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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 12.7K 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


Are you looking for something to do during the school holidays or just enjoy dressing up? Coal Creek has another fun-packed day for the family.

Enjoy a day of treasure hunt for all pirates and boat races on the lake. Buy and decorate your boat, then watch your boat sale across the lake.

Enter the best dressed pirate competition for the best dressed pirate. As part of the annual Pirates Day celebrations at Coal Creek, Gippsland Gamers will be running amazing activities.


Event Dates
2016
      18th Sep


12 Silkstone Road
Korumburra, 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

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 18.5K 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

Car Boot Sale and Market


The goal of the garage sale trail around Australia is to promote reuse and recycling of valuable resources and help to ensure that those resources don't end up in landfill before their time.

Join the garage sale trail on Saturday 22nd of October at Leongatha.

Lots of carboots and stalls, fairy floss and popcorn, baked goods, local produce and face painting.


Event Dates
2016
      22nd Oct


101 Horn Street,
Chairo Christian School
Leongatha, VIC, 3953

Located 22.1K 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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