"Noojee (Gippsland)" State of Victoria Things to Do Tip by leffe3

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Noojee is one of those quiet little spots that may not be a 'must-see' but which nevertheless holds its own rewards - and as it's only about 90 minutes east of Melbourne, quite a few people have found those rewards! With several campsites in the immediate vicinity and a caravan/camp site in the middle of town, Noojee is an ideal spot for a few days getaway for those interested primarily in walking/hiking.

The town itself is nothing special - population of a couple of hundred, few shops, a cafe and pub/restaurant (the atmospheric Toolshed Bar in The Outpost serves good, cheap barfood - the restaurant being more upmarket). But nestled in the upper part of the Latrobe Valley, with the river and surrounding Yarra (north) and Bunyip (south west) Ranges, the town is a beautiful location. A coule of kms west of the town is the Noojee Trestle Bridge - an impressive timber trestle bridge, built in 1919, over a deep fern gully to transport gold by train and which is now listed by the National Trust. Bunyip State Park andYarra Ranges National Park are both close by, the hugely popular Toorongo Falls Reserve is about 15kms north east and the town is also on one of the main access roads to the key skiiing destination of Mount Baw Baw Alpine Village.

It's also near to the Gippsland Gourmet Deli Route with the Tarago River Cheese Factory about 12kms south.

Directions: From Melbourne: Maroondah and then Warburton Highways, left at Yarra Junction onto the 175 towards Powelltown.

Or Princes Highway towards Warragul - virtually any left turn off the Highway from Robin Hood to Warragul will take you to Noojee via Neerim.

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  • Written May 5, 2006
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