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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

Coal Creek Community Park and Museum is a living history museum, recreating the time of settlement and the story of the coal miners from South Gippsland.

Upgrade your visit with a multimedia interpretative self-guided tour. Take a journey through time with the story of James Hardwick, Coal Creek's most successful mine manager, or help the miners light up Melbourne. Learn local history by searching for the hidden treasures around the village.

Come along and ride the bush tramway, buy some old fashioned lollies from the general store and feed the ducks in the lake. While you're here, drop in and have a look at the Community Gallery and be sure to talk to the volunteers for their knowledge of local history. Come on one of the scary Ghost Tours and see the village at night. Think of Coal Creek for your wedding or for a special event with the family.

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

12 Silkstone Road
Korumburra, VIC, 3950

Located 10.6K 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

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
      29th Oct

8444 South Gippsland Highway
Korumburra, VIC, 3950

Located 10.9K from Leongatha

Christmas Gluten free Baking Cooking class

Want to impress your guests at Lunch or Dinner this Christmas with healthy and natural gluten free sweets.

Come to my Christmas themed Gluten Free Baking Class and you will do just that with desserts that the whole family can enjoy.

Event Dates
      3rd Dec

32 Giles Street
Mirboo North, VIC, 3871

Located 20.0K from Leongatha

Christmas Macaron Cooking class

Do you want to dazzle your guests at Christmas Lunch or Dinner this festive season?

Come along to a Christmas Macaron Class and learn how to make Candy Cane and Plum Pudding Macarons, you will also take away the know how to come up with your own variations.

Event Dates
      19th Nov

32 Giles Street
Mirboo North, VIC, 3871

Located 20.0K from Leongatha

Leongatha: Travel Tips

Prom Country Visitor Information Centre - Korumburra

Prom Country Visitor Information Centre at Coal Creek, Korumburra. It is an easy hour and a half hours drive from Melbourne. The region is suitable for a day, weekend or longer getaway.

Explore the natural wonders of Wilsons Promontory National Park. It offers 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, Waratah Bay and Venus Bay.

Visit Agnes Falls, the highest single span waterfall in Victoria.
Enjoy local produce at the local Farmer's markets held every month throughout the region.

Stay in quality accommodation throughout the region. Visit one of the local wineries along the South Gippsland Wine Trail. View artworks and exhibitions at a range of local galleries.

Please call to receive a free Prom Country Touring Map and Visitors Guide. Or visit the website for additional South Gippsland information.
With plenty of activities on offer it is sure to keep the whole family happy.

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

Located 10.7K from Leongatha

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