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Central & West Gippsland Heritage Attractions
NOOJEE TRESTLE BRIDGE
1.5 km south of Noojee
Now Victorian Heritage registered, this bridge is the only remaining example of the trestle bridge section of railway line between Nayook and Noojee. The Noojee to Nayook section of the broad gauge line to Warragul opened in 1919. There was a terminus at Noojee, to which large amounts of timber were transported from mills scattered through the forest by means of a network of timber tramlines, heading to the West and to the North. The bridge originally carried the weight of N class steam locomotives and was eventually taken out of service in 1954 when the line was closed. When the line was being dismantled, the Buln Buln Shire Council purchased the bridge from the Victorian Railways for one pound ($2) so it would be preserved for the future.
WALHALLA HISTORIC TOWNSHIP
48 km north of Moe and Traralgon.
Gippslands most authentic and beautifully located historic town. The few remaining buildings cling to the steep sided valley or around the fast flowing creek, several of which are open for inspection. Tours of the Long Tunnel Extended Mine are regularly available and the Walhalla Goldfields Railway winds it way from Thomson Station through some of Victorias most beautiful mountain scenery.
WALHALLA GOLDFIELDS RAILWAY - The Walhalla Goldfields Railway operates tourist trains through the spectacular Stringers Creek gorge from Thomson Station to Happy Creek and return. Trains depart from Thomson Station as follows: SATURDAY 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm. SUNDAY and PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm.
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine - Main Road, Walhalla
Tour times: weekdays 1.30pm; weekends and holiday periods 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
A guided tour of what was once one of Victorias richest gold mines
Post and Telegraph Office Museum - Main Road, Walhalla Open weekends and public holidays
Displays the role of the postal service in Walhalla. Authentic interiors.
GIPPSLAND HERITAGE PARK - MOE
Step back in time to the 1850s and enjoy a visit to Gippsland Heritage Park, Moe (Next to McDonalds)
Complete Historical Township Authentic buildings and decor Ideal venue for weddings and functions Coach house containing one of Victorias best collections of horse drawn vehicles. Garden settings perfect for picnics and barbeques. See the variety of agricultural and industrial machinery either horse drawn, steamdriven or manually operated, and the blacksmiths forge in which many were manufactured. The general store and dressmaking shop contain displays of original implements used around the home in the 1850s. Tynong Theatre, at which a screening of old black and white movies / newsreel / shorts can be arranged for visitors.
Suitable notice needs to be given.
BATALUK CULTURAL TRAIL
Begins at the Sale Wetlands and continues through East Gippsland. Twelve sites of significant meaning, including artefact scatters, scarred trees, shell middens, occupation sites and axe grinding grooves, enable visitors to share in the Dreamtime culture of the Gippsland Koori people. The trail is well signposted and literature is available at information centres
SUGAR BEET MUSEUM - click here for more information
River St, Maffra Open Sundays 2-4pm
Static displays and audio visual presentations chronicle Maffras sugar beet industry, which operated in the district from the 1890s to the end of World War 2. The collection, which is housed in the old beet processing plant, also includes details of other Gippsland agricultural enterprises and the early European settlement of the region.
BRIAGOLONG HISTORIC TOWN WALK
A signed trail around the quaint township of Briagolong informs visitors of the construction dates and former uses of buildings such as the old Mechanics Institute, the Briagolong Pub and many other character-filled structures
Best accessed via Licola, 75 km north of Heyfield, or via Dargo, 95km north of Stratford.
Strategically spread throughout the Gippsland High Country are many relics of the Mountain Cattlemen, including the well photographed Guys, Howitt and Moroka Huts, all of which can be found in the Alpine National Park.
Download Alpine Nationl Park - around Heyfield, Licola & Dargo in the Wonnangatta-Moroka area