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Warragul

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Warragul is a city in West Gippsland.

J550 steam train at the Noojee Heritage Centre

Understand[edit]

With a population of 12,943, Warragul is the main population and service centre of the West Gippsland region and the Shire of Baw Baw.

Get in[edit]

V/Line, Victoria's country train service runs fast trains which stop at Warragul, Yarragon and Drouin.

The “Baw Baw Betty” shuttle connects Mt Baw Baw with V/Line trains from Warragul on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (Tuesdays and Thursdays on request). Reservations are essential and must be booked and fully paid 24 hours prior to departure. Call 03 5165 1136.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Civic Park in the town's centre has spectacular gardens and scenery and is a great place to visit for picnics or a fun day with the kids.
  • Mt Baw Baw. Baw Baw is a cheap and cheerful little ski resort that is suitable for the beginner/modest skier. It's a little more affordable than the more major resorts in Victoria (eg Hotham, Buller, Falls Creek). It also is a lot smaller and often goes most of the season without snow. Mt Baw Baw now has Australia's first and only BigAirBag - a variant on a fall cushion, used in the world of professional stunts, which is placed in front of a ski-jump so as to catch any fall from a jump.[1]
  • Wineries. West Gippsland has a few wineries that are worth visiting, such as Brandy Creek, Ada River and Wild Dog.
  • 1 Noojee Heritage Centre. The Noojee railway station. A steam train and small museum with historical photos and maps. This is also the beginning of the Noojee Trestle Bridge Rail Trail. Free.
  • 2 Noojee Picnic Grounds. Barbecues, toilets, and a playground all on the banks of the La Trobe River. Free.
  • 3 Noojee Trestle Bridge. A historical railway bridge. Free.
  • 4 Noojee Water Wheel. A historical water wheel a short walk from town. Free.
  • 5 Toorongo Falls (Head east along the Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road from Noojee then turn left on to Toorongo Valley Road. The falls are at the end of the road.). Toorongo Falls are a short drive from Noojee. Toorongo Falls are a 1.2km return hike or a 2.2km circuit. The circuit also include the Ampitheatre Falls. There is a free camping area located a short drive before reaching the falls with very basic toilets. Free.
  • Yarragon. Promoting itself as a 'Colonial shopping village', Yarragon offers a range of gourmet delicacies, as well as interesting antique and craft shops.

Do[edit]

  • Ada Tree, 25 kms Northwest of Noojee. Walk to the Ada Tree, a huge and ancient Mountain Ash, which is estimated to be over 300 years old. The tree stands 76 metres high and 15 metres in circumference and is one of Victoria’s tallest trees. 1.6 km from the Ada River Road car park. Picnic and toilet facilities available.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Little Red Duck Cafe, 1 Bennett St, Noojee, +61 3 5628 9613. 8AM-4PM Wed-Sun. Coffee, Milkshakes, Bacon and Eggs, Fish and Chips.
  • Sunny Creek Organic Fruit and Berry Farm, 69 Tudor Road, CHILDERS 3824, +61 3 5634 7526. During peak season: 8AM-6PM daily. Certified organically-grown berries, apples and chestnuts, freshly picked or pick-your-own.
  • Piglets, 119 Main Road Neerim South, +61 3 5628 1155. From 8AM, 7 days. Everything home made on the premises using local produce where possible.

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Routes through Warragul
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