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St Helier: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 6.5K from St Helier

French Island National Park


French Island National Park is a true paradise. Accessible only by a 30 minute passenger ferry ride, French Island is a haven of peace and serenity, home to a diverse range of wildlife and containing environments ranging from mangrove saltmarsh areas to open woodlands.

Explore the park at leisure by bus, bike or on foot, using the network of public roads and management tracks. There are whole day, half day and shorter walks and rides starting at Tankerton Foreshore Reserve.

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.





French Island
French Island, VIC, 3921

Located 17.3K from St Helier

French Island Marine National Park


Located 10km south of Tooradin, French Island Marine National Park is adjacent to the northern shoreline of French Island National Park in Western Port. Extending 15km along the shoreline, the park encompasses approximately 2800ha. It includes one of Victoria's most extensive areas of saltmarsh and mangrove communities and also includes mudflats of state geomorphological significance.

The tidal channel system of varying depths, profiles and orientations, contributes to the high diversity of habitats, including many seagrass beds in the surrounding waters. These seagrass beds are particularly important as they have largely disappeared in other areas of the bay since the 1950s.

These habitats are important feeding and roosting grounds for the 32 migratory wader bird species found in Western Port. Including these migratory birds, 295 bird species have been spotted in Western Port including Black Swans, Pied Oystercatchers and Royal Spoonbills. French Island Marine National Park is part of the Western Port RAMSAR site.

In addition to the bird life, there is a rich diversity of marine life. The seagrass beds support many commercially viable species such as King George Whiting, Black Bream and Yellow-eyed Mullet. The mudflats support a wide variety of benthic animals such as worms and bivalves. These animals are important for nutrient cycling because they convert the detritus of the bay into animal tissue which is fed upon by birds and fishes.

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.




French Island
French Island, VIC, 3921

Located 17.3K from St Helier

Warrook Farm


Sheep shearing, milking, hand feeding and whip cracking - it is all in a day's fun at historic 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.

Specially tailored 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 the wombat, or view Australian and other wildlife in the Warrook Fauna Park.

For groups, billy tea, damper making and spit roast can be arranged. Visitors selecting the 'farm tour and lunch' are free to tour the recently refurbished historic homestead and gardens (circa 1907). Indeed, Warrook homestead and gardens provide a unique venue for weddings, family celebrations or group tours.

Located half way between Melbourne and Phillip Island and en route to Wilson's Promontory, Warrook Farm is an excellent stop over point for a meal break. Visitors can enjoy a country roast lunch in the homestead restaurant (seats 150) 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 18.6K from St Helier

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 22.5K from St Helier

St Helier: 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 6.5K from St Helier

Kilcunda Lobster Festival


Join the Annual Kilcunda Lobster Festival at the Kilcunda foreshore car park for the 33rd year of this family friendly event.

The festival runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm or until all lobsters are sold. There will be live music all day, monster raffle, carnival rides and amusements, emergency service displays, lobster sales and lunches, a chance to your luck on the Lobster Spinning Wheel all day or in the monster raffle drawn at 3:00pm. Hot food and drinks are also available and ample market stalls to browse through.

Th Kilcunda Lobster Festival is a great day for the family down on the coast at Kilcunda. All proceeds to the Kilcunda and local communities.

All details can be found on the Kilcunda Community Development Association website.


Event Dates
2017
      29th Jan


Bass Highway
Kilcunda, VIC, 3995

Located 20.7K from St Helier

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 22.5K from St Helier

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 22.8K from St Helier

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 22.8K from St Helier

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