Foster Victoria Accommodation and Holiday Information
Pop: 1,000 Location: 17 5 km S.E. of Melbourne
Foster lies where South GippsIands lovely rolling hills meet the waters of the Corner Inlet Marine Park. The town began its existence known as Stockyard Creek: a stopping place for pioneering drovers moving cattle between Port Albert and Western Port, but was renamed in 1871. During the 1870s the picturesque small town also saw a period as a gold settlement. Mining ceased in the 1930s and its existence since then has been as a service centre to the dairying community and as the major service centre for the Wilsons Promontory National Park, only 30 minutes away. Shopping in the well maintained town is a mixture of the old and new. Its gardens and creek provide a focal point for activity. The rolling hills that envelope the town provide inspiring views over Corner Inlet to the peaks of the Prom.
Things to do in the Foster area
~ Historical Society Museum ~ Main St Foster
~ North Lookout ~ St GippsIand Highway, 6km N.W.
~ Mt Nicholl Lookout ~ 8km S.W.
~ Agnes Falls ~ 23 km east ~ The Agnes River drops 59 metres into a deep gorge, making Agnes Falls the highest single span falls in Victoria. The falls are best viewed from two platforms, only minutes walk from the carpark. Good picnic facilities are available in the 6 hectare scenic reserve.
~ Turtons Creek Falls ~ 20 km north-west of Foster, this reserve features a series of cascades on the tree fern lined creek. The grassy flats along Turtons Greek provide an idea site for a bush camp or picnic.
~ Farm gate produce
~ Wilsons Promontory ~ 29 km south, Open: daily (entry fees apply).`The Prom is Victorias best loved national park - 50,000 hectares of Bass Strait beaches backdropped by granite mountains. A network of 30 short to long walking tracks extend principally from Tidal River and lead to secluded beaches, coves and lookouts.
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