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Maffra Sugar Beet Museum


The Maffra Sugar Beet Museum is housed primarily in the relocated office and weighbridge of the former Maffra Sugar Beet Factory, with an associated shed containing agricultural machinery.

An audio-visual of Sugar Beet growing around Maffra is included, as are small exhibitions on European exploration, Aborigines and pre-history. Archives and photographs are held off-site at Maffra Library. An extensive collection of Architectural plans is held.

The Collection contains objects and documents relating to the cultivation of Sugar Beet around Maffra (1896-1848), and the Maffra Sugar beet factory, plus agriculture in general (especially dairy farming) and documents and photographs relating to the former Maffra Shire. Photographs include an extensive collection of the works of H.B. Hammond, photographer at Maffra from c.1907 to the 1940s.

The Maffra Sugar Beet Museum opens on the 1st Sunday of the Month, to coincide with the monthly Maffra Market.




McMahon Drive
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 18.4K from Coongulla

Gippsland Vehicle Collection


The Gippsland Vehicle Collection provides south east Australia with an outstanding rotating display of interesting vehicles including cars, motor-bikes, machinery, historic vehicles and auto memorabilia.

Located in the very attractive Central Gippsland rural town of Maffra, the Motor Museum is an easy three hour drive from central Melbourne along the Princes Highway. Or an alternate route can be taken around the coast, through the hills, or even over the big hill, Mount Hotham and the Alpine Way.

Maffra has long been a strong motoring centre and boasts a local hill climb track run by the Maffra and District Car Club and a Motocross track. There are so many interesting and unique vehicles to see that there is a rotating theme of displaying vehicles for four months at a time.

The current feature displays are listed on the website. The vehicles are on loan from private collectors, mostly in Gippsland.

The massive building of around 2,200 square metres was built during World War Two as a vegetable dehydrating plant to provide vegetables to troops overseas, and has been several other factories and warehouses since then, finally falling into disrepair.

Bus tours and school group are welcomed and catered for.




1A Sale Road
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 19.5K from Coongulla

Maffra Golf Club


The Maffra Golf Club is one of the jewels in East Gippsland's golfing crown. Established in 1951, the course is beautifully maintained with mature trees, immaculately grassed fairways and true fast greens which are among the best in country Victoria.

The course (Par 72 / 6,056 metres) is quite flat with just a couple of moderate slopes but is no 'pushover' in terms of golfing and requires consistent shots off the tees, the fairways and most importantly on the greens. The clubhouse is available for functions and has a fully licenced bar.

For those planning a longer stay, powered caravan sites are also available. Weekly competitions are held on most days and special yearly events are well spaced through the year so have a look at the club website for more details.




Fulton Road
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 20.0K from Coongulla

Coongulla: Events

Heyfield Market


The Heyfield Market takes place on the first Saturday of every month - 8:00am to 1:00pm.

Heyfield Saturday Market has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with over 28 stalls of home made, home grown and quality second hand goods (trash and treasure), as well as honey and potatoes. Enjoy a barbecue or Devonshire tea, sandwiches and cakes. The market raises money for the St James Anglican Church.

In addition to the market the Heyfield Historical Museum is also open every market day from 10:00am to 2:00pm or at other times by appointment and is located just through the crossroads from the market on Harbeck Street. It houses an array of local information and memorabilia from the late 1800's to more recent times.


Event Dates
2017
      1st Jul
      5th Aug
      2nd Sep
      7th Oct
      4th Nov
      2nd Dec
2018
      6th Jan


Temple Street
Heyfield, VIC, 3858

Located 9.9K from Coongulla

Maffra Variety and Farmer's Market


Held in Johnson Street in Maffra on the first Sunday of every month, the Maffra Variety and Farmer's Market offers fresh produce, make it-bake it and full variety of products with over 40 stalls.

Stalls include plants, veggies, honey, crafts, barbecue, cakes, soy melts, wooden items and much more.

Regular activities include buskers, wine tastings and cheese tastings.


Event Dates
2017
      2nd Jul
      6th Aug
      3rd Sep
      1st Oct
      5th Nov
      3rd Dec
2018
      7th Jan


Johnson Street
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 18.7K from Coongulla

Coongulla: Travel Tips

Maffra Visitor Information Centre


The Maffra Visitor Information Centre serves this beautiful country town of approximately 5,300 people, situated 220 kilometres east of Melbourne in the Wellington Shire. It is the centre of the rich Macalister agricultural, pastoral and dairying irrigation area.

The Maffra Visitor Information Centre is housed in the late-Victorian designed Maffra Courthouse which retains most of its original features.

In specially designed display cases, you will see an important collection of mineral specimens, gemstones and fossils, the result of a lifetime of collection by Italian immigrant, Pino Deriu. Leaving Italy in 1952, this fully qualified accountant came to Australia and soon joined his brother in prospecting for opal around Coober Pedy.

This led to a lifelong love of fossicking and trading minerals and gemstones. Pino's preference was to leave most of the specimens he collected in their natural state rather than have them cut, polished or mounted, which adds to the scientific value of this amazing collection.

Call the Maffra Visitor Information Centre and they can provide you with information to assist you in your travel through Maffra, the Victorian high country and make your stay more enjoyable.

Maffra VIC's volunteers look forward to making your visit a memorable one.




96 Johnson Street
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 18.5K from Coongulla

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