Saturday 18 February 2017
MEENIYAN - SOUTH GIPPSLAND - VICTORIA
Meeniyan and the Tarwin Valley are unique. Parts of our country boast their specialties like scenes of rural bliss, or wineries, or amazing coastlines, or brilliant people. In the Tarwin Valley, you will find all of these features and more.
ART AND ARTISTS
WINERIES, BREWERIES AND ACCOMMODATION
PLACE AND ACTIVITIES
ART AND ARTISTS
CELIA ROSSER GALLERY - Fish Creek
For simply superb Botanic Art
GECKO ART GALLERY - Fish Creek
Meet the artist – Kerry Spokes and enjoy the feature exhibitions changed monthly.
HILLTOP GALLERY - Fish Creek
A quirky gallery at the back of the town on the hill. Meet Bianca Stefani, the artist behind Hilltop Gallery
SANDY POINT GALLERY
Enjoy Mary Shaw’s tribute in watercolour and oil to this beautiful environment
Wonderful exhibitions changing monthly
ALISON LESTER - Fish Creek and Sandy Point
See the Alison Lester Gallery and the Magic Beach. Alison, one of our foremost children’s authors has her gallery at Fish Creek and her “magic beach” at Sandy Point.
We have great places for you to dine in your visit to Meeniyan and the Tarwin Valley. Arrive, relax and enjoy the fine food and wines on offer in our neighborhood.
AT FISH CREEK
FISH CREEK HOTEL
This historic hotel is one of three remaining Art Deco hotels in country Victoria
Relaxed, sincere and a touch of Brunswick in Fish Creek
OK BAR & GRILL
Great pizzas and deck overlooking town
MOOS@MEENIYAN - Festival Regional Sponsor
This is a lovely relaxed restaurant in Meeniyan, just on the highway at the end of town. The food is generous and honest and all comes from locally sourced produce. The service is what you would expect from a top quality city place, but more relaxed.
- Trip Advisor
TRULLI WOODFIRE PIZZERIA - Festival Regional Sponsor
Provides authentic, classic Italian pizza using only quality local and Italian ingredients combined with house made thin style bases finished in a woodfired oven.
MEENIYAN HOTEL - Festival Regional Sponsor
Great, creative and local bistro fare always something new on the menu and live music every Sunday on the deck.
MEENIYAN STORE - Festival Regional Sponsor
Has tasting plates of the best of South Gippsland produce
This classic store is an icon for regional produce and fine foods
MILLE AND ROMEO'S
Superb home baked foods and an outstanding Cooking School
attracting nation-wide interest.
For a special set of delights
AT PORT ALBERT
On the pier at Port Albert for more culinary delight.
WINERIES, BREWERIES & ACCOMMODATION
Arrive in Meeniyan and you are in the heart of dozens of outstanding vineyards and two award-winning brewers with a diversity of superb product to enjoy. Where to start?
We suggest you check out :
BASIA MILLE at Waratah North - Friend of the Festival
Has three self contained, luxurious apartments set in a superb Tuscan Villa. A place to ome and stay and play. Play golf on our 9 hole course in the manicured vineyard and olive groves, take in the magical views of Wilson’s Promontory and the islands of Bass Strait and a personal welcome at our unique cellar door.
BASS PHILLIP WINERY at Leongatha
DJINTA DJINTA WINERY at Kardella South
GIPPSLAND WINE COMPANY at Loch
Boutique vineyards with local premium wines for tasting. Buy a glass or a bottle and enjoy views across the beautiful Loch valley from our verandah.
GLENLEITH AT MEENIYAN at Meeniyan- Friend of the Festival
Provides contemporary accommodation for overnight and short stays. On a quiet road, just off the main street and only 100m from the rail trail bicycle network.
GRAND RIDGE WINERY at Mirboo North
LUCINDA ESTATE WINERY at Leongatha
LOCH BREWERY AND DISTILLERY at Loch Village
THE WINE FARM at Koonwarra
WALKERVILLE VINEYARD at Walkerville
WARATAH HILLS VINEYARD at Fish Creek
WILD DOG WINERY at Warragul
ACCOMMODATION - USEFUL LINKS
PLACES AND ACTIVITIES
Mt. Oberon, Squeaky Beach, Whisky Bay and Fairy Cove are just some of the magnificent destinations that the “Prom” offers. The gate is just twenty minutes away.
WALKING AND CYCLING TRAILS
The Great Southern Rail Trail offers a unique and comprehensive experience which, with walking tours of Turton’s Creek Falls, Agnes Falls, Walkerville’s historic Lime Kilns and coast, and the Tara Bulga National Park, offers even the most discerning a special experience.
If you love golf we invite you to test your skills at one of our many challenging courses. Visit Mirboo North, Foster, Leongatha South and Meeniyan with green fee access to all golfers.
STONY CREEK RACING CLUB - Festival Regional Sponsor
A delightful country race-track WITH full TAB and on-site bookmakers offers those who enjoy the “sport of kings” a wonderful day at the track.
Race days 27 Dec. 03 Jan. 12 & 27 Mar.
THE CAPE LIPTRAP LIGHTHOUSE
A brilliant drive to this windswept outcrop on Bass Strait’s historic shipwreck coast is again an entirely memorable experience.
A number of fishing tours emanate from Port Welshpool and we can arrange a special tour around the windswept Promontory Islands with their pristine architecture, penguin and seal colonies and just magical and picturesque scenery if the weather is suitable.
• Explore Wilsons Promontory and her magnificent beaches or the incomparable beaches of Waratah Bay and Sandy Point
• Windsurf on the world-renowned Shallow Inlet
• Walks and local fauna/flora
• Foster Golf Club for a round with the kangaroos, or Leongatha Golf Club with their beautiful fairways and greens
• Farmers’ Markets
• Koonwarra Day Spa
• Meeniyan Art Gallery
• Bike riding the Great Southern Rail Trail
• A drive to Turton Falls
• Cape Liptrap Lighthouse
• Agnes Falls, highest waterfall in Victoria
• Diggers Club - Festival Sponsor - We believe that everyone can have a garden that is productive and beautiful. For 35 years we have worked to find the best plants for Australian gardens. So join the Diggers Club and get your garden growing. We’ll give you all the help you need to succeed.