Wilsons Promontory Accommodation
45 minutes drive to Wilsons Promontory.
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Leongatha is a big country town situated among South Gippsland’s famous green rolling hills. It is the region’s local government headquarters and is home to a number of state government offices.
While many people just take a break at one of Leongatha’s many cafes on their way to or from Wilsons Promontory there’s plenty in the area to keep you interested.
Take a stroll down the wide streets and explore the variety of shops with their friendly country service, or check out the artwork in one of the galleries.
Inverloch and its beaches are only 20 minutes to the south. Further on are the beaches of Venus Bay, Sandy Point and Walkerville, as well as Wilsons Promontory. Pleasant small towns such as Loch, Korumburra, Meeniyan, Mirboo North and Foster all offer the visitor something and are relatively close to Leongatha.
The Great Southern Rail Trail begins at Leongatha. Walk or cycle to Koonwarra, through prosperous farmland, where often cows graze just metres from the track, and scrub and wetlands.
Leongatha is also one end of the South Gippsland tourist rail, which runs every Sunday and selected days monthly. Trains travel between Leongatha and Nyora to the north-east.
For leisure time, take a swim in the modern heated pool, head to one of the area’s two golf courses or head to the cinema complex.
Moss Vale Park to the north of Leongatha, along the Strzelecki Highway, hosts a number of musical events each year. It is full of majestic trees and is the ideal place for a barbecue and to kick a ball around.
Leongatha, which is on land that was originally forest, is in the middle of some of the best farming land in the nation. Murray Goulburn has one of its largest milk processing plants on the outskirts of Leongatha, which produces a wide variety of dairy products. The factory employs more than 400 of the region’s residents.
Leongatha Daffodil Festival is held annually.
Leongatha is the home town of AFL Hawthorn footballer Jarryd Roughead.
It takes about 90 minutes to travel the 130 kilometres between Melbourne and Leongatha.