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Visit Leongatha in the foothills of Victoria's Strzelecki Ranges and gain an appreciation of the rich history of South Gippsland.

This prime dairy district is home to the largest co-operative dairy in the southern hemisphere. Originally settled on cleared forests of the western Strzeleckis, Leongatha and the surrounding countryside were dotted with rich dairy farms from the 1870s onwards. The opening of the South Gippsland Railway in 1892 boosted development as more forests were cleared to make way for cattle grazing.

Coal mining was also an important industry for the region between the 1880s to 1958. Take a walk through time - or a ride on the bush tramway - at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, featuring interesting and informative displays and tours of the history of coal in Victoria. Friendly animals may make unexpected appearances at picnics around the park.

Wineries including Bellvale, Lucinda Estate and the revered Bass Phillip will give you a taste of Gippsland in a glass. Check cellar door opening times for a viticultural tour.

Experience a wide range of cultural events and festivals at Leongatha throughout the year. The town also boasts numerous shops, galleries and museums devoted to the local arts and crafts of the region. Around Leongatha, discover numerous tracks and trails, like the Great Southern Rail Trail, that offer relaxing walks through its undulating and captivating scenery.

Leongatha is less than two hours from Melbourne. Travel south-east along the Monash Freeway to the South Gippsland Highway.

Leongatha: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Coal Creek Community Park and Museum


Come take a walk through time at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum. What sets this park apart is that it is a heritage attraction built by a dedicated community.

The park has free entry and is always a great day out for the whole family. Ride the bush tramway, dine in the cafe or simply enjoy the natural surrounds. Visit the animals within the park or enjoy a picnic in one of the many scenic spots around the park.

Talk to the volunteers for knowledge on local history and let them amaze you with their skilled craftsmanship. Visit the general store for one of Victoria's finest displays and demonstrations of yesteryear. Learn the history of coal from its beginning and see the tools the men used to build their homes and their lives within South Gippsland.

Every corner will take you on a journey of history and life of early settlement in Gippsland.

Interpretive Guide - use self-guided audio and maps available on a tablet to provide interpretation as you make your way around the park. It's just like having a personal tour guide!

Ghost Tours - join the guides if you dare and experience the eerie village at night, learning about those who call Coal Creek home after dark. Ghost Tours run every month and are available for group bookings.

Groups and Events - discover the hidden treasures that make this park a wonderful venue for your next family event or wedding. Groups can book tours of the park and the education program is a must for schools.





Coal Creek Community Park and Museum,
South Gippsland Highway
Korumburra South, VIC, 3950

Located 10.9K from Leongatha

Leongatha Golf Club


Leongatha Golf Club is a classic Vern Morcom design that has been a hidden treasure in Victoria's South Gippsland region for far too long. It is a scenic layout that covers terrain from hilly to gently rolling with wide santa-ana couch fairways flanked by natural bushland. The greens are also a surprise for a visiting golfer. They are beautifully maintained and feature subtle contouring.

The function room with full catering facilities can also be hired for conferences, weddings, birthday parties and other special occasions. The Leongatha Golf Club Manager will assist with planning and running any special event.

The clubhouse has fresh food available and bar facilities.




855 Koonwarra - Inverloch Road
Leongatha South, VIC, 3954

Located 13.4K from Leongatha

Mount Worth State Park


Mount Worth State Park protects a remnant of the forests that once covered the western Strzelecki Ranges. Tall wet forests of Mountain Ash, Mountain Grey Gum and Blackwood grow on the hills and slopes and tree fers flourish in sheltered gullies.

Walking, picnicking and sightseeing are the most popular activities. The Giant's Circuit walk follows an old tramline route along Lorkin Creek to the Standing Giant - a huge Mountain Ash seven metres in circumference and probably more than 300 years old. Two lookouts on McDonald's Track give panoramic views over the Latrobe River valley, the Great Dividing Range and Westernport Bay.

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
Warragul, VIC, 3820

Located 20.5K from Leongatha

Leongatha: Events

40th Arts Prom Country - Leongatha Art and Photography Show


Now in its 40th year, the annual Arts Prom Country - Leongatha Art and Photography Show is produced by Leongatha Rotary Club. The show has grown and now attracts local, state wide and interstate entries with artists competing for awards to the value of $5000.

Held at the Mesley Hall in Leongatha, yhe Leongatha Art and Photography Show is one of the major art shows in Gippsland and is a picturesque two hour drive from Melbourne.

The show is also at the same time as the 60th Daffodil Festival at the Leongatha Memorial Hall. So make a lovely day or weekend of it, visit the art show, daffodil festival, wineries, art galleries, museums, restaurants and enjoy the wonders of South Gippsland.

Please see the website for more information.

The official opening is 8:00pm on Friday 26 August.


Event Dates
2016
      26th Aug
      27th Aug
      28th Aug


cnr Ogilvy and Horn St
Leongatha, VIC, 3953

Located 0.9K from Leongatha

Coal Creek Pirates Day


Looking for something to do during the school holidays or just enjoy dressing up, then Coal Creek has another fun-packed day for the family.

Enjoy a treasure hunt for all pirate, magic and balloon show, boat races at the lake - buy and decorate your boat, then enter your boat at the lake to see if your pirate ship wins the race and competitions for the best dressed pirate.

As part of the annual Pirates Day celebrations at Coal Creek, Gippsland Gamers will be running amazing activities.

Have fun joining in in the middle of the Seas of Skullduggery - Skeleton Island, the hiding place of Cap'n Rumblebelly's buried treasure. Around the outside of the sea, the islands of six pirate kings desperate to get their hands on the treasure.

Take command of one of the pirate's ships and try to get to Skeleton Island first to dig up the treasure, and then get it back to your own island to claim it forever. But beware, five other pirates have the same idea as you, and even if you get the treasure, you might not be able to hang onto it.

Pirates Treasure is an exciting game of skill for young children. Using toy pirate ships, batons and thrown dice for cannon balls, the game is both fast and fun. Cap'n Rumblebelly's fabulous buried horde of chocolate money is at stake, may the best buccaneer win.



Event Dates
2016
      18th Sep


12 Silkstone Road
Korumburra South, VIC, 3950

Located 10.7K from Leongatha

Halloween at Coal Creek


Halloween at Coal Creek is a great festival for all the family.

Trick or treat available for kids 16 years and under, bring your own bag to collect your goodies. The collection is from 5.30pm to 8pm.

There will also be ghost train rides, as well as many other activities including roving performers, snake busters, apple bobbing, monster bash disco and blazing bonfire from 8pm.

There is also a best dressed competition (under eight, under 16 and open).

Come down to Coal Creek for a fun filled Halloween.


Event Dates
2016
      29th Oct


8444 South Gippsland Highway
Korumburra, VIC, 3950

Located 10.9K from Leongatha

Leongatha: Travel Tips

Prom Country Visitor Information Centre - Korumburra


Prom Country Visitor Information Centre Korumburra can show you why the Prom Country is truly Victoria's southern secret. Located an easy hour and a half hours drive from Melbourne, the region is suitable for a day, weekend or longer getaway.

Explore the natural wonder of Wilson's Promontory National Park, as well as other State and National Parks including, Tarra Bulga National Park and Mount Worth State Park. All offer beautiful walks with stunning bush, rainforest and or coastal scenery and abundant native wildlife.

Walk or ride along the Great Southern Rail Trail and the Grand Ridge Rail Trail or many of the other spectacular walking trails that the region has to offer. Enjoy summer at the beach at picturesque Sandy Point and Waratah Bay.

Visit Agnes Falls, the highest single span waterfall in Victoria. Take the and step back in time at Coal Creek Heritage Village in Korumburra. With plenty of activities on offer it is sure to keep the whole family happy.

Enjoy local produce at the local Farmer's markets held every month throughout the region. Also check their website for exciting upcoming local events.

Stay at one of their quality accommodation venues in the region. Visit one of their local wineries along the South Gippsland Wine Trail. View beautiful artworks and exhibitions at one of our local galleries.

To find out more, please give them a call and they can send you a free Prom Country Touring Map and Visitors Guide or alternatively visit the website for additional South Gippsland information. They also provide a free accommodation booking system.

Prom Country. Simply beautiful, naturally.




Coal Creek Complex,
South Gippsland Highway
Korumburra, VIC, 3950

Located 10.7K from Leongatha

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