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.

Foster Accommodation

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.

Foster Accommodation

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.

Foster Accommodation

Foxhill 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.

Foster Accommodation

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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 1,600 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 12.4km. 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. The rail trail between Foster and Toora is 10.2km, a leisurely journey with an ever changing view. From dairy farms and gumtree glades, to sparkling rivers and rolling hills, this is a gentle section of the trail. 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.

Two lookouts in the Foster region take advantage of the stunning views. At Foster North, 5.5km 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 7km 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, seafood, market fresh fruit & vegetables, bread and freshly baked treats, sporting gear, gifts and clothes. 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 December-March Saturday & Sunday 11am to 4pm and April-November Saturday & Sunday 11am to 3pm. Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & Good Friday. 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 clubs restaurant (lunch and dinner, Wednesday through Saturday) located on Reserve Road. Bowls (Station Road) and an outdoor swimming pool (Reserve Road) offer other recreation opportunities.

Prom Country Farmers Market - third Saturday of the Month, 8am to 12 noon, at Foster War Memorial Arts Centre.

Fresh blueberries, raspberries and hazelnuts available for purchase in punnets from the farm door during the summer holiday season at Ameys Track Blueberries, 7kms drive into the hills above Foster, sorry u-pick unavailable.

Manna Community Garden - an enthusiastic group of volunteers who have been creating an edible community garden in the heart of Foster (Corner Court & Hyland Sts). A 300 year old Manna Gum stands guard over the garden. The garden has an apple orchard, a citrus grove, olives and many other fruiting trees. There are raised garden plots and individual plots that members can rent. The group meet every Monday from 10am-12midday to harvest, plant, water and maintain the garden. There is always lots of conversation in the garden with ideas, friendships, recipes and lots more to share. It is a place to wander around or sit quietly amongst the trees. Visitors are most welcome to look, smell and appreciate the garden. If you would like to benefit from the harvest please come and join the group.

Waterfalls and picnic area in a secluded spot is Turtons Creek Reserve, located 20kms north of Foster.


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.