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Long Plains: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Holey Plains State Park

Holey Plains State Park covers an area of 10,638 hectares of mostly Banksia and Eucalypt open-forest and woodlands growing in a series of low sandy ridges. Proclaimed in 1977, the park protects an extremely high diversity of native flora and abundant wildlife, while providing for bushwalking, picnicking, camping and other activities.

Explore the park on foot on a number of different walks. Many of the tracks off Rosedale-Stradbroke Road provide easy walks and are particularly beautiful in spring when wildflowers are in bloom.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

Rosedale - Stradbroke Rd
Rosedale, VIC, 3847

Located 5.1K from Long Plains

Gippsland Armed Forces Museum

The Gippsland Armed Forces Museum aims to preserve Gippsland's military heritage, and provide the means to display and highlight the role played by Gippslanders in the countries Defence Forces, both in peace and war.

It is a regional military museum that researches, educates and displays the role that Gippsland men and women of have played in the defence of Australia in times of war and peace from 1885 to the present.

The collection includes military service from 1885 to now, items vary from personnel items to weapons both longarm, smallarm and bayonets, as well as items from Gallipoli, France, and Belguim.

Other displays depict photographs, maps and more. Incorporated into this collection is the Aucterlonie Collection.

Lyon Crescent,
West Sale Aerodrome
Fulham, VIC, 3851

Located 16.3K from Long Plains

Sale Common Wetlands Walk

Distance: 15 kilometres return, can be broken into sections
Start and finish: Multiple start points including the Port of Sale, Lake Guthridge and South Gippsland Highway near Cox's Bridge.

Grade: Level 1 - 2. Level 1 - No experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users with someone to assist them.
Level 2 - No experience required. The track is hardened gravel or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and some steps.

The internationally listed Sale Common wetlands offers freshwater marshes and red gum woodlands with an enormous variety of birdlife that you can see from the boardwalk. The boardwalk starts at the edge of the swamp, continues past deeper water, islands and through a small reed bed. At the eastern end of the boardwalk, relax and watch the pelicans, swans and ducks from the bird hide.

Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve,
South Gippsland Highway
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 21.3K from Long Plains

Sale Common Wetlands

The Sale Common State Game Refuge is located on the South Gippsland Highway, just south of the city of Sale. The Sale Common covers approximately 300 hectares, 70 percent of which is freshwater marsh. The remaining area is covered by red gum woodland and grasslands.

From the car park on the South Gippsland Highway, a short walking track leads through woodlands and grasslands past the information shelter to the lookout.

A longer walk (7.2 kilometres, 2.4 hours return) along Flooding Creek Track can be accessed from the eastern end of the boardwalk. This narrow, winding track passes through Red Gum woodlands and ends near the Latrobe River. On the way there are extensive views of the morass. The lookout overlooks the northern section of the Common, while the bridge leading to the lookout allows visitors to examine some of the plants and smaller pond life of the morass.

A key feature of the Sale Common is the extensive boardwalk that enables visitors to observe the wetland at a closer level. The boardwalk winds its way through a variety of habitats, starting from the edge of the swamp, through deeper water, past islands and through a small reed bed.

South Gippsland Highway
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 21.7K from Long Plains

Sale Historical Museum

The Sale Historical Museum housed in a stylish colonial building originally designed as the administrative headquarters of the Borough of Sale. It houses a relatively large and diverse collection. Local government paper-based records and original council furniture are especially outstanding.

It has a sizeable collection of portraits of local pioneers by Alfred Bock, and a significant collection of photographs of early Sale, military objects, textiles and household devices.

The Sale Historical Museum, located in Foster Street Sale in the original borough of Sale offices showcases local history and life in Sale from its beginnings as Flooding Creek.

An impressive collection of early Sale artefacts and photographs showcase Sale's historical past.

100 Foster Street
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 21.9K from Long Plains

Sale Powder Magazine

Colonial Governments in Victoria built Powder Magazines to provide safe conditions for the storage of explosive powder which was used by the gold mining industry.

Built in 1864-65, the Sale Powder Magazine served the needs of North and East Gippsland. The Sale Powder Magazine has massive walls and buttresses and barrel vaulting in the ceiling. To reduce the chance of an accidental explosion, timber dowels were used to fix the flooring.

Barrack like in appearance, the building is almost encircled by the watercourse of Flooding Creek, historically giving it a buffer from bushfires. The Magazine became private property around 1925 and in 1995 it was rediscovered through a heritage study conducted by the former City of Sale having been used as a private residence for many years.

The property is now owned by the Wellington Shire Council, who utilised the services of a heritage architect to produce a schedule of work for its restoration. It is managed by a Committee of Management responsible to the Sale Historical Society.

Walter Street
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 22.0K from Long Plains

Long Plains: Events

Rosedale Community Market

The Rosedale Community Market is a small community marketheld on the second Sunday of every month.

A wide variety of stalls and a berbecue operates, supplying hot food, tea, coffee and cold drinks are on site.

Monies raised from the market goes towards the preservation of the Old Rosedale School building on the park.

Event Dates
      13th Nov
      11th Dec
      8th Jan
      12th Feb
      12th Mar

Prince Street,
Rosedale, VIC, 3847

Located 9.4K from Long Plains

Sale Sunday Charity Variety Market

The monthly Sale Sunday Charity market is an outdoor market featuring a wide variety of plants, woodwork, clothing stalls, trash and treasure, bric-a-brac, arts and crafts, barbecue and food stalls.

Egg and bacon rolls are available for breakfast, barbecye, hot dogs and cold drinks are also available.

The market commences at 7:00am and finishes at 1:00pm.

Held on the third Sunday of every month at the Thompson River Canal Reserve.

Event Dates
      20th Nov
      18th Dec
      15th Jan
      19th Feb
      19th Mar

South Gippsland Highway,
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 21.3K from Long Plains

Sale Agricultural Show

Sale's annual Agricultural Show catering to a wide variety of interests and with entertainment for all age groups. An outstanding exhibition of community skills and talents, plus a variety of animal classes on display. Spectacular Friday Night Carnival, including fireworks display. Kidz Zone entertainment Friday and Saturday.

Event Dates
      28th Oct
      29th Oct
      30th Oct

Maffra-Sale Road
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 22.8K from Long Plains

Long Plains: Travel Tips

Wellington Visitor Information Centre - Sale

The Wellington Visitor Information Centre in Sale can provide you with information to assist you in your travel through the Wellington Shire region and to make your stay more enjoyable.

You will find an excellent range of brochures, showcasing what and where you can go to enjoy what this region has to offer. The staff are extremely happy to assist you with your requests.

The Wellington Shire region, which is in Central Gippsland, is a very diverse area with much to see. It stretches from the snowfields to the ocean including the longest unbroken stretch of beach in the world known as the Ninety Mile Beach. It also has beautiful National Parks, High Country and Wetlands within an hours drive of Sale.

Wellington Visitor Information Centre - Sale offers many activities for visitors to the regions, some of which are water activities on Lake Wellington such as water skiing, sailing, canoeing and swimming. While in the region you can also go cycling, horse riding, bush walking or hiking along the picturesque landscape.

8 Foster Street
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 21.1K from Long Plains

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