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.
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.
The small townships of Glenmaggie and Coongulla are situated 12km north of Heyfield.
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.
Heyfield is situated on Thomson River at the gateway to the High Country features vast expanses of natural bush and National Parks, Lake Glenmaggie and Heyfield Wetlands.
Located on Lake Victoria, Hollands Landing is a fishing village located at the eastern end of the McLennan Straits.
Licola is located beside the Macalister River making it an attractive destination and a great spot for fishing and camping especially with the National Park nearby.
Positioned on the foreshores of Lake Victoria between the Gippsland Coastal Park and Lakes National Park, Loch Sport is the ideal location for water sports.
Longford is located at the junction of the South Gippsland Highway and the Longford-Rosedale Road, next to the Latrobe River.
Driving into Maffra you are instantly greeted by the tree-lined nineteenth century aptly named Main Street. Many of the original shop verandas still remain today as well as a number of historic buildings.
On the way to Bairnsdale, Munro is home to the Australian Wildlife Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, visitors can see Australia’s wildlife depicted in paint and clay sculptures.
Newry is a small village first established in 1868 as a gateway to the channels. It has a narrow rocky gorge on the Avon River with easy walking access, parking and picnic facilities.
Situated at the southern end of the Ninety Mile Beach, Port Albert is a charming seaside fishing village and is one the few remaining fishing villages still in operation along the Victorian coastline.
While is easy to drive through quaint little Rosedale it is worthy of a short stroll on your way through to Sale and beyond.
Sale is located in the heart of Gippsland, approximately 200km east of Melbourne.
A small coastal town, Seaspray’s main attraction is the Ninety Mile Beach (the world’s longest beach) and offers a stretch of blue ocean and vast white sands that continues as far as the eye can see.
Stratford is located along the Avon River just 18km from Sale on the eastern entry to the Gippsland Country Road.
Located 10km west of Maffra, Tinamba is a small town established when McEvoys Track from Seaton opened as a major access track to the goldfields. The district is sustained by a productive dairying industry.
Located on the Gippsland Highway, Woodside is 53km from Sale and is a small town with only a school, hotel, motel and a general store.
Yarram is certainly one of the prettiest towns in Gippsland, boasting one of only four cool temperate rainforest in Victoria in close proximity to the town centre.