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Maffra

Enjoy a scenic drive along Maffra's tree-lined nineteenth century main street and stay a while to explore a fascinating slice of history in Gippsland, Victoria.

Maffra was named after the Portuguese town of Mafra by some early settlers who had reportedly fought in Spain and Portugal during the Peninsula War. In 1862 Maffra started to grow when a punt conveyed hopeful miners along the Macalister River to the goldfields. During the 1890s a sugar beet industry took off and operated until conditions and competition for labour from the dairying industry ended it after World War II.

Visit the Beet Museum, which chronicles the early industry, as well as the cattle and dairying heritage of the district. Experience motoring history at the vintage car museum, or take a stroll to see the town's original shop verandahs and grand homesteads such as the Duart.

Fish for seasonal trout along the Macalister and Thomson rivers, or travel north from Heyfield to Lake Glenmaggie for boating, waterskiing and camping. Cycle through dairy country with views of the Great Dividing Range along the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail. Visit Stratford Village on the Avon River for art and craft shops, antiques and bric a brac.

Maffa is around two-and-a-half hours from Melbourne along the M1 and Princes Highway.

Maffra: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Briagolong Art Gallery


Briagolong Art Gallery is a contemporary gallery in the heart of beautiful Briagolong at the edge of the foothills of the Great Dividing Range in Gippsland, Victoria.

Briagolong Art Gallery is an artist-run gallery.

For more information on current exhibitions, please visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter for up to date news and content.




Corner Avon and Forbes Street
Briagolong, VIC, 3860

Located 19.0K from Maffra

Dargo Heritage Museum


The Dargo Heritage Museum is a unique heritage destination offering the tourist an opportunity to quietly wander back in time and feel the toughness of life in Gippsland's high country during the gold mining era.

Dargo is not polished in its appearance, rather it is unaffected in its rustic charm. Its remoteness together with this charm, make every visitor to Dargo feel that Dargo is their own discovery.

The Dargo Heritage Museum has an array of exhibits and local artifacts showcasing he gold era, mountain cattlemen, high country life and early pioneer days of Gippsland.




Bairnsdale-Dargo Road
Dargo, VIC, 3862

Located 22.7K from Maffra

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