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Art & Wineries Welcome...

This is a trail linking art and wineries in the Baw Baw Shire which invites you to jump in anywhere along the route and choose what you would like to see. We have an abundance of lush green pastures, rolling hills and state forests as well as cafés and fresh produce farms in the West Gippsland region and by following the trail you have a great excuse for a country drive. See some inspiring artwork, eat, drink and delight in the spectacular scenery. As the trail only focuses on art and wine, I have omitted many of the other wonderful attractions of the area, for example, Darnum Musical Village, Mount Worth, assorted walking and riding trails, Jindivick and Yarragon villages, Glen Nayook, the famous Noojee Trestle Bridge, Toorongo Falls, Mount Cannibal, Gumbuya Park and great cafés and restaurants which will form the basis for other trails. You may discover many of these along the way while enjoying the beautiful views of West Gippsland only one and a half hours east of Melbourne. Hope you have a good trip and enjoy your time with us. Good on ya Laurie Laurie Collins Sculpture Garden at Jindivick Phone (03) 5628 5224

The Baw Baw Arts Hub at Yarragon This is an artist run gallery and meeting point for a variety of creative workshops and activities. 2 Murray Street, Yarragon (just east of the main shopping strip) Open 10 - 4 Wed to Sun (03) 5611 0830


Town & Country Gallery at Yarragon Jo and John run this award winning gallery. Original paintings and etchings, beautiful hand-blown glass, ceramics, sculpture, exquisite handmade jewellery, woodwork and furniture are of stunning quality. Open 10am - 5pm daily (03) 5634 2229


Nickelby at Darnum Angela runs Nickelby at Darnum with lovely alpacas and great views. Visit for Alpaca clothing including Nickelby Designs, their own unique body product range, handmade millinery for all seasons, photographs and a great café. 308 Darnum-Shady Creek Rd, Darnum (03) 5627 8121 Open 10 - 5 Wed to Sun and public holidays


Gippsland Picture Framers in Warragul Simon and Glenda run this small gallery, art supply shop and framers. A hidden gem in the square behind the main street. 14 Williams Square, Warragul Tues & Wed 9 - 5.30 Thurs & Fri 9 - 6.30 Sat 9 - 4pm (03) 5622 0599

West Gippsland Arts Centre In the heart of Warragul, a major performing arts, cultural and community centre presenting a wide variety of performances, events and festivals. Also a gallery space for local artists and home to the very fine Debritz Café and Restaurant. (03) 5624 2456 Open all week 9 to 5 and weekends to suit performances Booklet design: Helen Timbury (03) 5625 1999



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Lillico Glass Studio at Lillico A beautiful landscaped garden surrounds the studio. Meet artist Haydn John and see his work of lead crystal, fused and slumped glass bowls and platters and landscape pieces. Open 10 - 5 Wed to Sun, public holidays Lillico Road, Lillico (03) 5623 1592


Scene at Parnassus Winery and Restaurant Fine dining, superb views, chardonnay and pinot noir wines. Wednesday lunch by appointment only. Thurs - Sat 12 -3pm, 6pm - late Sunday 10am - late Jaqueline McGill and Stephen Clark 180 Lardners Track, Drouin East (03) 5626 8522

Ada River Winery A tasting room set in a turn of the century homestead, Grape varieties include Traminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and cabernets.Local cheese tasting by appointment. Open 10 - 6 weekends and public holidays. Peter and Chris Kelliher 2330 Main Neerim Road, Neerim South (03) 5628 1661


Brandy Creek Wines and View Café This winery restaurant is known for its Tapas and Paella feasts as well as Churrasco (Brazilian Flame Grill). Wines include tempranillo, pinot rosé, pinot gris and sauvignon blanc. 570 Buln Buln Rd Drouin East (03) 5625 4498 0429 413 389 Thurs-Sat 11am -11pm, Sun and public holidays 11am - 5pm

Judy Mackintosh Judy is a farmer, animal and bird lover who paints wonderful pictures of animals... she can do your pet portrait too. Her studio is situated in an old dairy and is open on the first Sunday of the month. 1525 Neerim East Road, Neerim 0418 134 615



Kerrie Warren ‘KW Abstract Art’ at Crossover Kerrie is an abstract expressionist artist known for her distinct large canvases, ceramics and Kerrie Warren Designs. Open first Sunday of every month 11am - 4pm and other times by appointment. 381 Old Telegraph Road East (cnr Bloomfield Rd) 0411 480 384

Piedmont Wines Ivan & Lubi Juric of Piedmont wines have many varieties, for example; chardonnay, merlot and sauvignon blanc. 3470 Yarra Junction-Noojee Road, Piedmont Vic 3833 Phone(03) 9733 0449 weekdays 5628 9675 weekends Open weekends and public Holidays 11 - 5 excluding Christmas day and new years day.



Bradley Hall Fine Art Gallery (Gary Miles) at Drouin West A recycled town hall filled with a changing display of art and antiques. Meet Gary and see his latest modern landscape inspired pieces in his unique studio. Open every weekend 11 - 5 Old Telegraph Road West, Drouin West (03) 5626 8355 0407 443 606

Meriz Winery Mery and Ivan Hrzic make award winning wines. Varieties include sauvignon blanc, reisling, chardonnay, cabernets and traminer. 3430 Yarra Junction-Noojee Road, Piedmont Vic 3833 (03)9769 5269 weekdays (03) 5628 9650, 0419 939 569 weekends


The Serigraph Gallery at Neerim South Original one-off pieces of furniture by Keith Graham, paintings using metal leaf and acrylic by Christine Cochran, and many other modern innovative artworks. Great coffee and cake. Open Fri-Sun & most public holidays 10.30 - 4.30. For other times (03) 5628 1519 Located in Neerim South at the roundabout.



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Red Parrot Café at Noojee Narelle and Brian, great food and excellent coffee prepared by Fussy Bastards!. The Café has a changing display of local artists’ paintings. Fully licensed. (03) 5628 9602 1 Bennett Street, Noojee Open Fri 9am - 6pm Fri & Mon 8am - 7pm Sat & Sun

Laurel Foenander in Longwarry A professional artist well known for wildlife and flower paintings. Visit the studio which is open first Sunday of the month 9-5 (Longwarry Market day). Open other times by appointment. 12 Bennett Street, Longwarry (03) 5629 9665 Mob 0438 399 664


B’zarte of Jindivick Nine rooms stocked with fine old furniture, china and artwork. Fifty artists have their works on these walls. Faye welcomes you to this jam packed art space. Open 10-4 Wed to Sun 565 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 3818 (03) 5628 5229 0400 014 226

Au Lapin Noir in Drouin A quirky and relaxed atmosphere made for enjoying the best things in life: Fabulous art, delicious French food, wine, and great coffee. Phone Sue on 0438 276 405 or Wendy on 0466 441 855 for opening hours and bookings. Old Drouin Butter Factory, Cnr Main South Rd & Montague Ave, Drouin



Laurie Collins Sculpture Garden at Jindivick An acre of sculptures in pleasant garden surrounds (apart from the junk pile near the shed) where you will probably find Laurie welding his latest creation. Open any time 420 Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick (03) 5628 5224

The Drouin Bakery & Café (next to the post office) Lisa and Andy do wonderful coffee and food as well as acting as a bit of a tourist information booth for the area. Changing exhibitions of local artists work cover their walls. Open weekdays 6.30 to 5.30 Open weekends 7.00 am to 3.30pm 32 Princes Way, Drouin (03) 5625 5032



Jeff & Jeanette at Jindivick J & J combine their creative talents to produce unique and original lampshades using a variety of techniques, textures and materials, mixed with imaginative design. Open 1st Sunday of the month 11am - 4pm Corner Quarry Road & Main Jindivick Road, Jindivick 0402 705 792 0427 416 727

Drouin Gourmet Café Trudy makes wonderful coffee and fantastic food focusing on hot lunch meals and breakfast. They also have a changing exhibition of local artists work on their walls. Open 7.30 - 4 Mon-Fri, 8-1 Sat 21 Princes Way, Drouin (03) 5625 2255


Gypsy Creek Winery, Restaurant and B&B Overlooking views of Bunyip State Forest. Modern, international cuisine and award winning cool climate wines. Open 10am til late Thurs-Sun & Public Holidays 43 School Road, Labertouche Restaurant (03) 5628 7751 Winery and cellar door 03 5628 7679

Wild Dog Winery and Restaurant Warragul Korumburra Road, Warragul The winery has 2 restaurants and superb views Restaurant open Wed-Sun Lunch, Fri & Sat Dinner Breakfast Sat & Sun from 10am The Olive Grove: tapas & bar open Fri-Sun for lunch & dinner (03) 5623 2211




Accommodation Anderley (Yarragon) Both cottages have a cosy wood fire, a double spa bath and an expansive deck overlooking breathtaking views, five minutes from Yarragon. 312 Old Yarragon Leongatha Road, Yarragon South (03) 5634 4276 0419 263 262

Lantilly House (in Warragul) Boutique self catered accommodation in the heart of Warragul. 3 Toorak Ave, Warragul 0411 772 176

Laurie Collins Sculpture Garden

Bloomfield Cottages (Nilma, east of Warragul) Set on twelve acres and less than five minutes from Warragul, we offer convenience in peaceful surroundings. Relax by the pool in summer. Extended stays and pets by arrangement. 147 Number One Rd, Nilma (03) 5622 1723 0421 862 323 0432 111 521 Springbank B & B (Nilma North, east of Warragul) An old homestead and beautiful garden, our farm on twenty acres of lush grazing land is located on the outskirts of Warragul. 240 Williamsons Road, Nilma North (03) 5627 8060

Camellia Cottage on the Park (in Warragul) Self contained cottage, fully restored, luxuriously appointed, adjacent to the park, just a few minutes walk from Warragul CBD. 7 Kent Street, Warragul Suellen and David (03) 5623 5971 0418 882 804

Balmedie Bed & Breakfast (Bona Vista, east of Warragul) Home cooked breakfast served a a time to suit. Dogs welcome. 218 Nilma Bona Vista Road, Bona Vista (via Warragul) (03) 5622 0016 0407 531 006

Valley View Cottage (in Warragul) Luxurious Edwardian three bedroom house located at 336 Normanby Street, Warragul. Views over valley to Strzelecki Ranges & Mt Baw Baw. Three minutes drive to Warragul shopping centre. Suellen & David (03) 5623 5971 0418 882 804

Springwood Park (between Drouin and Warragul) Only five kilometres from Warragul and Drouin and central to many tourist attractions. This is farm stay type accommodation with lots of activities suited to small children. 420 Lardner Road, Warragul West (03) 5623 1396 0409 174 777

Raglan Bed & Breakfast (Bona Vista South of Warragul) This luxurious self-contained cottage is only 7km from Warragul. It is set on ‘Raglan’ – 100 acres of farmland with panoramic views of the Strzelecki Ranges. 671 Bona Vista Road, Bona Vista, (03) 5627 8210

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Accommodation Scene at Parnassus (Brandy Creek, north of Warragul) This is a winery and restaurant as well as a guesthouse with five queen size rooms. All have a different theme with amazing views across the vineyard and the Baw Baw Plateau. 180 Lardners Track, Drouin East (03) 5626 8522

Gracefield Cottage (Neerim South) A cosy self-contained country cottage with two bedrooms and a sitting room upstairs. Sleeping up to five people. June and Graham Edyvane 135 Latrobe River Road, Neerim South (03) 5628 1062 0417 145 660

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Janalli Gardens and Accommodation (Neerim South) In a mature ten acre garden, three luxurious suites offer country comfort and hospitality. Ideal for a romantic retreat or just a wonderful time. 285 Wagners Road, Neerim South (03) 5628 1476 0409 217 707

Kerrie Warren

Glen Cromie Caravan Park (Drouin West/Rokeby) Options include luxury cabin accommodation, flat grassed powered and unpowered sites. Glen Cromie is also well known as a day park due to its idyllic location. A day visitor fee is applicable to all visitors. Perfect for a family picnic. (03) 5626 8212 Christine Cochran Serigraph Gallery

Pear Tree Cottage (Neerim South) Fully self contained accommodation has kitchen, separate bathroom with corner spa, comfortable queen size bed, BBQ overlooking hill views. Inquire about our weekend packages. 1719 Main Road, Neerim South, (03) 5628 1550 0428 281 550 Blerick Bed & Breakfast (Neerim South) We offer so much more than just a getaway but a country farm experience. 55 McDougal Road, Neerim South (03) 5628 1507

Mira Mira Fantasy Accommodation (Crossover) Bed and Breakfast retreats don’t have to be boring. Ideal if you are wanting something unique. Set in beautiful bushland. 1395 Bloomfield Road Crossover Carl and Kylie Ward (03) 5626 7200

Accommodation Neerim Country Cottages (north of Neerim South) Self contained cottage accommodation set on five acres suiting up to 30 people. An ideal base for Mt Baw Baw. Maureen and Joe Derksen (03) 5628 4451 0435 956 461 2470 Main Neerim Road, Neerim,

The Parrots’ Nest (Noojee) The Parrots’ Nest Mountain Hideaway is situated above the village of Noojee. Luxury bed and breakfast style accommodation in a three bedroom apartment. 22 Old Noojee Road, Noojee Narelle (03)5628 9602

Forest Edge CYC (Neerim East) 100 acre property fit for adventure, surrounds a modern 200 bed campsite (lodge accommodation). This is used as a youth camp but also as accommodation for group getaways. 405 McKenzie Road, Neerim East (03) 5628 4224

Gary Miles

Fieldstone House (Neerim North) Set on a secluded 150 acres with amazing views over the Baw Baw Plateau. Perfect for your romantic weekend getaway or long holiday break with the family. Fieldstone has it all. Kuhnell Road, Neerim North 0405 454 172 Laurel Foennander

FernBrae Bush Retreat (Noojee) Set in sixteen acres of natural bush with outdoor sitting areas and quality accommodation. Ideal for a relaxing stay in Noojee’s forest. Jim & Kay Bambrick 3455 Yarra Junction-Noojee Rd, (03) 5628 9565 0417 107 118 Noojee Hotel (Noojee)

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Outpost Retreat (Noojee) Four self contained cabins with breathtaking views Each cottage can sleep up to six people They are perfect for an overnight stay or longer. 38 Loch Valley Road, Noojee 3833 (03) 5628 9669

Accommodation Not just a hotel but a romantic retreat for couples.The River Forest Cottages - fully renovated and beautifully appointed private house for a couple or two. A light continental breakfast is supplied and a bottle of wine. Lisa (03) 5628 9514 Toorongo River Chalets (Noojee)

Our lovely home is surrounded by tall gums, grass reserve, spring fed pond. A peaceful place to rest and relax, conveniently located between Drouin and Warragul. Your hosts: Warwick & Bronwen. 4 Spring Place, Drouin 3818 (03) 5625 1111 0438 912 545 Ripplebrook Cottages (Ripplebrook, south of Drouin) Helen Timbury

Nestled in the lush Toorongo Valley on 150 pristine acres, there are three chalets on the property. All have log fires and two have spas. Just five minutes drive from Noojee. 105 Toorongo Valley Road, Noojee 0427 546 059 Gypsy Creek Winery Bed & Breakfast


Luxury fully self contained B&B country style cottages in Ripplebrook, set on a forty acre grazing property in rolling hills. Magnificent views. Jan and Bill 1855 Westernport Road, Ripplebrook (03) 5627 6114 Best Western Warragul Motel (Warragul) Haydn John (Lillico)

(Labertouche, north of Drouin near Jindivick) A two storey guesthouse, five double rooms. We specialise in romantic getaways and groups. 43 School Road, Labertouche, (03) 5628 7751 Haddon Hall in the Dell B&B (Drouin) Alene Bonser

Completely renovated, luxurious four-star accommodation in Warragul at a fraction of the cost. 1829 Princes Way, Warragul (03) 5623 2189 Best Western Drouin Motor Inn & Function Centre (Drouin)

Accommodation Recently renovated, stylish motel located near town centre. Fifteen four star rooms. Breakfast and room service. Drouin Golf Club is just three kilometres away. 275 Princes Way, Drouin (03) 5625 3296

Close to town with modern two bedroom cabins with ensuite, clean amenities block, concrete annexe bases. 44 Burke Street, Warragul (03) 5623 2707 Kings Arms Hotel Motel ( Neerim South) Glenda Brown Gippsland Picture Framers

Edinburgh Motor Inn (Warragul) Sixteen stylish units with four star Racv rating. Closest motel to Warragul town centre, only five minutes walk. 61 Princes Highway, Warragul (03) 5622 3339 Warragul Views Motor Inn (Warragul) Looking over the town from the nearby hillside, this motel has an in-house restaurant. 50 Rulemont Road, Warragul (03) 5623 5222 Yarragon Motel (Yarragon) Photo VanDyk Images

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Five rooms right in Neerim South Bar & bistro meals available seven days for lunch & dinner. 91-109 Main Neerim Road, Neerim South (03) 5628 1431 Robin Hood Inn (Robin Hood)

Right in the heart of Yarragon, quiet and clean with modern facilities. All units are located on the ground floor. Kerry and Neil Hutchinson 119 Princes Highway, Yarragon 3823 (03) 5634 2655 Warragul Gardens Holiday Park (Warragul)

Historic Cobb and Co building. Comfortable ten unit accommodation. Warm fantastic atmosphere, open fire in the restaurant which is open six days a week (closed Monday). 655 Princes Highway, Drouin West (03) 5625 4884

For further tourism information What’s On in West Gippsland West Gippsland Tourism and Attractions Gardivalia Festival of Gardens all October West Gippsland Gourmet Country Tourism Association Ficifolia Festival of the flowering Gum, Drouin February Open Studios West Gippsland events throughout the year Neerim District website for information and attractions Yarragon website for information and attractions Laurie Collins Sculpture Garden Jindivick




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