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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 12.3K from Poowong

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 19.3K from Poowong

Poowong: 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
2016
      29th Oct


8444 South Gippsland Highway
Korumburra, VIC, 3950

Located 12.3K from Poowong

My Addiction to Art


My Addiction to Art is a private collector's exhibition of art, inclusive of sculpture, fabric, graphic and other mediums. This collection has been amassed over 30 years and includes works by over 20 Australian, Asian and European artists. Works by Blackman, Perceval, Nolan, hermannsburg, Indigenous artists, Lindsay family, Boyd, Coburn, Coleman, Booth and many more.

This is a rare opportunity for the Gippsland Community to see fine art works in a local environment.




12 Silkstone Road,
PO Box 304
Korumburra, VIC, 3950

Located 12.7K from Poowong

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 12.7K from Poowong

Drouin Lions Club Garden and Home Expo


Drouin Lions Garden and Home Expo at Lardner Park will feature over 150 beautiful displays and sales, 40 specialist and general nurseries exhibitors, and demonstrations by experts throughout the day.

This year's main garden expert is Vasili Kanidiadis from his own television show, Vasili`s Garden to Kitchen, and radio spot on 3AW. Vasili has over 20 years experience in the gardening industry. He will be speaking on stage both Saturday and Sunday.

The Garden and Home Expo is held in three huge pavilions and surrounds. There is also children`s activities, extensive catering, entertainment, convenient parking and EFTPOS available.

Fantastic floral displays, including landscaping, permaculture, gardening tools and machinery, tanks and water saving devices, shade and hot houses, spas and pools, statues and garden features, interior and exterior furniture, , home finance and building, tradespeople and building products will all feature at the Expo, plus lots more.

All proceeds donated by the Drouin Lions Club go back to Community.

Bring the family along and have a fantastic day.


Event Dates
2016
      8th Oct
      9th Oct


155 Burnt Store Road
Lardner, VIC, 3821

Located 17.9K from Poowong

Lardner Park Market


Craft Markets Australia regional arts, craft and fresh produce market comes to Lardner Park!

Hosting a wonderful diverse range of stalls, this market will have you plunging headlong into a myriad of sensations. From the traditional to contemporary there are a huge range of distinctive products all hand made from original designs.

Treat your taste buds to a thorough work out from the gourmet smorgasbord of foods on offer. Culinary delights include savories, scrumptious cheeses, wines, tasty pasta, freshly brewed coffee, tantalising teas, zesty fruit juices, home styles baking along side modern cakes and enticing preserves plus seasonal injections of fruits and vegetables.

Ample parking, large undercover pavilion and only one hour easy drive from Melbourne. Ideally located between Warragul and Drouin.


Event Dates
2016
      16th Oct
      20th Nov


155 Burnt Store Road
Warragul, VIC, 3820

Located 18.5K from Poowong

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 22.5K from Poowong

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 22.9K from Poowong

Poowong: 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 12.7K from Poowong

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