Foster

Wilsons Promontory Accommodation

25 minutes drive to Wilsons Promontory.

Accommodation & Services

Oaklane Retreat (Foster)

Self contained Holiday House just 2 kms from the picturesque township of Foster. It offers comfort and high quality throughout for up to four people. Two bedrooms - one queen size and two single beds.

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Hazelwood Cottage (Foster)

Hazelwood is situated on some of the most fertile farming land in the region. The cottage overlooks beautiful pasture and has panoramic views of Wilsons Prom.

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Comfort Inn Foster (Foster)

Superbly located close to Wilsons Promontory National Park. Relax and unwind, stay at the Comfort Inn Foster surrounded by natural bushland.

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Abington Briars Cottage (Foster)

Spacious fully self contained cottage designed for romance with well appointed rooms, gas log fire and air-conditioning to ensure your comfort.

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A Fare With Nature @ Prom Road Farm (Foster)

Offers guests quality accommodation for up to 10 persons. Situated centre of 400 acres (part of 1270 acre dairy farm) amidst 2 acres landscaped garden. Stunning views across farmland over Corner Inlet to Bass Strait, Wilsons Prom and Strzelecki ranges. Ground floor wheel chair friendly with 2 bedrooms. First floor, huge balcony and three bedrooms. Two guest living rooms/kitchenettes.

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Fox Hill Farm B&B (Foster)

Choice of well appointed Queen bedroom or Twin bedroom beautifully furnished with family antiques with private bathroom, and access to the kitchen and large, comfortable sitting rooms, all with Wilsons Prom & Corner Inlet water views.

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Photos

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Pearl Park

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Stockyard Creek Bridge

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Stockyard Creek

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Stockyard Creek Plaque

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Playground

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Playground Entrance

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Foster North Lookout

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Foster North Lookout

Visitor Information

Foster


Foster
is an easy 175km south-east from Melbourne, via the Monash Freeway and South Gippsland Highway, through lush green countryside, friendly towns and rolling hills.
It serves as the major shopping location for people visiting nearby Wilsons Promontory, Corner Inlet or Waratah Bay. But Foster, a town of just over 1,200 people, offers plenty of attractions to make it worth a day tripping visit.
 
Exercise and appreciate magnificent views over Wilsons Promontory and Corner Inlet on The Great Southern Rail Trail. The rail trail between Fish Creek and Foster is 13.5km. But walk, cycle or ride a horse as much, or as little, of it as you want to. Begin your work out on the outskirts of Foster at Charity Lane. If you’re looking for extra exercise or just want to walk through more farming country the rail trail goes, unbroken, all the way to Meeniyan about 30km from Foster. Other Foster area walks are the Bratuaulong Walking Track, which can be accessed from McDonald Street, and the Hayes Walk beginning from the car park behind the main shopping centre or New Zealand Hill situated off Ameys Track or opposite the Comfort Inn Motel.
 
Two lookouts in the Foster region take advantage of the stunning views. At Foster North, 6km from Foster itself, is a lookout with picnic tables and barbecue facilities. It is along the South Gippsland Highway. See across farming country and from Corner Inlet to Wilsons Promontory at Hoddle lookout. It’s on the Fish Creek-Foster Road about 5km from Foster.
 
Foster’s modern secondary college and one of its parks, Pearl Park, were recently featured in ABC TV’s melodrama, Bed of Roses. You’ll find all the services you need in the quaint business area with its two supermarkets, banks, post office, newsagency and chemist. Other shops offer quality Gippsland beef and lamb, bread and freshly baked treats, sporting gear, gifts, clothes, books and jewellery. A medical centre and hospital mean you can be assured of a safe stay.
 
There’s plenty of public art, including murals, mosaics and sculptures, for those with an eye for creative expression. To best appreciate it take a gentle stroll around town and see what’s there. For art hanging on walls Stockyard Gallery is well worth a visit and is on Foster’s Main Street. This gallery is open between 10am and 4pm everyday. Alternatively learn about the history of the area at a museum next to the library on Foster’s Main Street. It is open on Sundays, public and school holidays from 10am to 4pm. It features early gold mining records, photos, artifacts and a gold mining display. Foster began as a gold mining town in the 1870s when it was named Stockyard Creek. While drovers used to stop here as they made there way from Port Albert it’s because of gold that Foster exists.

Foster Golf Club offers golf every day of the week during daylight hours. Meals are available at the club’s restaurant most nights. It is on Reserve Road. Bowls (Station Street) and an outdoor swimming pool (Reserve Road) offer other recreation opportunities.

Adjoining towns

Fish Creek is about 10 minutes drive from Foster.

Sandy Point is about 15 minutes drive from Foster.

Stony Creek is about 15 minutes drive from Foster.

Toora is about 10 minutes drive from Foster.

Waratah Bay is about 15 minutes drive from Foster.

Yanakie is about 15 minutes drive from Foster.

Walkerville is about 20 minutes drive from Foster.