Guidebook for Foster

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Guidebook for Foster

Food Scene

A favourite with the locals, Moo’s is a good choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Marty has worked hard to create a fun, cosy dining atmosphere. If you’re fortunate to be around on the last Friday of the month, why not try their “International Dinner” – $50 for a 4-5 course set menu sampling food from a different country each month (bookings essential)!
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Moo's at Meeniyan
89 Whitelaw St
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A favourite with the locals, Moo’s is a good choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Marty has worked hard to create a fun, cosy dining atmosphere. If you’re fortunate to be around on the last Friday of the month, why not try their “International Dinner” – $50 for a 4-5 course set menu sampling food from a different country each month (bookings essential)!

Parks & Nature

Beaches are a major drawcard for visitors. Tidal River offers beach and river frontage that’s within easy reach of the campground. Squeaky Beach is named for the squeaky sound the sand makes under your feet. Walking tracks range in length and difficulty with something to suit everybody. You can enjoy native flora and fauna in under an hour (Lilly Pilly Gully) or really immerse yourself in it on an overnight hike (permits required). A favourite of ours is Tongue Point which covers a range of terrain, beautiful views and the opportunity to take a sneaky dip if you bother to follow the path down to Fairy Cove. The view from Mt Oberon is one of the most photographed well worth the climb.
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Wilsons Promontory National Park
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Beaches are a major drawcard for visitors. Tidal River offers beach and river frontage that’s within easy reach of the campground. Squeaky Beach is named for the squeaky sound the sand makes under your feet. Walking tracks range in length and difficulty with something to suit everybody. You can enjoy native flora and fauna in under an hour (Lilly Pilly Gully) or really immerse yourself in it on an overnight hike (permits required). A favourite of ours is Tongue Point which covers a range of terrain, beautiful views and the opportunity to take a sneaky dip if you bother to follow the path down to Fairy Cove. The view from Mt Oberon is one of the most photographed well worth the climb.
Only 25 minutes drive from Foster, Agnes Falls is the highest single span waterfall in Victoria with a drop of 59 metres. The lookout is an easy few hundred metre walk from the carpark and there are picnic tables if you want to enjoy this natural wonder over lunch. The drive back into Toora offers spectacular views over Corner Inlet and a close up view of some of the local wind turbines.
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Agnes Falls
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Only 25 minutes drive from Foster, Agnes Falls is the highest single span waterfall in Victoria with a drop of 59 metres. The lookout is an easy few hundred metre walk from the carpark and there are picnic tables if you want to enjoy this natural wonder over lunch. The drive back into Toora offers spectacular views over Corner Inlet and a close up view of some of the local wind turbines.
Escape to Gippsland and enjoy a leisurely pace at Sandy Point. - The General Store and Café provide the necessary services for a pleasant stay and there are many accommodation options. - Summer days at the beach are made safer by the presence of the local Surf Life Savers and entertainment is often provided for locals and holidaymakers alike at the Waratah Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. - Sandy Point is renowned as a hot spot for windsurfers and is home of the current world speed record made by a sailing craft.
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Sandy Point
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Escape to Gippsland and enjoy a leisurely pace at Sandy Point. - The General Store and Café provide the necessary services for a pleasant stay and there are many accommodation options. - Summer days at the beach are made safer by the presence of the local Surf Life Savers and entertainment is often provided for locals and holidaymakers alike at the Waratah Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. - Sandy Point is renowned as a hot spot for windsurfers and is home of the current world speed record made by a sailing craft.
Waratah Bay is a beautiful beach approximately 20 minutes drive from Foster. The backdrop of Wilsons Promontory makes this beach stunning just to walk along if you’re not interested in swimming. The water gets deeper very gradually making it a great beach to splash around in without the fear of deep water. Dogs are allowed on leads at the eastern end of the beach (the first car park on the left after the bend as you come into Waratah Bay). Waratah Bay is most pleasant on sunny, still days as it can get very cold and gusty if it’s windy elsewhere.
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Waratah Bay
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Waratah Bay is a beautiful beach approximately 20 minutes drive from Foster. The backdrop of Wilsons Promontory makes this beach stunning just to walk along if you’re not interested in swimming. The water gets deeper very gradually making it a great beach to splash around in without the fear of deep water. Dogs are allowed on leads at the eastern end of the beach (the first car park on the left after the bend as you come into Waratah Bay). Waratah Bay is most pleasant on sunny, still days as it can get very cold and gusty if it’s windy elsewhere.
Extending 72km between Leongatha and Port Welshpool, the GSRT is perfect for walking, biking or horseriding. The trail around Foster is particularly beautiful and can be accessed near the old Foster station on the corner of Station St and Lower Franklin Rd. Local cafes can easily be incorporated into your rail trail journey, with a particular favourite including breakfast at Moos at Meeniyan and lunch at the Koonwarra Store. Find all the info you need at www.gsrt.com.au
Great Southern Rail Trail
Extending 72km between Leongatha and Port Welshpool, the GSRT is perfect for walking, biking or horseriding. The trail around Foster is particularly beautiful and can be accessed near the old Foster station on the corner of Station St and Lower Franklin Rd. Local cafes can easily be incorporated into your rail trail journey, with a particular favourite including breakfast at Moos at Meeniyan and lunch at the Koonwarra Store. Find all the info you need at www.gsrt.com.au

Sightseeing

Mt Nicoll is the highest peak on the Hoddle, the affectionate name given to the hill region between Fish Creek and Foster by locals. An easy, inclined walk to a spectacular views (on a clear day) of Corner Inlet and Wilsons Promontory. There is an option for an extended walk (Loader Track) to the comms tower through bush and open paddocks which showcases a variety of native plants. The turn off for the Mt Nicoll lookout is on the left when travelling from Foster along the Foster-Fish Creek road.
Mount Nicoll Lookout.
Mt Nicoll is the highest peak on the Hoddle, the affectionate name given to the hill region between Fish Creek and Foster by locals. An easy, inclined walk to a spectacular views (on a clear day) of Corner Inlet and Wilsons Promontory. There is an option for an extended walk (Loader Track) to the comms tower through bush and open paddocks which showcases a variety of native plants. The turn off for the Mt Nicoll lookout is on the left when travelling from Foster along the Foster-Fish Creek road.

Drinks & Nightlife

For a classic pub meal the Exchange Hotel at the centre of town is an easy stroll away. Friday nights are busy in the bar with …wheel of fortune?... if you’re up for some local frivolity.
Foster Exchange Hotel
43 Main St
For a classic pub meal the Exchange Hotel at the centre of town is an easy stroll away. Friday nights are busy in the bar with …wheel of fortune?... if you’re up for some local frivolity.
Owned and run by a local family, the cidery opened in 2017 and has been popular with locals and visitors ever since. Located on the road to Fish Creek just out of Foster, you can enjoy the spectacular view while sampling their yummy ciders. If alcohol isn’t your thing they have some top shelf freshly squeezed apple juice and delicious cakes!
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Gurneys Cider
343 Fish Creek-Foster Rd
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Owned and run by a local family, the cidery opened in 2017 and has been popular with locals and visitors ever since. Located on the road to Fish Creek just out of Foster, you can enjoy the spectacular view while sampling their yummy ciders. If alcohol isn’t your thing they have some top shelf freshly squeezed apple juice and delicious cakes!
What more could you ask for than gorgeous views accompanied by tasty food and wine. Tastings allow you to sample their produce (the pinot is delightful) and dinners there are a special treat.
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Waratah Hills Vineyard
20 Cottmans Rd
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What more could you ask for than gorgeous views accompanied by tasty food and wine. Tastings allow you to sample their produce (the pinot is delightful) and dinners there are a special treat.

Shopping

8am – 2pm on selected Saturdays Nov – April Over 200 stalls of home produce, crafts, plants and food attract swarms of people to the Foster Showgrounds. Gold coin entry. Tentative market dates for 2018/2019 include: 3rd November, 30th December, 27th January, 10th March and 21st April
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Prom Country Farmers Market
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8am – 2pm on selected Saturdays Nov – April Over 200 stalls of home produce, crafts, plants and food attract swarms of people to the Foster Showgrounds. Gold coin entry. Tentative market dates for 2018/2019 include: 3rd November, 30th December, 27th January, 10th March and 21st April

Essentials

Laundromat, Open 8am to 9pm everyday
6 Station Rd
6 Station Rd
Laundromat, Open 8am to 9pm everyday
Opening Hours: Monday7am–8pm Tuesday7am–8pm Wednesday7am–8pm Thursday7am–8pm Friday7am–8pm Saturday7am–8pm Sunday8am–7pm
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IGA
62 Main St
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Opening Hours: Monday7am–8pm Tuesday7am–8pm Wednesday7am–8pm Thursday7am–8pm Friday7am–8pm Saturday7am–8pm Sunday8am–7pm
Opening Hours: Everyday 7:30am - 8:30pm
Foodworks
37 Main St
Opening Hours: Everyday 7:30am - 8:30pm