South Gippsland region is found on the south eastern tip of Victoria. It is comprised of, Phillip Island, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Korumburra, Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Foster, Sandy Point, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, Mirboo North and Leongatha.
When visiting South Gippsland, and all the area has to offer, you will discover wineries, antique shops and art galleries, farmers markets, music festivals and many great attractions, such as Toora Windfarm, Coal Creek Historical Village, Mount Best Lookout. It is extremely popular for day and overnight hiking – the coastline and bush land is pristine. Toora Tourist Park is nearby to all the attractions of the area and has a great Tourist Park full of activities kids will love. It is close to Agnes Falls and Toora Windfarm.
Experience life as it was in historic Walhalla. You can take a tour of the mine. The Long Tunnel extended Gold Mine tour goes for approx. 45-50 minutes.Visitors are required to wear suitable footwear when going underground.
After visiting the mine, take a ride on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway. Enjoy the vibrant autumn trees, the beautiful Stringers Creek Gorge and colourful spring wildflowers. Go on a picturesque bike ride through magnificent forests and enjoy views of the Thomson River along part of the narrow gauge railway route that once ran from Moe to Walhalla.
Korumburra is home to Coal Creek Community Park Museum in which the kids can step back in time and experience what life was like in the ‘olden days’. It has FREE ENTRY and unlimited fun for the whole family.
Go on one of the scary Ghost Tours and see the Village at night – so many things to do.
Nearby, small villages like Yarragon and Nojee have local arts and craft galleries, cafes and restaurants utilizing local meats and produce. In beautiful tall forest, the majestic Noojee Trestle Bridge is the tallest surviving wooden trestle bridge in Victoria. The bridge is a legacy of the old railway that ran from Noojee to Warragul. It was originally constructed in 1919, but in 1939 was completely burnt down and rebuilt in the same year.
In nearby Wonthaggi you can take a tour of the State Coal Mine and experience the life of a miner. They have some interesting and innovative tours, spacious grounds and a great café for lunch.
Phillip Island is only a short drive away, so why not combine a day or two in South Gippsland with that visit to the penguins? The kids will love you for it and so will you with so many things to do.