Local Attractions...

Things to Do

As a guest, you will be provided with an information book in which we have included a variety of events and activities you may wish to take part in or, you may be just as happy sitting on the verandah with a glass of wine and a good book.

In and around Mirboo North

  • View Artists' murals
  • Visit Grand Ridge Brewery and Restaurant, Mirboo North Country Market (last Saturday in the month), Outdoor swimming pool in bush setting (Summer Only), Lawn Bowling club
  • Treat yourself at the Inline 4 Café, Café Escargot & the Strzelecki Bakery to name a few!
  • Picnic in Baromi Park - electric BBQ, toilets, skatebowl and playground
  • Walk or cycle through bushland along the Mirboo North-Boolarra Rail Trail. At Darlimurla, 6 km from Mirboo North there is a pick-up point at the old station site or you can continue on a further 7km to Boolarra.
  • Walk along the 2km bushwalking track through the King Fern Gully in Baths Road Reserve.
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A short drive will take you to:

  • Fishing spots filled with blackfish and trout
  • Mirboo North's 18 hole golf course
  • Lyrebird Forest Walk - a 4.8 km walk through native bush in the Strzelecki State Forest, 2.8km from town
  • Mossvale Park

For the energetic

In addition to the Mirboo North-Boolarra Rail Trail, there are many other beautiful walks including:

  • Turtons Creek - 10kms of tracks winding along picturesque creeks and gullies, 22km south of Mirboo North
  • Mount Worth State Park - 1040 hectares of Mountain Ash and regenerating native bush, 27kms west of Mirboo North along the Grand Ridge Road
  • The Great Southern Rail Trail - Leongatha to Koonwarra (7.5km) and Meeniyan to Stony Creek (3.5km) sections

Country drives

  • The Grand Ridge Road - one of Victoria's most spectacular drives, winds its way along the ridge of the Strzelecki Ranges for 132km through tall Mountain Ash trees and fern gullies. The drive encompasses the whole panorama of Strzelecki wilderness from Poowong in the west, through Mirboo North to Tarra Bulga National Park in the east.
  • Wilsons Promontory National Park - one of Victoria's best known attractions at the southernmost tip of mainland Australia. The 'Prom' contains a 50,000 hectare national park with fantastic beaches, cool fern gullies, great views, spectacular rock formations, abundant wildlife and picturesque walking tracks.
  • An easy drive through potato country to popular Yarragon where you will find arts, crafts, textiles, galleries, books and antiques.
  • Latrobe Valley where open-cut coal mine tours are available
  • South Gippsland beaches including Inverloch, Waratah Bay and Walkerville

Scenic and historic attractions

  • Agnes Falls
  • Tarra Bulga National Park
  • Walkerville Lime Kilns
  • Coal Creek Heritage Village
  • Museums - Firelight Museum, Foster Museum, Maritime museums in Port Welshpool and Port Albert
  • Arts and Crafts

    Vibrant arts and craft communities abound through the region. Visit one of the many galleries or stores throughout the area to view or buy quality products. Musicians and performing artists regularly showcase their talents at events during the year.

    Food and Wine
  • Fresh local produce (including organic) is available at the many produce/farmers markets
  • Small scale deli items and bush foods are locally produced and available
  • Local chapter of the Slow Food Movement
  • Boutique cheeses
  • Cafes and restaurants show a growing trend in offering fabulous local food, wine and beer
  • Several wineries specialise in cool-climate red and white wines
  • Grand Ridge Brewery offers internationally awarded beer
  • Deli Country tourist drive
  • Festivals and Events

    There are a host of annual events held throughout the region with something for everyone. A Calendar of events can be found at the front of the information book



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