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When going to see Archibald Prize at Narre Warren in October 2022 also check out the great places in nearby Gippsland
Upsize your visit to the archies, take the time to appreciate mother nature and the ingenuity of humankind on this peaceful track along an old railway line.
Coming to The Archies? You're on our doorstep. Open the door. The prestigious Archibald Prize will be exhibited at Bunjil Place, Narre Warren, Sat 3 Sep - Sun 16 Oct. So while you're east-side, upsize your order with our top 7 add-ons.
Just out of town is the stunning Toorongo & Amphitheatre Falls. Take a mossy, ferny walk through tranquil forest by the trickling (and sometimes gushing) river and take in two falls on the loop walk.
Get out the selfie stick with photo opportunities all along the river, with moss-covered rocks and tree ferns as the majestic background
Time your arrival in Warragul for dinner or lunch at the hatted Hogget Kitchen for a celebration of Gippsland's bountiful goodness. Located on a beautiful vineyard, this restaurant focuses on local, grass-fed meats butchered, cured or smoked to its succulent best in-house.
Hogget Kitchen, you can enjoy open fires during the winter and in summer relax with lunch and a glass of wine, Only 3km south of Warragul
Walhalla is like nowhere else, set in a deep valley and surrounded by plunging hills. This picture-perfect town has a gold mining past that has been lovingly preserved. See the spring blossoms, ride the train, tour the underground gold mine, and time your visit with the Walhalla Springfest (16-25 Sep).
Formerly Stringer's Creek, the town has a population of 20 permanent residents, though it has a large proportion of houses owned as holiday properties
Noojie Trestle Bridge
Pack a picnic and head for the character-filled Noojee Trestle Bridge. The impressive wooden trestle bridge is also the starting point for a number of walking points and cycling tracks that carve through the towering forest.
This is the starting point for the short and sweet Noojee Trestle Bridge Rail Trail (3km one way) through scenic bushland, ending at the Noojee Railway Station Precinct.
The 21-metre historic timber Noojee Trestle Bridge sits along the meandering old railway line through the Noojee Bushland Reserve and the emerald green township of Noojee
Cannibal Creek vineyard
The cellar door offers a personalised tasting experience of the award winning wines. You can stock up on local produce and grab a picnic hamper to go, enjoy a light lunch or share plates in the restaurant.
Cannibal Creek Vineyard is a modern Australian style products are sourced out from Gippsland producers
With an unmistakable village feel, glorious heritage buildings and a deluge of shops to potter and browse, Yarragon's charms extend well beyond a leg-stretch on the highway.
There are shops that possess the magic ability to turn a "quick 5 minute peek" into a leisurely browse of beautifully curated displays of clothing and gifts, antiques and homewares. Heritage buildings line the main strip giving an extra dose of country charm and hospitality with cafes serving Devonshire tea or the old style lolly shop.
Yarragon, you can browse through specialty antique stores and fashion boutiques, discover an art lover's haven, or find a holiday read at an eclectic bookstore
Mushroom Rocks walk
Embark on a 3km (2 hour) return walk to Mushroom Rocks and see the impressive granite boulders amidst rugged alpine landscapes. The track gently climbs through cool temperate rainforest. Eyes peeled during spring and summer for gorgeous subalpine orchids. Once you arrive at the boulders, you get bonus points for letting out your inner child: climb, hide, chase and explore.
Mushroom Rocks is a collection of monumental granite boulders hidden in thick montane forest, only 3km to the rocks from the carpark, but it's a challenging walk
Pictures from Visit Gippsland website.
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