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Longford: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Sale Common Wetlands


The Sale Common State Game Refuge is located on the South Gippsland Highway, just south of the city of Sale. The Sale Common covers approximately 300 hectares, 70 percent of which is freshwater marsh. The remaining area is covered by red gum woodland and grasslands.

From the car park on the South Gippsland Highway, a short walking track leads through woodlands and grasslands past the information shelter to the lookout.

A longer walk (7.2 kilometres, 2.4 hours return) along Flooding Creek Track can be accessed from the eastern end of the boardwalk. This narrow, winding track passes through Red Gum woodlands and ends near the Latrobe River. On the way there are extensive views of the morass. The lookout overlooks the northern section of the Common, while the bridge leading to the lookout allows visitors to examine some of the plants and smaller pond life of the morass.

A key feature of the Sale Common is the extensive boardwalk that enables visitors to observe the wetland at a closer level. The boardwalk winds its way through a variety of habitats, starting from the edge of the swamp, through deeper water, past islands and through a small reed bed.




South Gippsland Highway
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 5.5K from Longford

Sale Powder Magazine


Colonial Governments in Victoria built Powder Magazines to provide safe conditions for the storage of explosive powder which was used by the gold mining industry.

Built in 1864-65, the Sale Powder Magazine served the needs of North and East Gippsland. The Sale Powder Magazine has massive walls and buttresses and barrel vaulting in the ceiling. To reduce the chance of an accidental explosion, timber dowels were used to fix the flooring.

Barrack like in appearance, the building is almost encircled by the watercourse of Flooding Creek, historically giving it a buffer from bushfires. The Magazine became private property around 1925 and in 1995 it was rediscovered through a heritage study conducted by the former City of Sale having been used as a private residence for many years.

The property is now owned by the Wellington Shire Council, who utilised the services of a heritage architect to produce a schedule of work for its restoration. It is managed by a Committee of Management responsible to the Sale Historical Society.




Walter Street
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 6.9K from Longford

Sale Historical Museum


The Sale Historical Museum housed in a stylish colonial building originally designed as the administrative headquarters of the Borough of Sale. It houses a relatively large and diverse collection. Local government paper-based records and original council furniture are especially outstanding.

It has a sizeable collection of portraits of local pioneers by Alfred Bock, and a significant collection of photographs of early Sale, military objects, textiles and household devices.

The Sale Historical Museum, located in Foster Street Sale in the original borough of Sale offices showcases local history and life in Sale from its beginnings as Flooding Creek.

An impressive collection of early Sale artefacts and photographs showcase Sale's historical past.




100 Foster Street
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 7.3K from Longford

Gippsland Art Gallery


The Gippsland Art Gallery was established in 1965 as the Sale Regional Arts Centre. The Gallery was the first public art venue to open east of Melbourne. A Victorian State Government Grant of ?40,000 enabled construction of the Gallery, which was subsequently run by a Committee of Management. The Gallery was staffed entirely by volunteers until its first Director, Gwen Webb OAM, was appointed in 1976. It continued to operate as a community gallery until 1994, when it came under the management of the newly formed Wellington Shire Council. The Gallery relocated into the Port of Sale Civic Centre, where it reopened in 1995.

In July 2015 the Gallery moved next door to the Port of Sale Business Centre, 64-66 Foster Street, Sale as a temporary measure while the old Port of Sale Civic Centre is redeveloped.

The Gippsland Art Gallery collection currently consists of approximately 1,330 objects, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, works on paper (drawings and prints), photographs, textiles, metalwork, woodwork, and indigenous and tribal art.

The Maffra Exhibition Space is also run by the Gippsland Art Gallery and displays artworks with a focus on Gippsland based artists.




64-66 Foster Street,
Foster
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 7.3K from Longford

Sale Botanic Gardens


The 150 year old Sale Botanic Gardens sits next to the Lake Guthridge precinct and contains beautiful gardens, grassed areas, paved walking areas, a playground (including flying fox), undercover picnic areas, sculptures, a fauna enclosure, sensory garden, elm forest and the Lakeside Entertainment and Arts Facility.

The Sale Botanic Gardens originated in 1860 when approximately 20 hectares of land was set aside as a botanic garden. Twenty four years later, additional swampy land, now Lake Guthridge, was included in the site. Over the ensuing years, the site has endured many incursions and changes, including use as a golf course and appropriation of various sections for sporting activities and the construction of a fauna park.

Today, the botanic gardens measure approximately 5.1 hectares, with the adjoining Lake Guthridge and Lake Guyatt occupying an additional 27 hectares. The Gardens owe their botanic heritage to Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller, the first state botanist, and Mr William Guilfoyle, the then director of the Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens.

As well as an abundance of bird life visiting the parklands nearby, there is a comtemporary fauna enclosure containing Red-Necked Wallabies, Pademelons and Parma Wallabies set into a landscaped natural environment with excellent viewing opportunities.




Guthridge Parade
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 7.5K from Longford

Gippsland Armed Forces Museum


The Gippsland Armed Forces Museum aims to preserve Gippsland's military heritage, and provide the means to display and highlight the role played by Gippslanders in the countries Defence Forces, both in peace and war.

It is a regional military museum that researches, educates and displays the role that Gippsland men and women of have played in the defence of Australia in times of war and peace from 1885 to the present.

The collection includes military service from 1885 to now, items vary from personnel items to weapons both longarm, smallarm and bayonets, as well as items from Gallipoli, France, and Belguim.

Other displays depict photographs, maps and more. Incorporated into this collection is the Aucterlonie Collection.




Lyon Crescent,
West Sale Aerodrome
Fulham, VIC, 3851

Located 13.7K from Longford

Holey Plains State Park


Holey Plains State Park covers an area of 10,638 hectares of mostly Banksia and Eucalypt open-forest and woodlands growing in a series of low sandy ridges. Proclaimed in 1977, the park protects an extremely high diversity of native flora and abundant wildlife, while providing for bushwalking, picnicking, camping and other activities.

Explore the park on foot on a number of different walks. Many of the tracks off Rosedale-Stradbroke Road provide easy walks and are particularly beautiful in spring when wildflowers are in bloom.

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.





Rosedale-Stradbroke Road
Rosedale, VIC, 3847

Located 22.4K from Longford

Longford: Events

Sale Sunday Charity Variety Market


The monthly Sale Sunday Charity market is an outdoor market featuring a wide variety of plants, woodwork, clothing stalls, trash and treasure, bric-a-brac, arts and crafts, barbecue and food stalls.

Egg and bacon rolls are available for breakfast, barbecye, hot dogs and cold drinks are also available.

The market commences at 7:00am and finishes at 1:00pm.

Held on the third Sunday of every month at the Thompson River Canal Reserve.


Event Dates
2017
      17th Dec
2018
      21st Jan


South Gippsland Highway
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 5.5K from Longford

Sale Producers Market


Sale Producers Market is held on the third Saturday of every month among the picturesque elm trees at the local Showgrounds. In winter the market is held indoors at the Horse Pavilion.

You will find no re-sellers at this market, only quality products that are home grown, home baked, preserved, picked and handmade.

New stall holder enquiries are welcome.


Event Dates
2017
      16th Dec
2018
      20th Jan


Sale-Maffra Road
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 11.1K from Longford

Longford: Travel Tips

Wellington Visitor Information Centre - Sale


The Wellington Visitor Information Centre in Sale can provide you with information to assist you in your travel through the Wellington Shire region and to make your stay more enjoyable.

You will find an excellent range of brochures, showcasing what and where you can go to enjoy what this region has to offer. The staff are extremely happy to assist you with your requests.

The Wellington Shire region, which is in Central Gippsland, is a very diverse area with much to see. It stretches from the snowfields to the ocean including the longest unbroken stretch of beach in the world known as the Ninety Mile Beach. It also has beautiful National Parks, High Country and Wetlands within an hours drive of Sale.

Wellington Visitor Information Centre - Sale offers many activities for visitors to the regions, some of which are water activities on Lake Wellington such as water skiing, sailing, canoeing and swimming. While in the region you can also go cycling, horse riding, bush walking or hiking along the picturesque landscape.




8 Foster Street
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 7.5K from Longford

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