Saturday 18 February 2017

MEENIYAN - SOUTH GIPPSLAND - VICTORIA

VISITOR INFORMATION

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
GREAT FOOD
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

 

MEENIYAN GALLERY

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.

 

 

GREAT FOOD

 

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

 

NINE ACRES
Relaxed, sincere and a touch of Brunswick in Fish Creek

 

OK BAR & GRILL

Great pizzas and deck overlooking town

 

AT MEENIYAN

 

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

 

AT KOONWARRA

 

KOONWARRA STORE

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.

 

AT FOSTER

 

THE GREENHOUSE

For a special set of delights

 

AT PORT ALBERT

 

WILDFISH

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

 

WILSONS PROMONTORY

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.

 

GOLF

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.

 

BOAT TOURS

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.

 

 

OTHER

 

• Fishing

• 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.

 

 

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