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Sale West: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 0.4K from Sale West

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 0.5K from Sale West

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 0.5K from Sale West

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 approximately 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 1.2K from Sale West

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 2.0K from Sale West

Gippsland Armed Forces Museum


The Gippsland Armed Forces Museum aims to preserve Gippsland's military heritage, and provide the means to display and highlight the role played by Gippslanders in the countries Defence Forces, both in peace and war.

It is a regional military museum that researches, educates and displays the role that Gippsland men and women of have played in the defence of Australia in times of war and peace from 1885 to the present.

The collection includes military service from 1885 to now, items vary from personnel items to weapons both longarm, smallarm and bayonets, as well as items from Gallipoli, France, and Belguim.

Other displays depict photographs, maps and more. Incorporated into this collection is the Aucterlonie Collection.




Lyon Crescent,
West Sale Aerodrome
Fulham, VIC, 3851

Located 9.1K from Sale West

Stratford Historical Society and Museum


Housed in the former Stratford Methodist Church, an intact brick building of 1872 and the new shed, the The Stratford Historical Society and Museum collects local artefacts, documents and photographs from the area covered by the former Shire of Avon, plus Wonnangatta.

Areas covered include Stratford, Munro, Stockdale, Clydebank, Bundalaguah, Nuntin, Marlay Point, Invermichie, Castleburn, Dargo, Grant, Crooked River and the other nearby alpine goldfields, including Black Snake Creek.

The recent publications include local hotels, local dairy factories and the Stratford Court House. The Museum has an extensive indexing program and are a Place of Deposit for the Public Record Office. Their neighbours include the Maffra and District Historical.

The Society meet at 7:30pm on the fourth Monday of the month at the Museum, Hobson Street, Stratford. The Society also meet informally and work at the Museum from 10:00am to 3:00pm every Tuesday.




Hobson Street
Stratford, VIC, 3862

Located 15.9K from Sale West

Gippsland Vehicle Collection


The Gippsland Vehicle Collection provides south east Australia with an outstanding rotating display of interesting vehicles including cars, motor-bikes, machinery, historic vehicles and auto memorabilia.

Located in the very attractive Central Gippsland rural town of Maffra, the Motor Museum is an easy three hour drive from central Melbourne along the Princes Highway. Or an alternate route can be taken around the coast, through the hills, or even over the big hill, Mount Hotham and the Alpine Way.

Maffra has long been a strong motoring centre and boasts a local hill climb track run by the Maffra and District Car Club and a Motocross track. There are so many interesting and unique vehicles to see that there is a rotating theme of displaying vehicles for four months at a time.

The current feature displays are listed on the website. The vehicles are on loan from private collectors, mostly in Gippsland.

The massive building of around 2,200 square metres was built during World War Two as a vegetable dehydrating plant to provide vegetables to troops overseas, and has been several other factories and warehouses since then, finally falling into disrepair.

Bus tours and school group are welcomed and catered for.




1A Sale Road
Maffra, VIC, 3860

Located 16.8K from Sale West

Sale West: Events

Marlay Point Overnight Race


The Marlay Point Overnight Race is Australia's premier overnight trailable yacht race, run on the fabulous Gippsland Lakes every Labor Day weekend.

The race will hold its 50th anniversary this year with many fun, family friendly events planned to celebrate this iconic event.

The community is invited to help celebrate this milestone at a Family Fun Day at the Marlay Point Reserve from 11am on Saturday 10 March and then stick around to enjoy the start of the race at sunset.


Event Dates
2018
      10th Mar
      11th Mar


725 Marlay Point Road
Clydebank, VIC, 3851

Located 16.8K from Sale West

Sale West: Travel Tips

Sale Visitor Centre


The Sale Visitor Centre can provide you with information to assist you in your travels through the Wellington Shire region and to make your stay more enjoyable.

You will find an excellent range of brochures, showcasing where you can go to enjoy what this region has to offer. The staff are extremely happy to assist you with your requests.

The Wellington Shire region, which is in Central Gippsland, is a very diverse area, it stretches from the snowfields to the ocean including the longest unbroken stretch of beach in the world, the Ninety Mile Beach. It also has beautiful National Parks, High Country and Wetlands within an hours drive of Sale.

Central Gippsland offers many activities for visitors to the region, some of which are water activities on Lake Wellington such as water skiing, sailing, canoeing and swimming, you can also go cycling, horse riding, bush walking or hiking along the picturesque landscape.

The Sale Visitor Centre is now housed within the Port of Sale Hub, giving visitors access to the regional gallery with the Gippsland Art Gallery and the Sale Library. Visitors can also relax with a coffee at Dock 70 while overlooking the beautiful Port of Sale.




70 Foster Street
Sale, VIC, 3850

Located 0.5K from Sale West

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