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The Heart: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 approx 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 11.5K from The Heart

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 12.5K from The Heart

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 12.6K from The Heart

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 12.8K from The Heart

Sale Common Wetlands Walk


Distance: 15 kilometres return, can be broken into sections
Start and finish: Multiple start points including the Port of Sale, Lake Guthridge and South Gippsland Highway near Cox's Bridge.

Grade: Level 1 - 2. Level 1 - No experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users with someone to assist them.
Level 2 - No experience required. The track is hardened gravel or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and some steps.

The internationally listed Sale Common wetlands offers freshwater marshes and red gum woodlands with an enormous variety of birdlife that you can see from the boardwalk. The boardwalk starts at the edge of the swamp, continues past deeper water, islands and through a small reed bed. At the eastern end of the boardwalk, relax and watch the pelicans, swans and ducks from the bird hide.




Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve,
South Gippsland Highway
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 12.9K from The Heart

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 12.9K from The Heart

The Heart: Events

Sale Christmas Twilight Market


The Sale Christmas Twilight Market will be held in Sale Botanic Gardens from 4pm to help raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

This market is a prelude to the Light the Night Community Event being held at 7:30 pm in 'The Leaf' and followed by a lantern walk around Lake Guthridge. There are over 30 confirmed stall holders so will be a great market to raise some funds for a fantastic cause.

Contact Rebecca on the number provided.


Event Dates
2016
      17th Dec


66 Guthridge Parade
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 11.7K from The Heart

Sale Carols by Candlelight


The Sale Carols by Candlelight, taking place at the Sale Botanical Gardens, is a free evening of activities for the whole family including live performances, food stalls and festival activities.

It starts with picnic in the park from 5:30pm, pre-entertainment at 6:30pm, with the official program beginning at 7:30pm finishing at approximately 9:30pm. In the case of bad weather, 14th December and Sale Memorial Hall if both days dismal.

Contact the email provided for further information.


Event Dates
2016
      13th Dec


Guthridge Parade
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 11.8K from The Heart

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
2016
      18th Dec
2017
      15th Jan
      19th Feb
      19th Mar
      16th Apr
      21st May
      18th Jun
      16th Jul
      20th Aug
      17th Sep
      15th Oct
      19th Nov
      17th Dec
2018
      21st Jan


South Gippsland Highway
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 12.9K from The Heart

Jazz and Grooves


The John Gibson Trio with Dan McKimm will feature in a night of cool jazz and warm conversation.

The public can get together with friends to celebrate the end of the year with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and light refreshments, while enjoying two hours of some of the best local jazz.

Bookings are essential, all proceeds going towards the Gippsland Art Gallery.




100 Foster Street
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 13.1K from The Heart

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