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Wonthaggi

Built on the industry of 'black gold', these days Wonthaggi offers a glimpse into Victoria's mining past as well as a host of outdoor activities and sweeping coastal views.

Wonthaggi was home to Victoria's only winnable underground black coal, used by the Victorian Government in response to the disastrous New South Wales coal strikes at the turn of the twentieth century.

Although Wonthaggi's State Coal Mine has retired from duty, there's still plenty to see and do. The mine's above-ground heritage features are open to the public, with historic buildings, interpretive displays, a picnic area and kiosk. The heritage walk around the mine site reveals a town that was controlled by the mine whistle, which is still heard at noon every day.

Wonthaggi is also the starting point for the amazing 16-kilometre Bass Coast Rail Trail, Victoria's only coastal rail trail. This trail is best known for the trestle bridge at Kilcunda, which has a surf beach as its backdrop.

Keep your walking shoes on and explore the Wonthaggi Wetlands, the North School Wild Flowers Reserve, and the Old Rescue Station - all easy short walks with wheelchair access.

Wonthaggi is home to a variety of shops, eateries, supermarkets and accommodation. The local cinema shows the latest movies and local clubs provide meals, gaming facilities, entertainment, live bands and shows. The beach at Cape Paterson is an inviting place to dive in a on a hot day.

Wonthaggi is approximately 135 kilometres from Melbourne, or an hour and 40 minutes along the M1, the South Gippsland Highway and the Bass Highway.

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Wonthaggi: Where To Go / Sightseeing

ArtSpace Wonthaggi


Located in the heart of Wonthaggi on the Bass Coast, ArtSpace Wonthaggi Community Gallery is the home of highest quality regional fine art and craft.

Established as a community non-profit gallery for regional artists and crafts people, the gallery provides space for regular exhibitions and monthly theme displays. Artists exhibit for four week blocks; the work changes regularly, so you will see something new each time you visit.

ArtSpace Wonthaggi is the premier gallery for unique and exclusive works by exceptional artists and craftspeople. Many families have found that special piece for their permanent and holiday homes or gift for that special person.

ArtSpace is a recent finalist in the Victorian State Regional Achiever Awards.




1 Bent Street,
The Centennial Centre
Wonthaggi, VIC, 3995

Located 0.7K from Wonthaggi

State Coal Mine


The State Coal Mine offers a journey back in time to discover what life working in a coal mine was like in the 1900s. Venture underground through the dark network of tunnels to get hands-on at the coal face and learn how Victoria's hard working men extracted the black gold.

Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, the State Coal Mine is the only historic coal mine experience in the Southern Hemisphere, offering interactive fun and interest for the whole family both above and below ground.

Rising from its beginnings as a make shift 'Tent Town', Wonthaggi quickly grew to the thriving town we know today. Operating from 1909 to 1968, the State Coal Mine produced almost 17 million tonnes of coal for Victoria's industries and railways.

Please note, 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.

Please 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.




Garden Street
Wonthaggi, VIC, 3995

Located 1.1K from Wonthaggi

Bunurong Marine and Coastal Park


Located about six kilometres south-west of Inverloch in South Gippsland, this proposed park covers 2100 hectares and about 5 kilometres of coastline. This coastline is beautiful, full of striking rock formations, attractive sandy coves, rugged sandstone cliffs, dunes and prominent headlands.

The coastal waters protect a remarkable range of habitats including intertidal reefs, subtidal rocky reefs, algal gardens and seagrass beds. The waters here are cool, akin to Victoria's central and western coasts, however they are relatively protected from south-westerly swells due to the location of far away King Island.

The marine life of the region is considered special due to the unusual set of environmental conditions. The intertidal sandstone reefs of the area boast the highest recorded diversity of intertidal and subtidal invertebrates in eastern Victoria. The range of seaweed species is also large and includes greens, blue-greens, browns and encrusting, coralline reds.

Seagrass meadows and sandy bays are also important habitats within the area. The diversity of habitats supports many marine animals including seastars, featherstars, crabs, snails, Port Jackson Sharks and up to 87 species of fish. If you are lucky you may see Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales or Subantarctic Fur Seals.




Inverloch-Cape Paterson Rd
Cape Paterson, VIC, 3995

Located 7.9K from Wonthaggi

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 22.2K from Wonthaggi

Bonsai Island


Bonsai Island has everything for the bonsai enthusiast, including an outdoor display area with quality established bonsai for sale.

There's also bonsai supplies and equipment, a range of Japanese and Chinese pots, hand-made Australian pots, plenty of speciality tools and styling wire for training your trees and bonsai books for method and inspiration.

Bonsai Island offers tuition, too. Bonsai Island carry an extensive range of conifers, Australian natives, broad-leaved evergreens, deciduous, flowering and fruiting examples in all bonsai styles.

You can visit on 10:00am-5:00pm Saturday and Sunday. If the nursery is closed for any reason, the closure will be publish on the Bonsai Island Facebook page, check there and and like the page for updates.




32 Phillip Island Road
Newhaven, VIC, 3925

Located 23.2K from Wonthaggi

Leongatha Golf Club


Leongatha Golf Club is a classic Vern Morcom design that has been a hidden treasure in Victoria's South Gippsland region for far too long. It is a scenic layout that covers terrain from hilly to gently rolling with wide santa-ana couch fairways flanked by natural bushland. The greens are also a surprise for a visiting golfer. They are beautifully maintained and feature subtle contouring.

The function room with full catering facilities can also be hired for conferences, weddings, birthday parties and other special occasions. The Leongatha Golf Club Manager will assist with planning and running any special event.

The clubhouse has fresh food available and bar facilities.




855 Koonwarra - Inverloch Road
Leongatha South, VIC, 3954

Located 23.2K from Wonthaggi

Wonthaggi: Events

Kilcunda Lobster Festival


Join the Annual Kilcunda Lobster Festival at the Kilcunda foreshore car park for the 34th 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.

The 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 Association website.


Event Dates
2018
      28th Jan


Bass Highway
Kilcunda, VIC, 3995

Located 11.5K from Wonthaggi

Inverloch parkrun


Inverloch parkrun is a free weekly timed five kilometre event for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The event takes place every Saturday at 8:00am with a pre-run briefing at 7:45am.

If you have not been to a parkrun before, register online and print off your unique barcode to bring along with you to each parkrun event you attend. With your barcode in hand you will be able to record your time and see your results posted on their website.


Event Dates
2017
      29th Apr


Ramsey Boulevard
Inverloch, VIC, 3996

Located 11.8K from Wonthaggi

Wonthaggi: Travel Tips

Inverloch Visitor Information Centre


The Inverloch Visitor Information Centre provides a one-stop shop for information, accommodation bookings and ticket sales.

The friendly staff and volunteers will happily assist you with booking accommodation including holiday houses, motels, resorts, bed and breakfast, and caravan parks. They also have information on 'Where to Eat' that details the region's restaurants, cafes, take away venues, wineries and local produce.

They can help you work our the best attractions and activities to suit you and your budget while visiting the area, including the Penguin Parade, art and craft galleries, antique shops, local markets and events, walk and bike tracks, swimming, surfing, boating, and fishing.

The Information Centre stocks a range of maps and information on regions throughout Victoria and Australia and the trained staff and volunteers can assist with any general inquiries you may have.




16 A'Beckett Street
Inverloch, VIC, 3996

Located 12.0K from Wonthaggi

Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre


Located one kilometre from the bridge at San Remo, the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre provides maps, tickets for all major attractions and itinerary planning.

They also offer a free accommodation booking service, including: motels, hotels, self-contained holiday units, apartments, bed and breakfasts, farm stays, caravan parks - whatever you need.

View the Penguin Parade at dusk every day, see Australia's largest Fur Seal colony from Point Grant and the Nobbies centre or enjoy a seal watching cruise. Visit the Koala Conservation Centre, amble around historic Churchill Island or take a self guided tour through the homestead, watch the working horses or take a self guided scenic walk. Hand feed wallabies at Phillip Island Wildlife Park. and view a large variety of native animals.

Take in the Islands racing history at the Grand Prix Circuit, and maybe a race or two. There are walking tours that operate daily (not on event weekends) or take a hotlap.

Walk through natural flora and fauna reserves such as Cape Woolamai, Rhyll Inlet, and Swan Lake Surf world class waves or watch the Pelican Feeding at San Remo Fisherman's Co-Op at 12 noon daily.




895 Phillip Island Road
Newhaven, VIC, 3925

Located 23.6K from Wonthaggi

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