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Sat 4 – South Gippsland Farmers Market 8:30am-12:30pm Koonwarra Mobile 0408 619 182 Email koonwarrafarmersmarket@gmail.com www.kfm.org.au

Sun 5 – Jumbunna Bush Market 9am-1pm The Main Hall Phone 5657 3253

Sun 5 – Kongwak Market 10am-3pm General Store & Sheds (Main St) Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road Mobile 0417 142 478
Vintage/retro, second hand homewares, clothing, albums, art, jewellery, local produce, plants, books, live music, great food and coffee

Fri 10-Mon 13 – Inverloch Jazz Festival

Sat 11 – Coal Creek Farmers Market 8am-1pm Carpark at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum Silkstone Road, Korumburra Mobile 0459 629 000 Email coalcreekfm@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/coalcreekfm

Sat 11 – Inverloch Rotary Market 9am-3pm Community Hub, 16 a’Beckett Street Mobile 0458 419 966

Sat 11 – Loch Roch 12 noon to 10:30pm Loch Memorial Reserve

Sun 12 – Kongwak Market 10am-3pm General Store & Sheds (Main St) Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road Mobile 0417 142 478
Vintage/retro, second hand homewares, clothing, albums, art, jewellery, local produce, plants, books, live music, great food and coffee

Sun 12 – Loch Lions Village Market 8:30am-1pm Railway Siding Mobile 0447 398 822

Sun 12 – Promontory Home Produce & Craft Market 8am-12 noon Showgrounds, Station Road, Foster Mobile 0439 033 960

Sun 12 – Wonthaggi Make-it, Bake-it Market 9am-1pm McBride Avenue Mobile 0427 587 104 Email info@wonthaggibusinesses.com.au

Sun 12 – Wonthaggi Rotary Market 8am-1pm Apex Park, Murray Street Mobile 0457 591 223

Thu 16 – Meeniyan Mid Week Market 10am-2pm Whitelaw Street Mobile 0402 995 063

Sat 18 – Prom Country Farmers Market 8am – 12 noon Foster War Memorial Arts Centre (Hall) Main Street Mobile 0427 809 509 Email info@pcfm.org.au www.pcfm.org.au

Sat 18 – Woolamai Picnic Races 11am-5:30pm Trew Road Phone 1300 139 402 Email boyandapark@hotmail.com www.countryracing.com.au/woolamai-district-racing-club

Sun 19 – Inverloch Farmers Market 8am-1pm The Glade, The Esplanade Mobile 0439 364 760 Email peter@rfm.org.au www.rfm.org.au

Sun 19 – Kongwak Market 10am-3pm General Store & Sheds (Main St) Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road Mobile 0417 142 478
Vintage/retro, second hand homewares, clothing, albums, art, jewellery, local produce, plants, books, live music, great food and coffee

Fri 24-Sun 26 Mar, Sat 1-Sun 2 Apr – Prom Coast Seachange Festival Mobile 0428 393 786 Email info@promcoastseachangefestival.org  www.promcoastseachangefestival.org
Food & wine, sustainability, environment, musicals, art, tours, sport and workshops. Various costs and many free events. Some bookings required.

Sat 25 – Mirboo North Market 8am-2pm Baromi Park, Ridgway (Main Street) Phone 5668 1688 www.facebook.com/mirboonorthmarket

Sun 26 – Inverloch Community Farmers Market 8am-1pm The Glade, The Esplanade Mobile 0448 327 637 www.inverlochfarmersmarket.com.au

Sun 26 – Kongwak Market 10am-3pm General Store & Sheds (Main St) Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road Mobile 0417 142 478
Vintage/retro, second hand homewares, clothing, albums, art, jewellery, local produce, plants, books, live music, great food and coffee

Sun 26 – Port Albert Market 10am-2pm Port Albert Hall, Victoria Street Mobile 0437 247 242 or 0431 734 236

Sun 26 – Wilsons Promontory Cruise – Wildlife Coast Cruises Phone 1300 763 739 Email info@wildlifecoastcruises.com.au www.wildlifecoastcruises.com.au

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Sat 6 – Koonwarra Farmers Market 8am – 12:30pm
Koonwarra Memorial Park, Koala Drive
Sat 6 – Stony Creek Races (Horse Racing)
Corner of South Gippsland Highway and Dollar Road
Sun 7 – Jumbunna Bush Market 8:30am – 1pm
The Main Hall
Sun 7 – Port Albert Market 10am-2pm
Port Albert Hall, Victoria Street
Sun 7 – Promontory Home Produce and Craft Market 8am – 12 noon
Showgrounds, Station Road, Foster
Sat 13 – Carols at the Drome 5:30pm for games & 7:30pm for Carols
Leongatha Recreation Reserve, Wild Dog Valley Road
Sat 13 – Coal Creek Farmers Market 8am-1pm
Coal Creek Community Park and Museum,
Silkstone Road, Korumburra
Sat 13 – Mirboo North Market 7am – 2pm
Baromi Park
Sun 14 – Tarwin Lower Local Market 9am – 2pm
Tarwin Lower Primary School, School Road
Sun 14 – Wonthaggi Rotary Market 8am
Apex Park, Murray Street
Sat 20 – Loch Village Carols 6:30pm
Loch Primary School
Sat 20 – Prom Country Farmers Market 8am – 12 noon
Foster War Memorial Arts Centre, Main Street
Sun 21 – Inverloch Farmers Market 8am-1pm
The Glade, The Esplande
Sun 21 – TROSP Walks @ The Prom 9:30am
Mt Vereker, meet at Filve Mile Track carpark
Sat 27 – Stony Creek Races (Horse Racing)
Corner of South Gippsland Highway and Dollar Road
Sun 28 – Inverloch Community Farmers Market 8am-1pm
The Glade, The Esplande
Sun 28 – Promontory Home Produce and Craft Market 8am – 12 noon
Showgrounds, Station Road, Foster
Every Saturday – Inverloch Parkrun 7:45am
Rotary Centenary Park, Ramsay Boulevard
Every Sunday – Kongwak Market 10am-3pm
Kongwak General Store & Sheds, Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road

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Around the world there’s some stunning national parks, and one of my favourites is Wilsons Promontory National Park. The locals affectionately call this place the Prom.

Click on the YouTube link to watch the Wilsons Prom travel video -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y-H9EQO9js&feature=share&list=UUoVfe2NPmcdVSOQ2ILbMKgw

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With final road sealing works completed last week, the iconic Mt Oberon summit walk and Telegraph Track from Telegraph Saddle car park to Telegraph junction will reopen to the public on Friday 21st December. Over the summer ballot period, access to Telegraph Saddle car park will be via a free shuttle bus service only. Buses depart from the Norman Beach and Overnight hikers car parks.

For further information, contact Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963 or visit www.parks.vic.gov.au

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We love Yanakie

 

Yanakie is the last township before Wilsons Promontory, 192 kms south east of Melbourne.

 

There are approximately 250 people living in the Yanakie Parish which stretches from the Waratah Bay turn off at Soldiers Road in the North West to the Prom Gate in the South East, and from the Shallow Inlet and Bass Straight in the West and Corner Inlet to the East.

 

The majority of the population is involved in dairy farming and a few large scale beef properties, and there is a variety of small business ventures focused on the tourism industry.

 

In the Yanakie township you will find: > a picnic and barbeque area > a children’s playground > public toilets – next to the hall > tennis courts for hire > hall – available for hire > tourist information > general store, and petrol

 

Corner Inlet Campdraft is held annually in February in the Reserve next to the hall.

 

The Yanakie Progress Association is establishing indigenous (local) wildflower gardens the length of the main street with the assistance from the South Gippsland Shire Council.

 

Aboriginal History:

 

The Brataualong clan of the Kurnai (Ganai) nation lived in this area alongside the Bunuron of the Kulin nation for 10,000 to 20,000 years. Aboriginal people still play an active caretaker role over public land in the area. Shell middens are found throughout coastal areas in the district.

 

Places to go:

 

Things to do (all distances are quoted from the general store) > Shallow Inlet Foreshore Reserve – 7 kms > Hourigan Camp Lane to Shallow Inlet (via Millar Road) – 4.8 kms > Boat ramp and picnic area (via Foley Road) – 8.2 kms > Foley Road circuit walk – 7.2 kms

 

Dairy Industry:

 

The farms on the Yanakie isthmus are of varying sizes. Some are very large enterprises providing significant employment opportunities. The majority of farms have Holstein Friesian cows with a couple of farms preferring the Jersey breed. Cross breeding of Friesian and Jersey is also a common practice.

 

Dairy herds in Yanakie are predominately pasture fed and supplemented with grain, grain based pellets or other mixed rations during pasture shortfalls. Spring surplus pasture is conserved as silage, either in a pit that is covered with plastic sheeting to form an airtight seal or in round bale form and wrapped with plastic. In late Spring or early Summer, when the temperature is higher, pasture can be conserved as hay.

 

Most dairy farms in Yanakie supply milk to Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Limited, a 100% Australian dairy farmer owned company. This company markets under the “Devondale” brand. Remember, next time you enjoy a Devondale product, it may be made from milk produced on a Yanakie dairy farm.

 

Tourism Industry:

 

Yanakie has the fastest growing tourist industry in South Gippsland. 10 years ago there were approximately 10 beds available for tourists. This has now grown to approximately 440 beds.

 

Yanakie, the entrance to Wilsons Promontory National Park, is becoming a favourite holiday destination for a steadily growing number of travellers. Tourists are radiply discovering the beauty of Yanakie and flock to the area for many activities including fishing, boating, swimming, bird watching, bushwalking and of course to visit the world famous Wilsons Prom.

 

Yanakie is a perfect holiday destination which is centrally located to a wide variety of South Gippsland’s attractions.

 

Yanakie History:

 

Several graves associated with Yanakie Station, where a homestead was built in 1852 by Richard Bennison, is located West of the Prom Gate. In the 1920′s the grasslands, known as the Yanakie Run, were made available for agistment. Land clearing commenced in 1954 and farms were taken up by soldier settlers between 1958 and 1965 under the Government Land Settlement Scheme. East of Promontory Road were soldier settlers, West of Promontory Road were allotted under the Land Settlement Act of 1959 taken up 1961 to 1965.

 

Wildflowers and Wildlife:

 

Eucalyptus kitsoniana (Gippsland Mallee or Bog Gum) is restricted to a few near coastal sites in southern Victoria. This multi-stemmed small tree can be seen on road sides and in the local bushland. A very prickly shrub – Cyathodes juniperina (Yanakie Berry / Crimson Berry) is also restricted to a few near coastal sites around Corner Inlet. The Yanakie bushland, some of which is protected on coastal reserves and road sides, is very valuable habitat for many birds ranging from superb Blue Wrens to White Bellied Sea Eagles. It is also home for the tiny mouse-like marsupial Mouse – the antichinus, for various Possum species, Swamp Wallabies and various snakes including Tiger Snakes.

 

Yanakie CFA:

 

The fire brigade is participating in an innovative project of fuel reduction and regeneration burns along the Meeniyan – Promontory Road.

 

Prom Plains Landcare Group:

 

This group has liaised with VicRoads in the removal of pine trees along the road sides. Annual direct seeding projects have resulted in windbreaks of indigenous trees and shrubs along farm fence lines.

 

Walking Tracks:

 

Foley Road Circuit Walk – Walk down the track for about 200 metres to a viewing platform, then continue down the track to the water where you can walk around the little inlets or fish off the rocky areas. Boat Ramp to Duck Point Walk – From the Left of the Boat Ramp walk to Duck Point. Hourigan Camp Lane Walk (off Millar Road) – Walk to Shallow Inlet beach.

 

Stay at Bass View Cabins, Black Cockatoo Cottages, Buln Buln Holiday Cabins, Coastal View Cabins – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Coastal-View-Cabins-Yanakie-Wilsons-Promontory/113098175395502?ref=ts&fref=ts , Elouera Cottage by the Sea, Just Inside The Gate – http://www.facebook.com/JustInsidetheGate?ref=ts&fref=ts , Lester Homestead, Prom Gate Vista Cabins – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prom-Gate-Vista-Cabins/7434626681?ref=ts&fref=ts , Promegranite Beach House, Red Bluff Retreat, Tidal Dreaming Seaview Cottages, Tingara View Cottages, Top of the Prom, Wilsons Prom Retreat or Yanakie Caravan Park.

 

Please upload your Yanakie photos and write a comment about your holiday in Yanakie – https://www.facebook.com/groups/11955880942/

 

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We love Inverloch

Splendid calm beaches along Anderson Inlet or a surf beach for the more adventurous holiday maker. There’s also fishing, wind surfing, diving and boating opportunities. As a top tourist destination Inverloch and its surrounds offer plenty of activities.

Located central to Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory. Head towards Cape Paterson for an attractive coastal drive that takes you through the Bunurong Marine and Coastal Park. Wonderful sights can be appreciated along this route.

Stay at Anderson Beach House, Bayview Studio, Big 4 Inverloch Holiday Park, By The Beach, Broadbeach Inverloch Resort, Broadbeach Unit 8, Inverloch Central Motor Inn, Inverloch Surfside, Karingal Homestead, Mollers Caravan Park, My Place Inverloch, Ripple Beach House, The Moilong Express Train and Zenergie: Villas.

Please upload your Inverloch photos and write a comment about your holiday in Inverloch – http://www.facebook.com/groups/11955880942/

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So it’s time to move our business into top gear!

Free entry for day visitors to the stunning Wilsons Promontory National Park.

90 places to stay. Book online or phone the property. Availability calendar and secure online bookings. Properties in and around all South Gippsland towns on the way to the Prom…

We invite you to drive, cycle, paddle, ride, swim and walk in our beautiful region.

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Parks Victoria will reopen access to Oberon Bay, the Light Station, South Point, Roaring Meg, Little Waterloo Bay, Refuge Cove and Sealers Cove over the Easter School Holidays. Bookings for the Southern Prom overnight hikes are essential and can be made by phoning 13 1963.

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In the Summertime

“In the Summertime when the weather is fine
You could stretch right up and touch the sky
Now when the weather is fine
You got women, you got women on your mind
I’m going driving right now to see what I can find”
In the Summertime (Mungo Jerry song)
We look forward to many visitors discovering South Gippsland this Summer!

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Visitors are now able to access the Mt Bishop walking track, the Mt Bishop circuit track, and Squeaky Beach directly from the Squeaky Beach carpark. The Tidal River watercourse downsteamof the Tidal River Bridge and the Darby River beach access track are also open.

Since Tidal River reopened on Friday 23 September, visitation to the Prom has increased steadily and to date, nearly 25,000 people have visited the park.

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