wine producers, garden stalls, live music, workshops, talks, masterclasses, free children’s activities and live bee hives.

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Appearances from celebrity gardener’s and children entertainers are a highlight, along with the Midsummer Night Lights Show. See the garden transform into a colourful wonderland on the Saturday night with an interactive light installation, roving entertainment and live music. A family friendly festival with activities for all ages and offers free admission all weekend. Explore over 4000 roses in the heart of Morwell and see why the garden is one of only 33 rose gardens in the world to receive the ‘Award of Garden Excellence’ by the World Federation of Rose Societies. irgfm.com.au | 1300 367 700


Tinamba Food and Wine Festival #VisitCentralGippsland #CentralGippsland

TINAMBA FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL Held on the grounds of the prestigious Tinamba Hotel, the Tinamba Food and Wine Festival brings together Gippsland based winemakers, food producers and local entertainment.

chance to speak directly with the people who make their wines and can help you pick that perfect drop.

The Tinamba Food and Wine Festival is a great opportunity to sample some of the regions best producers including new wine vintages and of course some old favourites.

And of course, you cannot forget to pair your wines with fantastic snacks and meals, including a range of offerings from the renowned Tinamba Hotel, Bancroft Bites, Duart Homestead, Forge Creek Lamb, Picnic Point and many more.

Some of East Gippsland’s winemakers that attend is: Blue Gables, Glenmaggie Wines, Lightfoot & Sons, Mt Moornapa, Nicholson River and Tambo Estate. You also have the

The grounds of the Hotel make for a perfect spot to sit, enjoy some delectable regional produce and of course be entertained by some of East Gippsland’s best musical acts.

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Shakespeare on the River, Stratford #VisitCentralGippsland #CentralGippsland

SHAKESPEARE ON THE RIVER FESTIVAL The Shakespeare on the River Festival is held annually to coincide with the great bards’ birthday. Hosted throughout the town of Stratford this festival focuses on showcasing community, professional theatre and the broader arts community in Central Gippsland. The Festival is held April/May each year and brings a great range of performances, stories and the ever-popular village faire. Centred around the historic Courthouse Theatre and Mechanics Hall the festival has something that will suit every taste in production. Originally formed back in 1991, Shakespeare on the River has undergone many changes, with each year showcasing a different theme relating to the works of William Shakespeare. It has grown to include several different workshops, performances and events from a variety of companies. OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE | CENTRAL GIPPSLAND — LATROBE CITY

The Festival has grown to include over 20 different events being performed over a two-and-a-half-week period. The people of Stratford, The Festival management team, the best artists from around the region, and guest Melbourne and Sydney based professional companies will take you on a culturally engaging journey back in time. The major highlight of the Festival is the Village Faire and Market Day, where a slice of Stratford is transformed to a Medieval thoroughfare with games, stalls, food and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Stalls host a wide variety of traditional arts and crafts, food and drinks and much more from a range of local producers and purveyors.


BOOLARRA FOLK FESTIVAL The Boolarra Folk Festival is a free annual community event held in the beautiful country township of Boolarra. Come along and enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere whilst enjoying some fantastic live music. The performers are a superb mix of local and state talent and Boolarra has the perfect shady setting for the festival. Patrons can hear over 8 hours of free music and browse 80 art, craft and food market stalls. The Art, Craft and Food Market provides visitors with the opportunity to discover the work of many local artisans. Boolarra Folk Festival #LoveLatrobe #VisitLatrobeCity

The multi-award winning Boolarra Folk Festival is unique to Gippsland. It is the only free folk festival that is an all-day event and is staged in one of the most beautiful parks in Gippsland.

CO R P O R AT E E VE N TS & W E D D I N G S

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SAVOUR GIPPSLAND’S BOUNTY Experience the bountiful yields of Gippsland’s fertile soil, proudly brought to you by passionate producers. Relax in leafy courtyards and sun soaked beer gardens, admire water and mountain views or be wowed with simply stunning landscapes. Enjoy light and tasty café brunches, share drinks and tapas with friends or spend an evening savouring culinary masterpieces by talented chefs in a fine dining restaurant. From our farms to your plate and our vines to your glass, let us look after you. You’ll be welcomed with open hearts by passionate producers around every corner, eager to share their love of both the region and their culinary arts. Farmers’ markets are in abundance, showing off delectable preserves, jams, cheeses, meats, fresh vegetables and fruit.

Narkoojee Winery, Glengarry #VisitLatrobeCity #LoveLatrobe

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Journey through Central Gippsland’s food and wine scene, with food for any mood and impressive views along the way. Our roads link award winning wineries, cheesemakers, bakers and brewers, providing the perfect excuse for a road trip. Take a trip through the next few pages and discover your next flavour experience…


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1 BLUE GABLES VINEYARD

100 Lanigan Road, Maffra West Upper Blue Gables is a boutique vineyard and cellar door nestled high above the beautiful Newry flats producing award winning hand-crafted wines. 03 5148 0372 | www.bluegables.com.au

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220 Francis Road, Glengarry A 5-red-star winery as rated by James Halliday - Awarded to only 7.9% of Australia’s wineries that are considered outstanding. 03 5192 4257 | www.narkoojee.com

5 TOMS CAP VINEYARD AND RETREAT 322 Lays Road, Willung South Toms Cap specialise in Chardonnay, Reisling, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

439 McLachlans Road, Tinamba Glenmaggie Wines prides itself on award winning Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

03 5194 2215 | www.tomscapvineyard.com.au

03 5145 1131 | www.glenmaggiewines.com

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MT MOORNAPA WINES

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TRARALGON VINEYARD

741 Briagalong-Stockdale Road, Stockdale A unique winery that specialises in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Reisling and Merlot.

140 Burnets Road, Traralgon Specialising in Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling Pinot/Chardonnay, Moscato, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Grenache.

0407 049 675

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BADGER & HARE

BLUE GABLES VINEYARD

GLENMAGGIE WINES

20 Tyers Street, Stratford

100 Lanigan Road, Maffra West Upper

439 McLachlans Road, Tinamba West

If you love wine, you’ll love Blue Gables Vineyard! Cellar Door open weekends 11-5pm, bookings essential. Wine tastings, wood fired pizza’s, local cheese platters, large outdoor seating area, live music. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

NEW CELLAR DOOR OPENING SOON!!!

Badger & Hare is an award winning café and an institution locally. Serious about coffee, they are recognised as one of the best in Gippsland! With their delicious and beautifully presented dishes taking inspiration from Melbourne Laneway culture, B&H boasts a quirky, inner city styled venue. 03 5145 7043 hello@badgerandhare.com.au

03 5148 0372 bluegables.com.au

Go to Glenmaggie Wines Facebook to see the amazing progress. 03 5145 1131 glenmaggiewines.com


MAFFRA COMMUNITY SPORTS CLUB 122-126 Johnson Street, Maffra Quality dining available in a relaxed atmosphere for members and guests. Visitors most welcome. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner. 03 5141 1566 | maffracommunitysportsclub.com.au

MOE RSL Dine in our restaurant, Banjo’s on Albert 7 days a week for lunch or dinner.

Relax with a drink and join in the fun with regular social activities and events. You’ll find ‘What’s On’ on our website.

Enjoy light lunches, bistro classics and fantastic specials.

Function rooms available for weddings, events and conferences.

63-67 Albert Street, Moe

03 5127 1007 | moersl.com.au


STAR HOTEL

THE VAULT ON CHURCH

173 Raymond Street, Sale

13-17 Church Street, Morwell

The Star Hotel remains the first choice for those looking for top quality hospitality. Our team of talented chefs create mouthwatering lunches, dinners and desserts that keep diners satisfied and coming back. Front bar, Bistro, TAB, Keno and Functions. The perfect place to relax for the night.

The Vault on Church is a modern dining experience with delicious food, St Ali’s coffee and a cocktail list to cater for everyone’s tastebuds.

03 5144 2024 starhotelsale.com.au

03 5134 2913 | hello@thevaultonchurch.com.au thevaultonchurch.com.au

RESTAURANT

Open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch and

CELLAR DOOR

Wednesday to Saturday for dinner the friendly staff will always greet you with a smile. The seasonal menu offers a large variety of delicious meals as well as weekly specials.

WEDDINGS

Cellar Door Open Daily 10:30am - 4:30pm Restaurant bookings: 03 5192 4550 Lunch: Thursday to Sunday, Dinner: Saturday JAMES HALLIDAY RATED 2020 220 Francis Road, Glengarry 3854 | 03 5192 4257 | narkoojee.com

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TRARALGON VINEYARD 140 Burnets Road, Traralgon Enjoy the wonderful views with all occasions private parties, wedding receptions, conferences, wakes, presentations, dinners and ceremonies in our chapel. Full bar and catering provided Restaurant for public casual dining, please check website for casual dining dates. 03 5174 0557 traralgonvineyard.com

TINAMBA HOTEL

4-6 Tinamba Seaton Rd, Tinamba Open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and Wednesday to Saturday for Dinner. Special 2 course lunch available. Gippsland Business of the Year 2019. 03 5145 1484 | tinambahotel.com.au


Yallourn North murals #VisitLatrobeCIty #LoveLatrobe

Boolarra mural #VisitLatrobeCIty #LoveLatrobe

Central Gippsland is home to a vibrant art community, with galleries, artist studios and street art dotted all over our map. Along the journey you can immerse yourself in history, culture and the arts in a variety of museums, indigenous art and performing arts centres. A highlight is the Open Studios events, where local artists open their doors for visitors to see them at work, offering tutorials, demonstrations and enabling you to ask them directly about their techniques. Follow them on Facebook for event details.

Newborough murals #VisitLatrobeCity #LoveLatrobe

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Bars and clubs offer a wide range of live music so you can enjoy some of our local talent while you are here. Keep an eye out for those relaxing Sunday afternoon music sessions at a winery.


‘Bill McKenzie and Toby’ Heesco Mural, Yarram #VisitCentralGippsland #CentralGippsland

Keep an eye out for the street art and murals that can be spotted across Central Gippsland, it’s sure to brighten your travels. Yarram has become a dedicated hub of HEESCO murals throughout the town. Heesco Khosnaran is a Mongolian born street artist based in Melbourne and has become widely known for his street art along silo trails and in many Victorian towns and throughout the world. Over a four-week period, Heesco transformed many buildings around Yarram into art highlights, each depicting a scene with local significance from indigenous history to individual stories. Along Narracan Drive in Newborough, Steve BECHAZ has used his talents to transform functional railway infrastructure into celebrations of Australian wildlife. In Morwell you can find a tribute to David Bowie, painted by Hayden DEWAR upon news of the musical icon’s death in January 2016.

In Traralgon you can find funky street art by JYSTA in the CBD. Heyfield Memorial Swimming Pool has recently been colourfully painted by local artist Tams HEZS as a gift to the community in which she grew up. As you drive around the region you’ll catch glimpses of one off murals in towns like Stratford, Boolarra, Churchill and Yallourn North even on the road between Yarram and Traralgon you’ll find an old dairy has been decorated as a librarian’s paradise of books. These are not the only masterpieces, why not hit the roads of Central Gippsland and spot some of the other amazing and unique street art that is popping up?

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by Gunai Artist Ronald Edwards Pepper

The first Gunaikurnai came down from the mountains in Victoria’s north-west carrying his canoe on his head. He was Borun, the pelican. He crossed over a deep river at what is now known as Sale, and walked on alone to Tarra Warackel (Port Albert) in the west. As he walked, he heard a constant tapping sound, but could not identify it.

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When he reached the deep water of the inlets, Borun put down his canoe and much to his surprise, there was a woman in it. She was Tuk, the musk duck. He was happy to see her and she became his wife and the mother of the Gunaikurnai people. They are the parents of the five Gunaikurnai clans.


Latrobe Regional Gallery #VisitLatrobeCity #LoveLatrobe

LATROBE REGIONAL GALLERY

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Latrobe Regional Gallery presents an exciting program of contemporary art for our region and visitors to enjoy.

A unique centre for creativity and contemporary art. This artist-run, non-profit organisation is a vital link within the Gippsland art community. arc, was established in 1982 by a group of young artists as a meeting place and work space, which today houses its administration base, retail outlet, private studios and fully equipped public access areas for printmaking, ceramics, metalwork, photography, painting and drawing. Workshops are held on a regular basis throughout the year.

Discover one of the largest public galleries in eastern Victoria, with seven gallery spaces and a changing exhibition program that offers a blend of unique local perspectives, curated exhibitions of note and artworks from their collection. Located in the heart of Morwell, Latrobe Regional Gallery is a quick walk from Morwell Train Station and there is plenty of parking nearby. Stay for lunch at the onsite cafe or explore the shop filled with handmade treasures from Gippsland artists and makers. Make your own adventure, immerse yourself in something different and explore more.

The high quality exhibitions hosted monthly in the elegant Gallery are diverse with an emphasis on artwork of a contemporary nature. arc open hours are 12 noon to 4pm Wednesday to Saturday.

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SWITCHBACK GALLERY Designed by architect Roberta Rees and set amid tranquil landscaped gardens at Federation university in Churchill, the gallery provides an important showcase for the work of young and emerging artists and touring exhibitions. The Gallery hosts about ten exhibitions each year, featuring work from students as well as regional, metropolitan and international artists. The broad-ranging program includes contemporary work from all disciplines and is designed to encourage free-ranging discussion and debate between students, staff and the community.

Switchback Gallery, Churchill #VisitLatrobeCity

GIPPSLAND ART GALLERY Gippsland Art Gallery was established in 1965 as the Sale Regional Arts Centre, and it was the first public art venue to open east of Melbourne. Every year the Gallery hosts around thirty exhibitions of local, national and international significance, in addition to ongoing and evolving displays of the permanent collection. The theme of the Gallery is Gippsland and the natural environment. Visitors will experience the best of Gippsland art and culture, in addition to exhibitions by some of Australia’s most admired artists. One of the key attractions of the Gallery is a dedicated showcase of works by environmental textile artist Annemieke Mein OAM.

Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale #VisitCentralGippsland

BRIAGOLONG ART GALLERY Briagolong Art Gallery is a contemporary gallery in the heart of beautiful Briagolong. The Gallery’s ever-changing exhibitions showcase work from the best of Gippsland’s printmakers, painters, photographers and sculptors. Briagolong Art Gallery is artist-run and open every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4 pm. Briagolong Art Gallery #VisitCentralGippsland

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Yarram Courthouse Gallery and Information Centre #VisitCentralGippsland #CentralGippsland

YARRAM COURTHOUSE GALLERY Yarram Courthouse Gallery is a community art space located in picturesque Yarram. It is run by a dedicated team of Yarram Courthouse Gallery Inc, volunteers. The heritage listed building, built in 1906, has a unique architectural design reflective of the dedicated and talented craftsmen of its time. The building was once home to the former Yarram Magistrates Court. The gallery is open every day and shares its home with the local information centre and a gift shop selling local artisan made, arts and crafts style giftware.

OTHER GALLERIES AND STUDIOS TO VISIT: • Maffra Exhibition Space • Segue in Stratford • Jenny Peterson Studio, Boolarra • Post Office Gallery, Loch Sport • ArtyBird Australia Studio, Tanjil South • Traralgon and District Art Society • Warren Curry Studio, Port Albert • Art-FX Sharon Anderson Studio, Moe • William Holt Art Gallery and Studio, Tarra Valley • Lauren Perkins Art Studio, Newborough • John Brady Wood Sculpture Gallery, Fulham 25.


Old Gippstown, Moe #VisitLatrobeCity #LoveLatrobe

No matter what you are looking for, one of Central Gippsland’s magnificent museums are set to welcome and amaze you. From historic townships to naval heritage, our museums showcase the region with fascinating displays housed in some unique buildings.

OLD GIPPSTOWN HERITAGE PARK

OLD BROWN COAL MINE MUSEUM

This historic ‘town’ is a collection of authentic buildings dating from the 1840s to the 1930s. Featuring several National Trust classified buildings and one of the best collections of horse-drawn vehicles and farm equipment in Australia, it also includes the Dr Andrew’s (the ’father’ of Yallourn) collection and the Narracan Mechanics’ Institute library. Browse through the main street shops and soak up the atmosphere of Gippsland’s settlement past. Visit the original relocated buildings and their collections such as “Rhoden’s Halfway House” one of the few remaining Cobb & Co. inns in existence. Watch out for their upcoming events which are great fun for the whole family, including Fairies in the Park, Easter Fair, Halloween, car shows, markets and school holiday activities to transport the kids back in time.

The museum holds an extensive display of photographic memoriabilia depicting the early days of the old town and open cut, both known as Brown Coal Mine prior to 1947. An extension to the main building houses a 6 Mega Watt Turbine Generator from the now demolished Yallourn Power Station. The room, known as the Yallourn Power Station Turbine Annexe, also displays other general power station memorabilia. Throughout the year, the society conducts a series of special displays. These displays have featured general memorabilia, old tins, old tools, club trophies, ANZAC displays, wedding and debutante dresses.

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Old Brown Coal Mine Museum, Yallourn North #VisitLatrobeCity

of war and peace since 1885. The Museum is open Saturday to Monday, 10am to 4pm. The Museum also includes a research library where you can search through family histories, books and logs.

PINO DERIU GEMSTONE AND MINERAL COLLECTION Situated at the Maffra Visitor Centre, this important collection of minerals, gemstones and fossils features the lifelong work of Pino Deriu. Pino (a Sardinian immigrant) arrived in Australia in 1952. Apart from a wide and fully representative range of Australian specimens, the collection also contains extremely rare items from Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. Pino’s preference was to leave most of the specimens he collected in their natural state rather than have them cut, polished or mounted, which adds to the scientific value of the collection. Open 7 Days a week.

POWERWORKS Get switched on at the PowerWorks Museum, dedicated to the Latrobe Valley mining and power generation industry with educational and interactive displays to excite all ages. Dredger 21 sits at the entrance of the centre, with barbeques, picnic tables and ample parking available. Although tours inside the power stations are no longer running, you can venture on a self drive tour (map available from PowerWorks or Latrobe Visitor Information Centre). Open Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm.

GIPPSLAND ARMED FORCES MUSEUM

Dredger bucket wheel, Powerworks Museum, Morwell #VisitLatrobeCity

Gippsland Armed Forces Museum, Fulham #VisitCentralGippsland

The Gippsland Armed Forces Museum highlights the role played by Gippslanders in our Defence Forces with a variety of exhibits featuring art, film, heraldry, photographs, private records and technology to illustrate the role Gippsland men and women have played in the Defence of our country in times 27.


LATROBE VALLEY MALTESE MUSEUM

Maltese Museum, Morwell #VisitLatrobeCIty #LoveLatrobe

Gippsland Regional Maritime Museum, Port Albert #VisitCentralGippsland

Australia’s first and only Maltese Museum dedicated to preserving Maltese culture. Displaying handcrafted miniature replicas of Maltese historical buildings, a replica of a Maltese fishing boat called luzzu, traditional costumes, newsletters, model knights and symbols of the Order of the Knights of St John and traditional cooking utensils that were brought by the first Maltese immigrants to Australia.

GIPPSLAND REGIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM The Gippsland Regional Maritime Museum is in Gippsland’s first port, Port Albert, discovered in 1841 by the survivors of the wreck of the steamer Clonmel on the Ninety Mile Beach. The Museum has an extensive collection of historic artefacts, photos and documents housed in the heritage listed Bank of Victoria built in 1861 to store gold from the Gippsland Gold Rush. The Museum houses an extensive library and archive which is available for research and there is a comprehensive education kit of student activities. The museum is open 10am to 4pm daily from September to May. Weekends and school holidays June to August.

OTHER MUSEUMS TO VISIT: • Gippsland Vehicle Collection Maffra • Sale Historical Museum • Maffra Sugar Beet Museum • Dargo Heritage Museum • Sale Water Tower Museum • West Sale Migrant Memorial • Morwell Historical Society • Timeless Memories Museum Sale Sale Water Tower Museum #VisitCentralGippsland

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• Victorian Timber Workers Memorial • Heyfield & Districts Historical Museum


Passionate PERFORMANCES

LATROBE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE Make your overnight stay a night to remember, and let us entertain you! With the very best drama, comedy, dance and live music on tour, home-grown talents and much more, a unique live experience is waiting for you to discover right here in Latrobe City. Just a short stroll from Traralgon’s cosmopolitan mix of dining experiences to suit any taste, you’ll find plenty of live performance that suits your tastes too or be bold and try something new. Visit now to enjoy a regional theatre experience with old school charm, or discover our new state of the art creative precinct opening mid-2021. Make your own story, experience something different and explore more.

THE WEDGE The Wedge is a contemporary hub for performing arts and entertainment complete with theatre, versatile meeting rooms and modern café. This multi award winning venue provides outstanding facilities and services for touring theatre performances, corporate events, local theatre groups, social gatherings, wedding receptions, parties, conventions, exhibitions and more. The venue of choice for private, business and community functions in Gippsland; our meeting rooms provide a more intimate space for smaller function requirements and can be arranged in any number of ways to suit your individual requirements, whether for commercial or personal activities. 29.


Walhalla AND SURROUNDS Located north of Traralgon and Moe, the unique township of Walhalla was once home to 3000 residents, 10 hotels, 7 churches, as well as schools and shops, all thanks to the large gold deposit within the mountain. Wander the towns many walks and learn about the ‘rich’ gold mining history. Climb on board the Walhalla Goldfields Railway which winds through Stringers Creek Gorge to Thomson Station. Delve deep into the mountain for a fascinating tour of the Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine, or take a ghost tour at night to discover a different aspect of Walhalla’s past. Learn about the social history of the town in the Corner Store and Museum or take a walk to the unique hilltop cricket pitch. OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE | CENTRAL GIPPSLAND — LATROBE CITY

Nearby you’ll find Rawson and Erica. Both towns offer accommodation and places to eat making it a great central location for your outdoor adventure fix. Surrounded by ultimate alpine adventures including bushwalking, mountain hiking and biking trails and rugged 4WD voyages. With the Mount Baw Baw National Park and Thomson River nearby, there is something all year round. In the winter season, ski hire in Erica will help you explore the cross country and family play snowfield of Mt St Gwinear.


Latrobe Regional Gallery presents an exciting program of contemporary art for our region and visitors to enjoy. Visit us when you visit Latrobe City, and take the time to explore more. Entry to the gallery is free.

138 Commercial Road, Morwell VIC 3840 Open Weekdays: 10am to 5pm Weekends: 11am to 4pm

Image Credit: Weapons for the Soldier: Protecting Country, Culture and Family, a touring exhibition by the APY Art Centre Collective and Hazelhurst Arts Centre.

latroberegionalgallery.com lrg@latrobe.vic.gov.au 03 5128 5700

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Dargo C601

Licola

C486

Briagolong C494

Walhalla Erica

Tinamba

Heyfield Cowwarr

C105

Maffra Stratford

C487 C488 C105

Moe

Newborough

A1

A1

Traralgon To Melbourne

Sale

Rosedale

Golden Beach

Morwell

Seaspray

C483

Yarram Port Albert

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Melbourne

Central Gippsland

Melbourne

Warragul

Yarragon

Moe

Traralgon

Walhalla

Mt Baw Baw NP

Tarra-Bulga NP

Yarram

Sale

Port Albert

Dargo

Loch Sport

Melbourne

-

105

118

135

164

181

176

208

222

214

236

325

Moe

135

32

18

-

26

46

83

66

88

83

95

191

Traralgon

164

58

47

26

-

47

108

33

59

55

73

162

Walhalla

181

78

64

46

47

-

119

82

106

99

116

204

Distance in Approx Kms.

Mt Baw Baw NP

176

87

81

83

108

119

-

141

157

149

177

236

Tarra-Bulga NP

208

105

84

66

33

82

141

-

31

88

43

188

Yarram

222

119

105

88

59

106

157

31

-

72

14

180

Sale

214

111

99

83

55

99

149

88

72

-

85

112

Port Albert

236

129

115

95

73

116

177

43

14

85

-

190 33.


JOHN BRADY WOOD SCULPTURE GALLERY

LATROBE PERFORMING ARTS

MINIATURE STEAM AND DIESEL TRAIN RIDES

4176 Princes Highway, Fulham

Grey Street, Traralgon

Open weekends and public holidays, 9.30am – 4.30pm or by appointment.

Discover unique live performance right here in Latrobe City.

Gippsland Model Engineering Society, Newman Park, Traralgon

Find us on Facebook John Brady Chainsaw Wood Sculpture

Box Office 03 5176 3333 latrobe.vic.gov.au/lpawhatson

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0409187 590

Operates - weather permitting: 4th Sunday each month February to November, 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. Party bookings available. Vehicle access via Peterkin Street. 0457 317 655 gmessecretary@outlook.com

MOE

Experience Gippsland in the 1850s and walk the streets of Old Gippstown. See the classic vehicles And learn about the early European Settlement of Victoria. 211 Lloyd Street, Moe, 3825

5127 3082 Park Open 7 days a week 10am till 4pm Café Open 7 days 8am till 4pm WWW.GIPPSLANDHERITAGEPARK.COM.AU ENQUIRIES@GIPPSLANDHERITAGEPARK.COM.AU


Port Albert Maritime Museum

Open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily Sep-May. Weekends and school holidays Jun-Aug. Closed till Sep 2020 due to covid except for organised groups.

The Port Albert Maritime Museum is located in Gippsland’s first port, discovered in 1841 by the survivors of the wreck of the steamer Clonmel. It has an extensive collection of historic artifacts housed in the heritage-listed Bank of Victoria built in 1861 to store gold from the Gippsland Gold Rush.

78 Tarraville Rd, Port Albert Phone 03 5183 2520 portalbertmaritimemuseum.com.au

POWERWORKS Ridge Road, Morwell Powerworks is dedicated to the power industry with educational talks and interactive displays. Open Sat, Sun and Public Holidays (except Good Friday and Christmas Day) 10am-3pm. Other days by appointment. Car and Coach Parking. powerworks@powerworks.net.au powerworks.net.au

TARRA FESTIVAL Yarram The Tarra Festival has been held each Easter in Yarram since 1972. One of the most popular festivals in Gippsland, it includes the iconic street

parade on Sat and Fireworks on Easter Sun as well as around 50 family events that are either low cost or free. Markets, Fun Days, Concerts, Movies, Egg Hunts, Art Shows, Circus School and heaps more. Most events are accessible, family and dog friendly.

Facebook : @tarrafestival | tarrafestival.com.au


BRIAGOLONG ART GALLERY 26 Avon Street, Briagolong Contemporary art space, regularly changing exhibitions of works by local and invited artists. Variety of hand-crafted items and original art cards for sale. Open: Saturday, Sunday and public holidays - 11am to 4pm 0429 196 269 briagolongartgallery@gmail.com

GIPPSLAND VEHICLE COLLECTION 1A Sale-Maffra Road, Maffra New exhibitions every March, July and November of vintage, veteran, classic and modern vehicles, including cars, motorbikes, agricultural

machinery, a guard’s train carriage and more! Model World Maffra features 3500 die cast models, one of Australia’s largest public displays.

03 5147 3223 | www.gippslandvehiclecollection.org.au

OLD BROWN COAL MINE MUSEUM 12-16 Third Street, Yallourn North An extensive display of memorabilia from the early days of the old town and open cut, both known as Brown Coal Mine prior to 1947. Open Sunday 10am-4pm and Monday and Tuesday 10am - 3pm 03 5167 1046 browncoalminemuseum. websyte.com.au

Sero - Heyfield Wetlands #VisitCentralGippsland


WARREN CURRY ART STUDIO WALHALLA GOLDFIELDS the Thomson River across RAILWAY Walhalla Station, Walhalla A ride on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway is truly an unforgettable experience, through lush mountain habitat. The journey offers wonderful views of Stringers Creek as it meanders down the gorge to

eight trestle bridges and along a narrow shelf cut into the mountainside. One hour return journey, gift shop, snacks and souvenirs available. For more information and complete timetable visit our website.

69 Tarraville Road, Port Albert Artist Warren Curry’s Gallery is always a major drawcard for Port Albert, featuring paintings of local subjects and overseas as well as more modern figurative works. 03 5183 2588 warrencurry.com

0491 741 822 | walhallarail.com.au

Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine Take a guided tour through one of Victoria’s great gold mines, from which 13.7 tonnes was won.

Museum

Blacksmith Shop

: Monday to Friday 1:30pm only Weekends and Holiday periods : 12 noon, 1:30pm and 3pm. Group tours available by arrangement. 165 Main Road, Walhalla OPEN DAILY including Christmas Day

Pet friendly

(03) 5165 6259 tours@walhallaboard.org.au www.walhallaboard.org.au


Golden Beach #VisitCentralGippsland

Central Gippsland boasts a variety of experiences for you to explore the great outdoors, with everything from the Mountains to the Sea, Rainforests and Gorges and everything in between. The area is known for the longest unbroken stretch of sand on the 90 Mile Beach, National Parks for those into 4-wheel driving or bushwalking, an abundance of lakes and rivers to fish, swim or boat in and a myriad of waterfalls to enjoy. If you prefer to jump in the car and explore the outdoors that way, we also have a great range of Touring Routes that are perfect for you.

NATIONAL AND STATE PARKS Moondarra State Park located in Moondarra on the northern edge of the Latrobe Valley, is home to an area of over 6000 hectares of forest, which has become a haven for native flora and fauna and is a perfect spot to bushwalk and picnic. Morwell National Park is situated in the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges and there is plenty to do to keep you on the move and in the great outdoors. Enjoy activities including picnicking, bird watching, bushwalking and nature study. The best way to enjoy the park is to walk through it, following either Fosters Gully Nature Walk or Stringybark Ridge. You can experience exceptional views across the Latrobe Valley from Jumbuk Road. Alternatively, the Kerry Road Picnic Area is an ideal place to have a peaceful picnic in a quiet bushland setting. Tarra Bulga National Park is one of Central Gippsland’s best kept secrets. Hidden within the Strzelecki Ranges, Tarra Bulga features OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE | CENTRAL GIPPSLAND — LATROBE CITY

lush fern-filled gullies, giant Mountain Ash and ancient forest areas. With many walks to enjoy, the park is a great place to get outdoors and explore a variety of natural wonders. Alpine National Park offers a range of experiences for those who love to get outdoors and explore nature either on foot, bicycle or by car. There are great walks such as the Bryce Gorge Circuit or Tali Karng Trails. Or, if you prefer to head bush for a spot of 4-wheel driving, we love the tracks out from Licola and Dargo heading into the park where you can experience great river crossings and some of the best 4WD tracks on this side of the Great Divide. Located just out of Sale, the Sale Common River Heritage and Wetlands Trail has a variety of walks over boardwalks to lookouts and bird hides where you can overlook the freshwater marshes and abundance of waterbirds and a great variety of plants and smaller pond life of the morass.


BEAUTIFUL BEACHES The small coastal town of Woodside is all about that relaxed coastal chill. It is a great spot to camp and explore the vast vistas of the 90 Mile Beach. Over summer the Woodside Beach is a patrolled beach by a dedicated team of surf life savers. If you prefer to getaway from other people, McLoughlin’s and Reeves Beaches are the perfect spots for you. These two tranquil areas are on the southernmost edge of the 90 Mile Beach and are still one of our best kept secret spots for fishing or camping away from it all. At the heart of Central Gippsland’s coast, you’ll find the small coastal town of Seaspray. Seaspray has great access to the 90 Mile Beach, manned surf life saving during summer (with meals available as well) and a fantastic caravan park to stay and enjoy the beach in peace. If you prefer creature comforts, there are a number of holiday houses for you to rent and relax like you are at home.

Morwell National Park #VisitLatrobeCity

Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club #VisitCentralGippsland

Just down the road from Seaspray, you’ll find both Golden Beach and Paradise Beach, these quiet towns are an ideal way to escape the world and sink your toes in the sand as the waves lap their way around you. These towns are also a perfect place to throw in a line and try your hand at some surf fishing, with carnivals held throughout summer. Loch Sport is a special spot, with beach and lake access available close by the township. With a marina located in town, you’ll be able to get the boat in and enjoy the serenity of Lake Victoria, or wander through the National Park on foot. Loch Sport has some great amenities to make your stay that more enjoyable.

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Macalister River #VisitCentralGippsland #CentralGippsland

LAKES AND RIVERS OF CENTRAL GIPPSLAND Known as a boatie’s paradise, Lake Glenmaggie is a fantastic spot to stop in for a swim, ski or put your boat in for a cruise or throw a line in for some fishing. The lake comes alive over summer with speedboat racing championships held on the lake, but year round it is a great spot to camp, or stay at one of the many holiday homes or caravan parks nearby while you enjoy the bushland setting. Located in Newborough, Lake Narracan is nearly 300ha which makes it a perfect place for power boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, sailboarding or sailing. It is also a great spot for swimming, fishing and walks. Camping is available close by, so plan a short stay to enjoy all that Lake Narracan has to offer. Just a short trip from Churchill, you’ll find Lake Hyland, a perfect place for a bushwalk, OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE | CENTRAL GIPPSLAND — LATROBE CITY

picnic or playtime. This spot is perfect for fishing with the family, with five fishing platforms around the lake and trout the catch of the day with regular stocks added for the school holidays. Lake Hyland and Mathison Park are also popular with dog walkers and birdwatchers as well. Lake Guthridge and Lake Guyatt are a nature lover’s paradise, with walking tracks, picnic areas and a variety of bird life set to welcome you. Located in Sale, just off the Princes Highway, it is a great spot to stretch your legs or enjoy the many activities that can be found around the lakes. Lake Kernot and Gippsland Immigration Park celebrates the contribution of immigrants to the region. Visiting the park located in Morwell, you will learn about the history of immigration into the area with 72 panels around the lake telling the history of Gippsland. You’ll also find playgrounds, barbeques, shelter and seating to sit and enjoy the view.


Adjoining the park is the Waterhole Creek Cultural Trail, ‘Give me your hand my friend’ – is the message of the Aboriginal artwork along the trail, its translation is ‘Gnokan Danna Murra Kor-Ki‘. Morwell indigenous Gunaikurnai artist Ronald Edwards was commissioned to create the artwork stretching 5kms along Waterhole Creek.

Morwell River #VisitLatrobeCity

The Macalister River flows down from Mt Howitt in the Alpine National Park through the Gippsland Country Plains and finally meeting up with the Thomson River. It is a great spot for kayaking, fishing or some bushwalking in the surrounding areas. The Maffra and Glenmaggie Weirs provide a great view of the water storage that feed into our surrounding farm lands. Joining just outside of Sale, the Thompson and Latrobe Rivers have long been integral to the growth and wealth of Central Gippsland. The rivers and surrounding townships were important during the gold rush era, with the heritage listed Swing Bridge and nearby Sale Canal built to assist with those mining and prospecting in the high country. Nowadays, the rivers are used for fishing, boating, kayaking and to assist local farms and producers. As part of the West Gippsland Catchment, the Morwell River flows down from the Strzelecki Ranges below Boolarra South and runs for 41km before reaching the mouth of the Latrobe River. It is popular with anglers, who try their luck with brown trout and river blackfish. It is also a great spot to enjoy some fly fishing.

Macalister River #VisitCentralGippsland

Lake Narracan #VisitLatrobeCity

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GO CHASING WATERFALLS Just a short drive from the Princes Highway through Moe, you’ll find Narracan Falls. A short and easy walk to view the rushing water in this beautiful quiet area. Falls are equipped with car and coach parking, picnic areas and open fireplaces. Morwell River Falls are fed by the rushing waters of the Morwell River that traverse through the valleys of the Strzelecki Ranges. Falling over three levels, these falls are accessed via a short walk through pleasant bushland. The falls stem from the upper part of the Morwell River near Boolarra. Billy’s Creek Falls offer the best of nature, with a challenging 8km walk that incorporates creek crossings throughout, before reaching the Falls that are a short vertical drop into a large pool surrounded by a scenic ferny setting. Gardiner Falls are accessed via the Grand Strzelecki Track, this challenging 7km walk from Balook consists of four creek crossings and some steeper sections.

Gardiner Falls • #CentralGippsland #VisitCentralGippsland

Accessed from the Tarra Valley Picnic Area, you’ll find Cyathea Falls a short 15 min walk through a stunning rainforest gully and across small streams. Cyathea Falls is a relatively small waterfall but located in a beautiful setting. Located on the southern slopes of the Strzelecki Ranges, in the lush Albert River valley, you’ll find Minnie Ha Ha Falls a short waterfall into a large pool that is popular for fishing and swimming throughout the summer.

Morwell River Falls, Boolarra #VisitLatrobeCity #LoveLatrobe

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If you prefer gentle cascading waters, Tarra Falls is the stop for you. Located just a short walk or drive south of the Tarra Valley picnic area, Tarra Falls is a cascade of water flowing from the Tarra River. There are two viewing platforms nearby to give you a great view of the waters.


GREAT DRIVES IN CENTRAL GIPPSLAND Follow Route 91 from either Traralgon or Moe to experience the beautifully scenic Walhalla and Mountain Rivers Trail. You will find some of Gippsland’s most beautiful bush scenery and return with mountain views and scenic lookouts. Enjoy impressive views from Peterson’s Lookout or relive some mining heritage at Horseshoe Bend Tunnel. The trail will take you through country towns such as Erica, Rawson and Walhalla with many great experiences to enjoy along the way. The beautiful Strzelecki Drive is a great way to see the beauty of the Strzelecki Ranges, with two distinct loops that either take you to Tarra Bulga National Park, Gormandale and Carrajung or Morwell National Park and the Powerworks Museum. Both loops offer some great stopping points with plenty of tasty food and drink to be enjoyed. Latrobe Valley is home to one of the world’s largest brown coal deposits and the Power Drive is the perfect chance to experience the wonder of the Latrobe Valley coal mining industry. With two coal mines/open cuts feeding three power stations, this drive takes you by the power stations, open cuts and many more stops to see the history of coal mining in this area. Central Gippsland boasts an amazing Wine Drive, the Central Gippsland Wine Trail that takes you on a scenic drive where you can

experience some of the best food and wine that the region has to offer. Starting in the lush Tarra Valley, you’ll first find Tom’s Cap Vineyard, then travelling through you’ll meet Traralgon Vineyard, Narkoojee Winery, Blue Gables Vineyard, Glenmaggie Wines and then some amazing pubs and hotels to be welcomed with good country hospitality. From the Mountains to the Sea travels through and stops by amazing mountain views from Glenmaggie, where you can try your luck gold panning or fly-fishing, before heading off to Stratford and Sale and soaking up some wonderful heritage. Head on down to Tarra Bulga National Park via Rosedale (with a great bakery and café scene to enjoy!), arriving at Tarra Bulga you’ll be swept away with the beautiful lush ferns and giant trees. After you’ve had your fill, head to Yarram and marvel at the Heesco murals then it’s just a short drive to historic Port Albert, one of Gippsland’s oldest fishing villages. If you prefer your driving tours to include a bit more adventure, the Avon Wilderness Drive is set to test you. Travelling out from Newry, take in Huggett’s Crossing and Huggett’s Lookouts, then onto Wombat’s Crossing and Huggett and Mt Angus Tracks. This drive offers some spectacular views of the Alpine National Park and of course some amazing 4WD tracks to explore. 43.


Lions Park Loch Sport #VisitCentralGippsland #CentralGippsland

LET THE CHILDREN PLAY

Liberty Swing, Newman Park, Traralgon #VisitLatrobeCity

Central Gippsland and Latrobe City boast plenty of All Access playgrounds. Sit back under a shady tree and watch the children play on a range of fun and imaginative equipment. From giant castles and slides, miniature train rides and All Ability Swings and sandpits, imaginations can run wild. Many of the parks include barbeque and picnicking facilities. All Access playgrounds are located in the following towns – Churchill, Heyfield, Loch Sport, Maffra, Moe, Morwell, Rosedale, Stratford, Sale, Traralgon and Yarram. Please ask the Visitor Information Centres for specifics of each park.

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Morwell Town Common All Access Playground


The Gippsland Plains Scenic Drive is a great way to escape the Princes Highway as an alternative route between Traralgon and Stratford, running alongside the picturesque Gippsland Plains Rail Trail. It takes you through small and historic townships, each with their own attractions worth a stop along the way.

Narkoojee Winery, Glengarry #VisitLatrobeCity

Taste the 5 star rated wines at Narkoojee Winery and purchase a bottle of your favourite to take with you on the road or have a refreshing ale or cider at the Glengarry Hotel. Arriving in the historical township of Toongabbie, you will be charmed by the beautifully restored Mechanic’s Institute Hall and St. David’s Church. Stop at Ned Stringers Memorial for the engaging story about his discovery of gold in Walhalla. As you come into Cowwarr keep an eye out for those cows! Colourful and quaint, these cows add to the character of this tiny town. The Cowwarr Weir is a popular spot for swimming and canoeing and is the perfect setting for a picnic. Then on to Heyfield which services the timber and dairy industries, stop at the Wetlands Centre for a leisurely walk around the wetlands to view the extensive variety of birdlife, or visit Lions Park to see the poignant Victorian Timber Workers’ Memorial. Tinamba is home to the Tinamba Food and Wine Festival held annually in April. If you are a foodie you will enjoy dining on Gippsland wines and produce at the Tinamba Hotel.

Gippsland Vehicle Collection, Maffra #VisitCentralGippsland

Maffra is the largest town on the drive and is a great opportunity to park the car and wander the main street and browse the local shops and cafes. Visit the gemstone and mineral collection at the Maffra Courthouse or be amazed at the wonderful collection of vintage cars on display at the Gippsland Vehicle Collection. The last stretch of the C105 joins the Princes Highway at Stratford on the Avon River, home to the annual Shakespeare on the River Festival, interpretative Arts Trail and a range of quirky and memorable shops and cafes such as Turkish Magic or Wa-De-Lock Cellar Door, where you can stop in and stock up with some of the regions great local wines and produce. 45.


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GIPPSLAND IMMIGRATION PARK & HERITAGE WALK Princes Way, Morwell An impressive statue of a migrant with all that he owns marks the entrance to the park. Bronze plaques tell the story of the migrants' journey to their new homeland. Take the time to walk around Kernot Lake learning about Gippsland Heritage. Playground, BBQ and picnic tables. gippslandimmigrationpark.com.au

MORWELL CENTENARY ROSE GARDEN Commercial Road, Morwell, Named a World Garden of Excellence, the Rose Garden showcases over 4000 rose bushes, displayed in massed beds, fills the median strips, scrambles up climbing frames, hangs from arches and mixes with cottage garden plants creating a haven for all who visit. Best to view from Oct-Feb. 1800 621 409 morwellrosegarden.com.au

HAZELWOOD COACHES 53 seat belted coach for hire with toilet, tv/dvd, cd/usb player, PA system, recliner seats, airconditioning/heating, USB charging ports, 80 ltr fridge/ freezer, hot water urn, and fully enclosed tandem trailer. Can provide morning and afternoon tea/coffee.

Available for general group charter, day trips, overnight or extended tours, social club trips, AFL footy trips etc. Snow trips to all snow resorts in Victoria. School excursions, school camp transfers etc. Can organise group tours, eg Silo Tour in Western Victoria. Just ring to discuss your next day or extended trip. You’re in safer hands with an owner/driver.

Mark Bruerton | 0428 223 361 | mark@hazelwoodcoaches.com.au


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Central Gippsland is the perfect place to get you and the family active and enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you prefer to put your feet to the ground and go for a walk or run, or hopping on a bike and cycling around the region, we have something for everyone. There are a myriad of rail trails to travel, walking tracks and trails to explore and there is also some fantastic mountain biking for the adrenaline junkies out there.

TRANQUIL TRAILS Our wonderful rail trails are suitable for both walkers and cyclists with well maintained pathways for you to enjoy. Grand Ridge Rail Trail: This trail winds for 13 picturesque kilometres between Mirboo North and Boolarra within the Strzelecki Ranges. The trail navigates beautiful mountain countryside, several flora reserves and crosses large embankments. The trail can be accessed from either Boolarra or Mirboo North. The Moe to Yallourn Rail Trail follows the route of the former railway line that serviced the Yallourn Briquette Factory. The 8km trail traverses open countryside and bushy areas and features views of Lake Narracan, the Haunted Hills and Yallourn Power OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE | CENTRAL GIPPSLAND — LATROBE CITY

Station. The trail passes the Moe Botanic Gardens and crosses Narracan Creek, both have access ramps from the trail. After crossing the creek the route passes through Newborough. The Gippsland Plains Rail Trail stretches 63km taking in views of the Great Dividing Range as you pass through our lovely country towns. The trail is perfect for a short break with accommodation available along the trail. Stop by a selection of museums, cafes (hunt for the best coffee we have!) and experience country hospitality at its best. The Tarra Trail from Yarram is a great walking and cycling trail that takes you to historic Port Albert. The track takes you through the Yarram Wetlands, where you can enjoy a great variety of flora and fauna.


WONDERFUL WALKS Waterhole Creek Cultural Trail is a lovely 5km walk located in Morwell with aboriginal artwork depicted along the walk. Gunaikurnai artist, Ronald Edwards captured traditional images which give identity to Country and tell stories and meanings from Gunaikurnai cultural heritage. Explore the Wirilda Walking Trail, a five hour trail traversing the 1810 hectares Tyers State Park to the weir wall of Moondarra Reservoir with stunning views of the Tyers River gorge from Peterson’s Lookout. The park has an abundance of diverse wildflowers and birdlife, making it a favourite destination for naturalists. The limestone contains both plant and animal fossils. Located in Moe, the Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve is a haven for nature lovers. Situated around the old railway reservoirs, there are plenty of paths to enjoy and explore. The bushland is alive with native birds, you may even see some of the resident echidnas or wallabies. Located just a few minutes from the town of Churchill, Lake Hyland and Mathison Park is a perfect place to take a walk, have a picnic or enjoy some playtime with the family. At the southern end of the lake, you will find the remnants of Hare’s Farmhouse, an original homestead. The Old Mill Site in Boolarra is set to welcome you with native flora and fauna in abundance. The Old Mill Site is nestled in a corner of state forest and houses 6kms of wheelchair friendly trails to follow. Head up to the bird hide to sit quietly and be surrounded by koalas, wombats, possums and over 30 species of birds. There are also rare orchids, fern gullies and beautiful bush to enjoy.

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Tarra Bulga National Park is well known for its giant Mountain Ash, lush fern gullies and ancient myrtle beeches. The park is popular for picnics, walks, scenic drives and the study of nature. The self-guided Fern Gully Nature Walk starts at the Bulga picnic area and includes the famous Corrigan’s Suspension Bridge, which looks out above the tree fern canopy. There are a great range of walks to enjoy, with a wide variety of flora and fauna to explore. The Blue Pool Walking Track and Freestone Creek area in Briagolong offer four great walks to enjoy, all of which are an excellent way to discover the natural and historical wonders of the surrounding forest. With walks ranging from 5 minutes to 2 hours, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The walks head into the Alpine National Park with plenty of lookouts to experience as well. 49.


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The Macalister River Walk in Maffra is an easy 30 min walk that follows the bends in the Macalister River as the track takes you around the edge of the park. This walk is perfect for families with a playground, barbeque area and the proximity to the town and skatepark. The nearby Maffra Wetlands is also a great walk to enjoy. McLoughlin’s Beach Foreshore Walking Track commences at the Long Jetty Foreshore Park and travels along the boardwalk and footbridge to the beautiful 90 Mile Beach. The 5km Foreshore Walking track will take you through wetlands, the estuary and sand dunes where you may spot a variety of wildlife. Located in Rosedale, the Holey Plains State Park is a network of sandy roads and tracks within the park which covers over 10,000 hectares of open forests and woodlands. The park offers a variety of walks that takes in a high diversity of wildlife and flora, while providing excellent bushwalking, picnic areas and campgrounds. Three kms south-east of Stratford, you’ll find the 56-hectare park called the Knob Reserve which is part of the Bataluk Cultural Trail, highlighting places of significance to the first inhabitants, the Gunaikurnai people. The reserve features an outlook which takes in the Avon River and the bluff, which was a major campsite for the Gunaikurnai. There are approximately 2.5km of formed tracks within the reserve. OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE | CENTRAL GIPPSLAND — LATROBE CITY


BEAUT BIKING Blores Hill Mountain Bike Park just a few minutes from Heyfield is a magnificent area of natural bushland with tracks and trails for the avid riders among us. Set on approximately 50 acres, Blores Hill boasts an array of trails designed specifically for mountain bike riders. The Park features riding trails for all abilities from beginners to the most experienced. Blores Hill has fast become one of the best mountain bike areas in Victoria. Heyfield Wetlands commences at the Heyfield Information Centre and follows around your choice of 4 different tracks. Admire the mixture of wetland aromas with a hint of eucalypt as you cycle through the wetlands and enjoy what is a haven for various frog and bird species, and an extensive variety of water birds.

Morwell to Tralagon Shared Path, just under 14 km, joins Morwell Railway Station with Traralgon’s CBD. Running alongside the railway for a while it then heads north along Waterhole Creek before following back roads past the Latrobe Valley Airport and caravan parks to enter Traralgon’s CBD via the picturesque and tree lined Kay Street. From then it is an easy link to Traralgon Railway Station or the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail. Haunted Hills Bike Park due to be officially opened in February 2021. Designed by mountain bike riders for mountain bike riders as one of Australia’s leading gateway mountain bike destinations. With 13.5km of top class trails ranging from beginner to expert and a large pump track, the park can progressively introduce riders to rollers, berms, jumps, rock gardens, technical trails and climbs. Keep an eye on www.visitlatrobecity.com for updates.

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Blores Hill Mountain Bike Park, Heyfield #CentralGippsland #VisitCentralGippsland

Four popular choices are: The Coastal Loop from Sale to Seaspray, via Golden Beach, at 102km. The Mountain Climb from Heyfield to Licola, 108km round trip. The Power View, ride through the massive Loy Yang power station from Traralgon, 15km round trip. The Srtzelecki Ranges, cycling through towering Mountain Ash forest from Balook to Traralgon 80km return trip. 51 .


The Grand Strzelecki Track is a wonderland for those of us who love nature. The track links the Morwell National Park with the Tarra Bulga National Park. With wide open vistas at every turn there is plenty of space to get away from the crowds and get back to nature. You’ll find forest giants, or step into a lost world of ancient temperate rainforest equal to any on Earth…yet not hear a sound except the serenade of lyrebirds. Come and walk in solitude through a different rainforest so rare, most people have never heard of it, and far fewer will ever see it. Come and discover peaceful, beautiful places far from the beaten track, and away from the parks all the tourists visit. When you need to reacquaint yourself with the comforts of life, try a home cooked meal in a friendly country guest house or a cozy cabin in a tiny, peaceful hamlet amidst all this natural beauty. Home to the tallest flowering hardwood trees on earth, the majestic Mountain Ash makes the Strzelecki Ranges of Gippsland like no other place. These massive trees and prolific jungle-like undergrowth that cloaked these ranges when white settlers first arrived became known as The Great Forest of South Gippsland, or simply The Great Forest. Much of The Great Forest was lost to sawmilling and settlement, but examples are alive and well in the Eastern Strzelecki Ranges where they are now preserved in Morwell National Park, Tarra Bulga National Park, the Gunyah Rainforest Reserve, and 30,000 hectares of privately managed protected forests connecting and surrounding these core areas.

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Until The Grand Strzelecki Track was built, most of these forests were inaccessible to the public except for short walks in the two national parks. Now bushwalkers can traverse from park to park and enjoy extended walks beyond park boundaries, discovering clear mountain streams, hidden natural treasures, waterfalls, sweeping views, rare and endangered ecosystems, and flora and fauna that most visitors to the region have never seen. At the same time, the track is easy to find with four entry points located 10 minutes to ½ half an hour from the Gippsland towns of Churchill, Traralgon and Yarram. There are walks for everyone, regardless of your level of experience or fitness, so come and breathe the fresh air and lose yourself – or discover yourself – in this lost world which most trekkers still don’t know exist! The Grand Strzelecki Track is mostly graded easy to medium, with some challenging sections requiring a degree of fitness and experience. You can find maps, updated track information and track protocols online to help you plan your walk. grandstrzeleckitrack.org.au


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YALLOURN GOLF CLUB Golf Links Road, Yallourn Heights

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Host to the Australasian PGA Tour’s Gippsland Super Six Tournament and only one hour’s drive east of metropolitan Melbourne, Yallourn Golf Club is renowned as Gippsland’s championship

course offering golfers of all levels year-round superb playing conditions and unparalleled views of the nearby Baw Baw ranges. Perfect for the day trip or an overnight stay in Gippsland, make sure our friendly club is your next golfing destination.

03 5127 6962 | yallourngolfclub.com.au | ygc@yallourngolfclub.com.au 53.


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STAY.

IT’S TIME TO REST AND RELAX. Whether staying for a night, or for a while longer, we’ve got the overnight experience you need. You’ll find charming cottages to modern apartments, village locations to coastal views, bed and breakfasts with sprawling landscapes and caravan parks providing the ultimate adventure for families with kids. For our roaming friends, there are plenty of RV friendly spaces to pull up the van for a night or pitch your tent for a couple of days at one of our free camping spaces in the bush or at the beach. There are pet friendly options too! Speak to a local at one of our Visitor Information Centres to find the perfect place to rest your weary head. #VisitLatrobeCity #VisitCentralGippsland

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29 ON WHARF 29 Wharf Street Port Albert Uninterrupted water views of Port Albert Harbour, self contained accommodation, 1 x King size bedroom with ensuite, 2 x Queen size bedrooms. Can be booked as 1, 2 or 3 bedroom, prices vary according to number of rooms booked. Bookings can also be made on Airbnb and HomeAwayStayz.

ANGLER’S ARMS & FISHERMAN’S COTTAGE

0439 681 187 29onwharf@gmail.com

0402 125 564 | valdanapier@bigpond.com

19 Wharf St. Port Albert Fully self-contained cottages /units with a fantastic position directly opposite the marina. Some views of marina and Wilson’s Prom. Great fishing from jetties opposite

and around the harbour or launch your boat to fish the inlet and Bass Strait. Hire boats available opposite Angler’s Arms. Pet friendly, air conditioned, boat and car parking. Medium price range – 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages.

BRIGADOON COTTAGES 108 Haunted Hills Road, Newborough

BOAT HARBOUR JETTY B&B 25 Wharf Street, Port Albert Situated in the quiet historic fishing village of Port Albert, Boat Harbour Jetty B&B offers private boutique studio accommodation with panoramic harbour views. Each of our spacious modern studios feature a King Size bed,

58 inch smart TV, lounge and dining area, well appointed kitchenette and ensuite with oversized shower. Daily rate includes Nespresso Coffee pods, complimentary beverages and with gourmet continental breakfast for two.

0429 832 535 | PortAlbertBoatHarbourJettyBnB.mydirectstay.com

Wake to the sound of birdsong, meander through rambling gardens, relax in the shade of magnificent gum trees, curl up in front of your wood fire. Brigadoon offers the perfect spot to relax and unwind. 03 5127 2656 brigadooncottages.com


CITY GARDENS MOTEL

COMFORT INN TRARALGON

80 Argyle Street, Traralgon

40 Princes Highway, Traralgon

Small, friendly and clean family run motel within walking distance of the town centre, restaurants and many attractions. Flat screen TVs, Foxtel and free wireless broadband.

Centrally located. Rooms have king, queen and/or single beds, air conditioned and ensuite. Austar, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Free Wireless Internet, Local Restaurant chargeback facility.

03 5174 6066 citygardensmotel.com.au

03 5174 7277 stay@comfortinntraralgon. com.au

COMFORT INN & SUITES KING AVENUE Clean, comfortable and friendly service. 33 large motel rooms, 10 self-contained apartments, free guest laundry and BBQ facilities. Free Parking

Free Wi-Fi

Free Continental Breakfast* *Subject to availability

Visit www.KingAvenue.com.au 20-26 Princes Highway Sale Victoria 3850 T: 03 5143 2222 E: reservations@kingavenue.com.au


Set in the historic foothills of the Dargo High Plains, the iconic Dargo Hotel has long been a fan favourite for those travelling the High Country. Open 7 days a week from 10am, owners, Steven and Helen and their team are set to welcome you with good old-fashioned country hospitality. Take the trip to Dargo, enjoy a hearty meal and drink at this unique hotel and then enjoy some fantastic trails through Gippsland’s High Country. It is also the perfect place to lay your head with log cabins, motel rooms and bunkhouse accommodation available all year-round.

DARGO HOTEL

108 -110 Lind Avenue, Dargo

03 5140 1231

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FROG GULLY COTTAGES 2419 Rosedale Road, Longford Only 8kms from Sale. Two bedroom cottages with full amenities. Beautiful view over wetlands. Peaceful and quiet. Suit business or pleasure. Access for all abilities. 0439 369 057 froggully.com.au

KILMANY PARK BED AND BREAKFAST 1613 Settlement Road, Sale Luxury Bed and Breakfast Accommodation. Wedding and Function Venue. Beautifully restored Federation style heritage listed mansion. 03 5144 2345 | kilmanypark.com.au

Located minutes from Sale. Provides the perfect setting for Accommodation, Weddings and Functions.


A comfortable, relaxing environment close to sporting clubs, cafes, vehicle museum, golf club and walking trail. Located in Maffra’s town centre on beautfiul, tree-lined Johnson Street

Wind down in the pool or relax in front of the TV with some free Netflix

184 Johnson St, Maffra 3860 | P: +61 3 5147 2111 | E: admin@mafframotorinn.com.au www.mafframotorinn.com.au

Mansi on Raymond provides a selection of contemporary serviced studio’s & townhouses, offering a home away from home for short & long term guests.

T — (03) 5144 4923 booking@mansi.com.au www.mansi.com.au


MOUNTAIN RIVERS TOURIST PARK MOE PARKLANDS MOTEL

Featuring 28 standard and deluxe budget rooms.

Great motel centrally located close to sporting events like football, cricket, tennis, netball, inline hockey, hill climbs, and roller derby.

Offering cooked or continental breakfasts 7 days. Suitable for corporate travellers, holiday makers, and athletes’ needing to stayin the valley.

Close to Stadium 34, Mt Baw Baw, Old Gippstown, Lake Narracan, and 8 National Parks. Shuttle bus available for Melbourne and snow.

98-110 Narracan Drive, Newborough

03 5127 3344 | moeparklandsmotel.com.au

Depot Road, Rawson • Romantic spa chalets • Spacious family chalets • Budget alpine cabins and bunkhouse • Community lodge/motel and campground • Ghost towns 4WD tours • Snow transport • Paintball 03 51 65 3231 mountainrivers.com.au

PELICAN COTTAGE 1171 Rosedale-Heyfield Road, Winnindoo Self contained, pet friendly, a restful retreat, overlooking pastures and distant mountains. Sleeps up to 5. Undercover BBQ area. Call regarding mid-week specials and longer stays. 0427 489 347 pelicancottage.com.au

PORT ALBERT WATERVIEW RETREAT 20 Wellington Street, Port Albert Centrally located and situated on half an acre of garden with stunning panoramic water views to Wilson’s Prom, the Retreat is the ideal holiday stay for couples, families and

friends. The newly renovated and stylish self-contained 3 bedroom home sleeps 6 with 2 queen beds and 2 singles, and all linen provided. Features include: spacious decks, ample parking for cars and boats and FREE Wifi.

0431 483 886 | portalbertwaterviewretreat.com.au


STRATFORD ON THE RIVER TOURIST PARK 16 McMillan Street, Stratford

PORT ALBERT MOTEL 37 Wharf St, Port Albert Port Albert Motel is affordable accommodation located in the heart of Port Albert. It is suitable for couples, families, business travellers and perfect for group bookings. Ideally located close to the boat ramp and a short stroll to the famous Port Albert Wharf

Fish and Chips. Port Albert is Victoria’s first established port and rich with history and renowned for the spectacular sunsets and stunning views across to Wilson’s Prom.

On the banks of the Avon River, pet friendly accommodation and sites, river views, BBQ’s, camp-kitchen. Ride the Central Gippsland Rail Trail or sit back and relax, camp fires allowed. 03 5145 6588 stratfordontheriver.com.au

0448 789 177 | portalbertmotel.com.au

Welcome to your next family holiday alongside the world famous Ninety Mile Beach. A small peaceful coastal village to relax, unwind and enjoy all the Ninety Mile Beach has to offer, from long unspoiled walks, fishing, surfing, and swimming in pristine waters or bring the bikes to explore around the town. An active Surf Club over summer with beach patrols, along with Merriman’s Creek for the little ones in protected waters. Seaspray is a short drive south of Sale in Central Gippsland. We look forward to welcoming you.

Futcher Street, Seaspray | 03 5146 4364 seaspraycaravanpark.com


TO M S C A P V I N E YA R D

Join us in the heart of Gippsland at our award winning boutique vineyard. Set on 100 acres, surrounded by the forests of the Strzelecki Ranges, Woodside’s ninety-mile beach and the Tarra Bulga national park. Plan a romantic weekend escape staying in our one bedroom ‘Nest’ cottage, enjoying a long lunch in our restaurant followed by a dip in your private outdoor heated spa watching the sun set. A weekend away with friends can take place in one of our two bedroom houses or our four bedroom lodge. If you’re feeling like you want to explore a little, then a visit to Agnes Falls or a Port of Sale boat trip is a good start. Planning on doing nothing and going nowhere? order a semi-prepared meal from our restaurant.

From October we’ll be open for dinner on Saturday nights – bookings are essential.

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322 Lays Road, Willung South, 3847 (03) 5194 2215 www.tomscapvineyard.com.au


TRARALGON SERVICED APARTMENTS

WALHALLA’S STAR HOTEL

WOODSIDE BEACH CARAVAN PARK

18A Peterkin Street, Traralgon

130 Main Road, Walhalla

Woodside Beach Road, Woodside Beach

1, 2 & 3 bedroom modern, fully self-contained apartments. Immaculate cleanliness and presentation. Close to CDB and shopping centre. Free WIFI. Overnight and longer term stays are available. Book direct and save!

Boutique accommodation, 12 air-conditioned suites, open to verandah or garden, ensuite and king beds, contemporary dining room, replica façade of original gold era Star Hotel, limited mobility suite and full access, award winning venue.

If you’re after swimming, fishing, walking on the beach or plain doing nothing, this is the place for you. We’re a pet friendly park located at Gippsland’s fabulous 90 mile beach offering powered, unpowered sites and cabins.

03 5176 0377 traralgonservicedapartments. com.au

0436 462 462 starhotel.com.au

03 5187 1214 woodsidebeachcaravanpark. com.au

#seatreebefree Business or pleasure, the Yarram Holiday Park is a home away from home.

Cabins, ensuite sites, powered/unpowered sites, children’s playground, jumping pillow, pedal go karts, sheltered BBQ and campfire. The park is pet-friendly with some cabins dedicated to our furry friends. Located a stone’s throw from some of the regions most picturesque landscapes.

Take in the exceptional beauty at Tarra Bulga National Park, unspoilt beaches of the 90 Mile Beach, one of Gippsland’s oldest ports at Port Albert, Port Welshpool’s Long Jetty and the stunning Agnes Falls. Home of Heesco Art and Tarra Trail from Yarram to Port Albert.

375 Commercial Road, Yarram | 03 5182 5063 | yarramholidaypark.com.au



EMERGENCY CONTACTS 000

Ambulance / Fire / Police Latrobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon 10 Village Avenue, Traralgon West

03 5173 8000

Central Gippsland Hospital, Sale 155 Guthridge Parade, Sale

03 5143 8600

Poisons Information

13 11 26

Emergency Warnings Traffic Alerts / Road Closures

emergency.vic.gov.au

traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au

Public Toilets toiletmap.gov.au for a map of public toilets in the region 24 hour Changing Places Accessible Toilet Traralgon Service Centre and Library, 34-38 Kay Street, Traralgon Facilities accessible using MLAK key

changingplaces.org.au

TRANSPORT Taxi – Churchill

03 5122 1000

Taxi – Moe

03 5127 1633

Taxi – Morwell

03 5134 4772

Taxi – Traralgon

03 5174 6511

Taxi – Sale / Maffra

0490 370 701

Taxi – Yarram

0401 825 986

V/Line Trains

www.vline.com.au 1800 800 007

Gippy Shuttle – Airport Bus

03 5611 3455

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CENTRAL GIPPSLAND VISITOR CENTRE PORT OF SALE — 70 FOSTER STREET, SALE Open Daily | Monday – Friday 9am - 5:30pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10am – 4pm 1300 368 864 | visitor@wellington.vic.gov.au /visitcentralgippsland

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LATROBE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE THE OLD CHURCH — 41 PRINCES HIGHWAY, TRARALGON Open Daily 10 am – 4pm 03 5176 3344 | 1800 621 409 | visitorcentre@latrobe.vic.gov.au www.visitlatrobecity.com /visitlatrobecity

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