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The small Gippsland town of Boolarra lies in an area renowned for the diversity of its scenic beauty and contrasting landscapes which range from cool rainforest and mountain views to rewarding walking tracks to stunning surf beaches.

The Latrobe region presents enormous diversity in an area framed by the magnificent Strzelecki Ranges in the south to the awesome Baw Baw plateau in the north.

Boolarra is within comfortable driving distance of one of the region"s standout reserves, the Strzelecki State Forest. The parkland, which takes its name from Polish explorer Paul Strzelecki, is graced by the Lyrebird Forest Walk which winds through more than 5km of native bush.

The forest preserves a wide variety of flora and fauna, but you are more likely to hear than see the bush's most famous resident. The eccentric lyrebird, which is the animal kingdom's most talented mimic, is also one of Australia's more reclusive birds.

Highway One offers comfortable access to Melbourne.

Boolarra: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Morwell National Park


Situated in the northern foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges, this park is small in size but of great value in preserving a remnant of the area's original plant and animal life.

The best was to enjoy Morwell National Park is to walk through it. Fosters Gully Nature Walk provides an excellent introduction to the park.

Things to do
A self-guided nature walk through Fosters Gully provides the visitor with detailed information on the variety of plants and animals found in the park. The walk begins at the Kerry Road picnic area and takes about an hour to complete. Camping is not permitted.

Heritage
Morwell National Park and surrounding area was occupied by the Woollum Woollum Clan who used the area to hunt possums for food and skins. Artefacts from these times have been found in the surrounding areas. Europeans settled here in the 1840s and cleared land for grazing. Remnants of saw mills and mining can be seen today.

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.





Kerry Road
Morwell, VIC, 3840

Located 10.3K from Boolarra

Morwell Centenary Rose Garden


Take the time to stop and smell the roses at one of the world's premier rose gardens. The Morwell Centenary Rose Garden proudly showcases about 3000 roses across three acres of internationally recognised rose garden, in a scenic park-like setting at the edge of the CBD.

Climbing roses create walls of colour and perfume, while garden paths wind their way through perfumed beds of Hybrid Tea, Floribunda and Austin roses. A collection of Australian and New Zealand bred roses is at the southern end; and to the north set in a cottage garden are many old fashioned and species roses. Manicured beds edged with paving stones complement the magnificence of the entire garden.

The garden forms the western entrance to the Morwell Business District, Civic Centre, Art Gallery and the Justice Precinct. This community project is a continuing work undertaken by the "Friends of the Rose Garden", volunteers and sponsors with the generous support of Latrobe City Council.





Cnr Commercial Road and Maryvale Crescent
Morwell, VIC, 3840

Located 18.7K from Boolarra

Latrobe Regional Gallery


Latrobe Regional Gallery houses eight gallery spaces and a sculpture courtyard that showcase travelling exhibitions, curated exhibitions and the permanent collection. An ever-changing program of quality exhibitions ensures a different experience every time you visit the gallery.

The impressive collection is comprised of over 1500 contemporary Australian pieces of art in all mediums and a diverse range of historical and contemporary images of the Gippsland region. Glass is a specialty area of the collection, acknowledging the importance of Gippsland in the Australian studio glass movement.

The gallery shop stocks quality arts and craft and the caf?, So Swish, provides an enhanced experience for visitors. Guided gallery tours can be arranged by appointment.

The gallery is one and a half hours' drive from Melbourne along the Princes Freeway (Exit B460) and a two minute walk from the Morwell Railway Station.




138 Commercial Road
Morwell, VIC, 3840

Located 18.9K from Boolarra

Old Gippstown


Step back in time to the 18502 s and enjoy a visit to Old Gippstown, Gippsland's Heritage Park in Moe. This complete historical township filled with authentic buildings and d?cor makes an ideal venue for weddings and functions.

Old Gippstown is also renowned for its Coach house which contains one of Victoria's best collections of horse drawn vehicles.

The beautiful garden settings are perfect for picnics and barbecues. You can also see a large variety of agricultural and industrial machinery ranging from horse drawn, steam-driven or manually operated, and the blacksmiths forge, in which many were manufactured.

The General Store and The Water Wheel garden dressmaking shop contain displays of original implements used around the home in the 1850s. Tynong Theatre, at which a screening of old black and white movies, newsreel and shorts can be arranged for visitors. Prior arrangements must be made.

Visit the local police station and spend a short stretch in the local jail.

Drop past the local doctor's quarters - do not forget to look out for the ghost.

Old Gippstown also cater for school bookings. Please call them to find out more information.




211 Lloyd Street
Moe, VIC, 3825

Located 21.9K from Boolarra

Tyers Park


Set in the foothills to the north of the Latrobe Valley, Tyers Park encompasses the fine scenery of the Tyers Gorge where the Tyers River winds between steep forested slopes. The park has an abundance of diverse wildflowers and the birdlife, making it a favourite destination for naturalists. Outcrops of limestone and conglomerate are of geological interest. The limestone contains both plant and animal fossils.

Popular activities at Tyers Park include scenic drives, bushwalks, picnicking, swimming, fishing and nature study.

Spring is the main wildflower season and a good time to visit, although the park has plenty to offer throughout the year.

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.





Tyers-Walhalla Rd
Yallourn North, VIC, 3825

Located 22.3K from Boolarra

Tarra Bulga National Park


Tarra-Bulga National Park in South Gippsland is well known for its giant Mountain Ash trees, beautiful fern gullies and ancient myrtle beeches. The park covers some of the best examples of original cool temperate rainforests of the Strzelecki Ranges.

Walk to the impressive Corrigan's Suspension Bridge, which stretches through the rainforest canopy, affording spectacular views of the lush fern gully on the forest floor below.

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.





Grand Ridge Rd
Balook, VIC, 3971

Located 23.0K from Boolarra

Boolarra: Events

Experimenta Recharge: 6th International Biennial of Media Art


Experimenta Recharge: the 6th International Biennial of Media Art presents the work of artists who employ, critique and experiment with media and technology.

Recharge features artworks that draw from photography, biology, sculpture and installation, electromagnetic, sound art, robotics, gaming, dance, the world-wide-web, performance, 3D printing, animation, film, video and analogue television.


Event Dates
2016
      27th May
      28th May
      29th May
      30th May
      31st May
      1st Jun
      2nd Jun
      3rd Jun


138 Commercial Road
Morwell, VIC, 3840

Located 18.9K from Boolarra

Summit Survivor


Summit Survivor is an awesome obstacle event for the thrill seekers out there.

If mud, water and electric shocks leave you in a cold sweat, stop reading now. The Summit Survivor is not for the faint-hearted and definitely not for delicate wallflowers who would blow away in a stiff breeze.

The epic five kiometre course is the most obstacle-dense course in Victoria. And it will have you ducking, weaving, leaping, staggering, clambering, wading and, at times, dragging your sodden body through substances and apparatuses that quite frankly would look more at home in a war zone.

Imagine Tough Mudder, the Summit Survivor is just that course, but more fun!

Summit Survivor is an awesome obstacle course over five kilometres long with 36 epic obstacles and is for all fitness levels and for ages. Summit Survivor is located on only, 90 minutes from Melbourne in Trafalgar East.

Now complete with a 1.3 kilometre obstacle course for the kids too, there is fun for the whole family.

Walk, run or sprint your way through the awesome mud, nets, beams, ice, zaps and so much more. Less run, more fun.

With 100 per cent of all profits from the event will be donated to Youth Leadership Programs in Victoria. Do not delay, register now.


Event Dates
2016
      12th Nov


21 Cemetery Road
Trafalgar East, VIC, 3824

Located 20.8K from Boolarra

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