Things to do
Killara Park is in Darnum, only a few minutes from Warragul. Warragul is a thriving rural town set amongst rolling green hills and dairy fields. Spend a few days wandering through the heritage buildings and galleries, then explore West Gippsland gourmet country and the beautiful Mt Baw Baw snowfields. West Gippsland is characterised by lush, rolling hills and major dairy and farming industries. There is a varied collection of farms, vineyards, dairies and food outlets selling local produce and smallgoods where visitors can discover the many culinary delights of the region.
Say goodbye to the city and in an hour reach the lush, fertile hills of West Gippsland. Tuck into the famed, farm-fresh produce of Warragul and surrounds - the perfect accompaniment to a wonderful array of local wines. A generally cool climate with a warm, dry autumn encourages rich chardonnay and unique sauvignon blanc, riesling, pinot noir, shiraz and an emerging production of sparkling wine.
Head to the culinary hotspots around West Gippsland, the Great Alpine Road and the fertile farmlands surrounding Leongatha to sample a wide range of flavours cooked up using the region's fine local produce. While away an afternoon at an award-winning winery, enjoy a beer with lunch at a local brewery, or break up your journey with a bite at one of the many stylish eateries, country pubs, cafes and bakeries peppered across the region.
Warragul Farmers Market is a place for people to meet and support local farmers and producers and buy a huge range of fresh and hand made food. Warragul Farmers Market is held the third Saturday of each month, all year round.
Mouth Worth State Park
Mount Worth State Park protects a remnant of the forests that once covered the western Strzelecki Ranges. Tall wet forests of Mountain Ash, Mountain Grey Gum and Blackwood grow on the hills and slopes and tree fers flourish in sheltered gullies.
Walking, picnicking and sightseeing are the most popular activities. The Giant's Circuit walk follows an old tramline route along Lorkin Creek to the Standing Giant - a huge Mountain Ash seven metres in circumference and probably more than 300 years old. Two lookouts on McDonald's Track give panoramic views over the Latrobe River valley, the Great Dividing Range and Westernport Bay.