Heritage Attractions

 

 

Heritage Attractions in Central & West Gippsland - click here for more information

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MT WORTH STATE PARK

18 km south of Warragul Information: Phone: 131963
This small Park is one of the few uncleared bush areas left in the Western Strzeleckis. It features a walking trail, and a picnic ground with solid fuel barbecues and toilets located on its eastern side. 

Old Gippstown

Step back in time to the 1850s and enjoy a visit to Old Gippstown, 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.

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.

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.

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.

CATTLEMENS HUTS

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

PORT ALBERT MARITIME MUSEUM

Tarraville Road
Open 10.30am-4.00pm daily September -May. Weekends only June-August.

The award winning PORT ALBERT MARITIME MUSEUM is situated on the Gippsland Coast, east of Melbourne. Historic Port Albert was settled in 1841 following the wreck of the paddle steamer Clonmel, and the arrival of Angus McMillan, seeking a port for shipping cattle from the lush hinterland.

The museum opened in 1976  vividly recounts the days when Port Albert was the original `Gateway for Gippsland. Artefacts from the wreck of the Clonmel, navigational aids, charts and working models, a shell collection, a fishermens room and archival material fill the 1860s former Bank of Victoria, as well as displays show casing Port Alberts role in Gippsland Gold.

Wonnangatta Murder Mystery
WONNANGATTA STATION

40km NE of Licola
Best accessed via Licola or Dargo via 4WD, horseback or on foot. Recommended for summer access only. Allow 3hrs travelling time from Licola or Dargo by 4 wheel drive. Not only is this valley one of Victorias most remote and beautiful, it is also the scene of one of the High Countrys best mysteries. In 1917 the Manager of Wonnangatta Station, James Barclay, was found dead. The cook with whom he lived could not be found and was, therefore, implicated in the murder, until the cooks body was found under the thawing snow during the following spring. Although never solved, it is commonly thought that the cook murdered Barclay after an argument, only to be later murdered by cattle rustlers. The homestead burned down in 1957, but the graveyard and mystery remain.

BAW BAW PLATEAU

Best accessed from Drouin West, Moe or Noojee Information: Phone: 5165 1136.
Alpine Resort National Park Phone: 131963 The Baw Baws are a block of hard granite, with eight peaks rising more than 100 metres above the plateau. The vegetation of the area changes from Alpine herbfields on the plateau to the snow gums and snow grass of the sub Alpine woodland. Alpine ash, mountain ash and myrtle beech are the common tree species and the fauna of the area includes kangaroos, wombats and the rare Leadbeater possum. The Baw Baws are a relatively recently developed skiing destination for family groups, beginners and cross country skiers. A network of walking tracks and skiing trails from the Mt Baw Baw Alpine Village provides access to much of the 80 square kilometre plateau. The township of Rawson is a good base for exploring the trails around Mt St Gwinear. Baw Baw is an aboriginal word meaning `echo.