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Archies Creek: Where To Go / Sightseeing

ArtSpace Wonthaggi


Located in the heart of Wonthaggi on the Bass Coast, ArtSpace Wonthaggi Community Gallery is the home of highest quality regional fine art and craft.

Established as a community non-profit gallery for regional artists and crafts people, the gallery provides space for regular exhibitions and monthly theme displays. Artists exhibit for four week blocks; the work changes regularly, so you will see something new each time you visit.

ArtSpace Wonthaggi is the premier gallery for unique and exclusive works by exceptional artists and craftspeople. Many families have found that special piece for their permanent and holiday homes or gift for that special person.

ArtSpace is a recent finalist in the Victorian State Regional Achiever Awards.




5-7 McBride Avenue
Wonthaggi, VIC, 3995

Located 6.6K from Archies Creek

State Coal Mine


The State Coal Mine offers a journey back in time to discover what life working in a coal mine was like in the 1900s. Venture underground through the dark network of tunnels to get hands-on at the coal face and learn how Victoria's hard working men extracted the black gold.

Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, the State Coal Mine is the only historic coal mine experience in the Southern Hemisphere, offering interactive fun and interest for the whole family both above and below ground.

Rising from its beginnings as a make shift 'Tent Town', Wonthaggi quickly grew to the thriving town we know today. Operating from 1909 to 1968, the State Coal Mine produced almost 17 million tonnes of coal for Victoria's industries and railways.

Free entry to all above ground facilities includes the new State Coal Mine Visitor Centre with cafe, theatrette and shop, the museum, heritage trail, historic buildings and sheltered barbecue area.

Please note, 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.

Please 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.




Garden Street
Wonthaggi, VIC, 3995

Located 8.2K from Archies Creek

Bunurong Marine and Coastal Park


Located about six kilometres south-west of Inverloch in South Gippsland, this proposed park covers 2100 hectares and about 5 kilometres of coastline. This coastline is beautiful, full of striking rock formations, attractive sandy coves, rugged sandstone cliffs, dunes and prominent headlands.

The coastal waters protect a remarkable range of habitats including intertidal reefs, subtidal rocky reefs, algal gardens and seagrass beds. The waters here are cool, akin to Victoria's central and western coasts, however they are relatively protected from south-westerly swells due to the location of far away King Island.

The marine life of the region is considered special due to the unusual set of environmental conditions. The intertidal sandstone reefs of the area boast the highest recorded diversity of intertidal and subtidal invertebrates in eastern Victoria. The range of seaweed species is also large and includes greens, blue-greens, browns and encrusting, coralline reds.

Seagrass meadows and sandy bays are also important habitats within the area. The diversity of habitats supports many marine animals including seastars, featherstars, crabs, snails, Port Jackson Sharks and up to 87 species of fish. If you are lucky you may see Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales or Subantarctic Fur Seals.




Inverloch-Cape Paterson Rd
Cape Paterson, VIC, 3995

Located 14.9K from Archies Creek

Maru Koala and Animal Park


Get in touch with wildlife at Maru Koala and Animal Park.

Owned and run by the Heffer family, they personally take the time to ensure you enjoy your visit. Enjoy hand feeding and patting the koalas, kangaroos and wallabies, which includes rare albino animals.

Join hourly koala tours inside the koala enclosure and pat and hand feed them on a close encounter experience. See a range of animals and meet the keepers at regular talks including the sheep shearing and wildlife shows in the auditorium.

Then set sail into Pirate Pete's mini golf adventure and enjoy 18 holes of pirating fun around the 30 metre Pirate Ship. Do either activity, or for one low price, purchase an all day pass to give you unlimited access all day long to the Animal Park and Pirate Pete's mini golf.

Enjoy a meal in the licensed Homestead Bistro with a tempting range of fresh foods all prepared by the talented team. Maru has sealed paths throughout and amenities for disabled patrons, with plenty of seating and sheltered and shaded areas.

Maru welcomes group and private bookings and also cater for children's parties and have an indoor playroom.




1650 Bass Highway
Grantville, VIC, 3984

Located 15.1K from Archies Creek

Bonsai Island


Bonsai Island has everything for the bonsai enthusiast, including an outdoor display area with quality established bonsai styled by the proprietors. And starter material from tubestock to advanced pre-bonsai and everything in between.

There are Bonsai for sale, plus supplies and equipment, a range of Japanese and Chinese pots, hand-made Australian pots, plenty of specialty tools and styling wire for training your trees, bonsai books for inspiration. Bonsai Island offers tuition, too. Extensive range of conifers, Australian natives, broadleaved evergreens, deciduous, flowering and fruiting examples in all bonsai styles.

The Art of Bonsai features trees at their seasonal peak, so any time of year is a great time to visit. Potting, re-styling, bonsai boarding and advisory services available.

Bonsai plants are grown in shallow containers, resembling scale-models of mature trees in nature. Bonsai need sunlight, air movement, water, nutrients and a substrate in which to grow. The art of involves styling, training and pruning a living tree to the shape you want, then matching it to a complementary container to create the desired overall effect. Bonsai Island teaches that Bonsai is not about the age of the tree, per se, it is about the artistry and beauty of the design.




32 Phillip Island Road
Newhaven, VIC, 3925

Located 18.8K from Archies Creek

Archies Creek: Events

Kilcunda Lobster Festival


Join the Annual Kilcunda Lobster Festival at the Kilcunda foreshore car park for the 33rd year of this family friendly event.

The festival runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm or until all lobsters are sold. There will be live music all day, monster raffle, carnival rides and amusements, emergency service displays, lobster sales and lunches, a chance to your luck on the Lobster Spinning Wheel all day or in the monster raffle drawn at 3:00pm. Hot food and drinks are also available and ample market stalls to browse through.

Th Kilcunda Lobster Festival is a great day for the family down on the coast at Kilcunda. All proceeds to the Kilcunda and local communities.

All details can be found on the Kilcunda Community Development Association website.


Event Dates
2017
      29th Jan


Bass Highway
Kilcunda, VIC, 3995

Located 7.4K from Archies Creek

Grantville Pirate Festival


Enjoy a great day out at the award winning Maru Koala and Animal Park at the annual Grantville Pirate Festival.

Pirate games and roving entertainers, jumping castles, face painting, dress-up competitions, play mini-golf and enjoy the animal park all for the one low entry fee. In 2016 the festival featured a live stage show by the 'Adventure Time' characters, so stay tuned for a brand new show for 2017.

Please note that the exact date for 2017 has yet to be confirmed.

Meet Pirate Pete along with other roving pirate entertainers and get your face painted or take a ride on the giant slide. See the live stage show and join in the pirate games .

The kids will love the jumping castles and pirate show bags. Then meet, pat and hand feed the koalas, kangaroos and other animals in the animal park. Relax at 'Tortuga' and enjoy a bite to eat and drink in the Homestead Bistro. One low entry fee gives you access to all areas and activities on the day.

See the Maru Koala and Animal Park website for more information about the venue.


Event Dates
2017
      22nd Apr


1650 Bass Highway
Grantville, VIC, 3984

Located 15.1K from Archies Creek

Inverloch parkrun


Inverloch parkrun is a free weekly timed five kilometre event for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The event takes place every Saturday at 8:00am with a pre-run briefing at 7:45am.

If you have not been to a parkrun before, register online and print off your unique barcode to bring along with you to each parkrun event you attend. With your barcode in hand you will be able to record your time and see your results posted on their website.


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Ramsey Boulevard
Inverloch, VIC, 3996

Located 17.0K from Archies Creek

Archies Creek: Travel Tips

Wonthaggi Visitor Information Centre


Visit the friendly staff and volunteers at the Wonthaggi Visitor Information Centre. They look forward to helping you plan your visit to Wonthaggi and the surrounding Bass Coast, Phillip Island and Gippsland regions.

The centre is located in the Wonthaggi Centennial Centre, built in 2011 to celebrate the centenary of Wonthaggi.

There is a wide range of free maps, visitor guides and brochures to help you to decide what to do and see and how best to enjoy what the region has to offer.

The Bass Coast Shire's proximity to two of Victoria's premier tourist attractions, Wilson's Promontory and Phillip Island, make the area the perfect place to base yourself at any time of the year.




1 Bent Street
Wonthaggi, VIC, 3995

Located 6.6K from Archies Creek

Inverloch Visitor Information Centre


The Inverloch Visitor Information Centre provides a one-stop shop for information, accommodation bookings and ticket sales.

The friendly staff and volunteers will happily assist you with booking accommodation including holiday houses, motels, resorts, bed and breakfast, and caravan parks. They also have information on 'Where to Eat' that details the region's restaurants, cafes, take away venues, wineries and local produce.

They can help you work our the best attractions and activities to suit you and your budget while visiting the area, including the Penguin Parade, art and craft galleries, antique shops, local markets and events, walk and bike tracks, swimming, surfing, boating, and fishing.

The Information Centre stocks a range of maps and information on regions throughout Victoria and Australia and the trained staff and volunteers can assist with any general inquiries you may have.






16 A'Beckett Street
Inverloch, VIC, 3996

Located 16.9K from Archies Creek

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