Towns around Wellington
Alberton was established in the 1890’s as part of the route to the goldfields. It now has less than 200 residents and is one of the smallest towns in the Gippsland Region but what it lacks in size it makes up for in history and community spirit.
Balook is the start of the Balook Pioneer Trail which has a number of historic sites of the early settlers, most notably Arthur Lanyon’s Hut, the site of Riggs Sawmill and Mrs Healey’s Home, Kara who was Victoria’s first female ranger.
Boisdale boasts a great community focused way of life Boisdale is located in the heart of Gippsland’s dairying district, on the Briagolong Road, north of Maffra.
Briagolong is a small town nestled at the foot of the Great Divide and a great place to keep the whole family entertained.
Cowwarr had its hay day in the Gold Rush and several historic buildings still remain, the largest being the Old Butter Factory established in 1918, which has been transformed into a gallery for contemporary visual arts.
Overland Gold Adventures
Graham, your guide from Overland Gold Adventures, is not only a local but also a third generation gold miner who knows the area like the back of his hand.
Try your luck at gold panning in Dargo where gold still can be found today and if you don’t manage to find your own gold, visit the gold panning museum for an up close look at a gold nugget.
Golden Beach & Paradise Beach
Located on the Ninety Mile Beach, the area is surrounded by the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park and is home to a great variety of birdlife.
Nestled in the fertile Merrimans Creek Valley, the rural community is surrounded by abundant native flora and fauna, visitors have many opportunities to explore and discover Gormandale’s natural beauty.