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Loch Village was established in South Gippsland in 1876 and is a small township with a rural charm. It has much to offer the visitor.

The original buildings and colourful cottage gardens add interest to a leisurely village stroll and are a fitting backdrop to the antique and craft shops, bric-a-brac stores and galleries.

Local attractions include the Weemala Alpacas and Exotic Animals Farm, heritage walks and wineries. Market days are held on every second Sunday from November to March.

Loch is a good starting point for scenic drives through the hills to the coast and Phillip Island. Loch is located on the South Gippsland Highway which offers direct access to the rugged grandeur of Wilsons Promontory National Park and the beautiful lake and coastal parks of Gippsland.

A short highway drive takes you to Korumburra, black coal capital of Gippsland. But not all that lurks beneath the ground is black. Korumburra is home to the world's largest earthworm which grows to a length of more than three metres and is the star of the Karmai Giant Worm Festival held in March.

Loch: 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 13.6K from Loch

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 17.3K from Loch

Lardner Park


Located in picturesque West Gippsland, Lardner Park is Gippsland's premier regional conference and exhibition venue, offering unique and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces designed to host a variety of events and activities including festivals, exhibitions, conferences, trade shows, expos and more.

Established in 1963, this purpose-built exhibition and event space has an abundance of indoor and outdoor spaces including an agroforestry plantation, cattle yards, multiple pavilions (around 5,000 square metres undercover), powered areas for camping, a conference centre (for up to 1,000 delegates) and a seed plantation for research and development.

The 300 acre property offers both space and versatility, from large scale public events to small private functions.

Situated just 12 kilometres from Warragul and approximately 75 minutes from Melbourne, Lardner Park is conveniently located and easily accessible for exhibitors and attendees, making it a preferred choice for event organisers looking for venue space within regional Victoria.




155 Burnt Store Road
Lardner, VIC, 3821

Located 23.1K from Loch

Warrook Farm


Warrook is living history, a full working farm over 100 years old. Take a step back in time, channel your inner 'farmer' self as you experience a range of hands on activities and demonstrations at Warrook - a genuine Aussie farm experience.

Tours are run daily and showcase the history of the farm, its wildlife, homestead and gardens. Visitors delight in hands on farm experiences and demonstrations they can bottle feed baby calves, learn how to milk a cow, learn the art of whip cracking, see the working dog round up sheep and watch sheep shearing in the 1887 shearing shed. They can also feed kangaroos and visit the many other animals on display including our Koala's.

Located half way between Melbourne and Phillip Island, Warrook Farm is an excellent stop over point for a meal break. Visitors can enjoy a country roast lunch in the homestead restaurant (seats 120) or a light snack in the caf?. Warrook offers traditional Australian farm meals and halal meals. Educational tours are also available.

You can pre-book a farm tour or just drop in, the Warrook Farm team would love to see you.




4170 South Gippsland Highway
Monomeith, VIC, 3984

Located 23.8K from Loch

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 24.8K from Loch

Loch: Events

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 17.3K from Loch

Drouin Swap Meet and Show 'n' Shine


Drouin Rotarians are a group of like-minded professional, business and community leaders whose objective is to service the local community and surrounding areas.

The Rotary Club of Drouin's next swap meet will be held at Lardner Parks with market stalls, show 'n' shine and much more.

Bring the whole family along for a great day out.


Event Dates
2017
      9th Apr


155 Burnt Store Road
Lardner, VIC, 3821

Located 23.7K from Loch

Loch: 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 13.6K from Loch

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