Regional Exploration Tours
The Gippsland region is such a fascinating and diverse area…take in mountain summits, rivers and stunning alpine forest. Race a dirt bike through rugged forest, hike to the top of a mountain or just slow down in a countryside town… cast your line in a local stream, breath in the fresh mountain air or feast on delicious local produce and fine wines.
Explore the many hidden treasures of Mt Baw Baw, Noojee and Walhalla with one of our tours below available over the Summer months…
NOOJEE REGION TOUR
Leave the noise of the city behind and be at peace in Noojee, a town named after the aboriginal word for contentment or place to
rest. First settled by prospectors, this picturesque town on the banks of Latrobe River is home to a wide range of heritage and natural attractions. Noojee is a small town located just under 50 kilometres west of the Baw Baw Alpine Village. It is a place of great natural beauty, surrounded by dense mountain forests and rolling green hills. The La Trobe River flows through the town centre and is flanked by large expanses of shaded grassy parkland.
TROUT FARM, NOOJEE
The Alpine Trout Farm Noojee is an experience like no other. Fishing rods and bait are free of charge; just drop your line in to catch your own lunch! Barbecue facilities are available for you to cook up your catch, whether it be pan size or 1kg plus size trout or delicious Atlantic salmon. If you prefer to take your catch home they have foam eskys & ice available to purchase.If fishing isn’t your thing, they have Smoked trout, dips, drinks, caviar, fresh trout and atlantic salmon available to buy in their store.
A short journey east of Noojee is the Toorongo Falls Road which follows the river along its journey through a scenic valley until it reaches the Toorongo Falls Reserve. At the car park is a 750 metre walking track through the tall wet forest to the Toorongo Falls. A longer loop walk to the nearby Amphitheatre Falls can be undertaken.
Surrounded by tall forest, follow the old railway line from Noojee to one of the only remaining historic timber trestle bridges in Victoria. The historic trestle bridge was originally built in 1919 as part of a railway used to freight timber out of the district. This huge bridge has been restored and is the highest example of its type in Victoria. A series of steps leads from the car park at the base of the bridge to the top where a walking and cycling trail has been constructed along the former railway line.
WALHALLA REGION TOUR
Walk along a section of the Australian Alps Walking Track that leads to a maze of giant granite tors rising from the forest. After starting the walk surrounded by rainforest, you will pass by a small waterfall before the track gently climbs up into the drier Mountain Ash forest.
The Thomson Dam is located on the Thomson River about 130 km east of Melbourne in Gippsland near the former township of Beardmore and the Baw Baw National Park. The dam on the Thomson river has a large flow, high water quality and is elevated high enough to provide water to the upper Yarra system by gravity flow. Early work in the early 1970s saw construction of a 19 km long tunnel through the Thomson Yarra divide to allow water from the Thomson River to flow into the Upper Yarra Reservoir. The tunnel, which is located at the northern end of the reservoir, allows water to be transferred west to Upper Yarra Reservoir and then on to Silvan Reservoir for distribution as drinking water in Melbourne.
Experience life as it was in historic Walhalla. Once one of Australia’s richest towns and home to over 4000 gold seekers, this sleepy mountainside town is now frozen in time and is home to only 20 residents. Walk through the lovingly restored centre full of heritage buildings, try your hand at panning for gold or take a tour of the surrounding area. Revel in the history that followed the discovery of Cohen’s Reef, a three kilometre vein of gold running through Walhalla. Learn about the tough
lives of miners, pan for gold down to Stringers Creek then explore the old
hotels, shops, school and churches built in the nineteenth century when the town was at its peak.
|Sightseeing Family (2 ad + 2 kids)||6 hours||$490 Save $100|
Fly Fishing Tours
Join us on a Fly Fishing tour of the local rivers and streams in the Gippsland region. The West Tanjil River offers spectacular fly fishing experiences. Tanjil River trout are great fun on light gear and the exercise from wading is a bonus. You’ll come across some fantastic stretches of river surrounded by beautiful forest and small feeder streams sheltered in ferns and moss covered rocks. Make sure you pack a camera, lunch and a thermos for the day, as the time will slip away before you know it. Whatever your speciality, the two branches of the Tanjil River will be a fishing trip to remember. You will also get the chance to fly fish on Lake Blue Rock which is stocked annually with both brown and rainbow trout.
|Fly Fishing||6 hours||$225||$115|