Leongatha Visitor Information
Welcome to Leongatha!
Leongatha is a vibrant town located in the heart of South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. It is known for its beautiful countryside, friendly people, and community events. Here's everything you need to know to make the most of your visit:
Leongatha is around two hours' drive southeast of Melbourne. You can also catch a V/Line train from Southern Cross Station to Warragul, then a connecting bus to Leongatha. Alternatively, there are several coach services that operate to and from major regional centers.
Whether you're looking for a cozy B&B, a family-friendly campground or a luxurious hotel, Leongatha has accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. Some popular options include the Leongatha Motel, the Wattle Hill Lodge, and the Airbnb rentals.
Things to Do
There are plenty of things to see and do in Leongatha and the surrounding area. Here are some highlights:
- Visit the Moondarra State Park and discover its stunning waterfalls, panoramic views, scenic picnic areas, and walking tracks.
- Taste locally produced wines at Prom Country Cheese and Wine.
- Check out the South Gippsland Art Gallery, which displays an outstanding collection of Australian contemporary art.
- Drop by the Leongatha Farmers Market and sample the fresh local produce, strewn across 25 stalls, ranging from fruit and veggies, organic bread, raw honey, plants/seedlings/flowers, seafood, beef, fruit wines, cider, premium beer, chicken, lamb, pasta/sauce, herbs,spices and more.
- Follow the Great Southern Rail Trail, a scenic bike trail that passes through beautiful farming countryside, lush forests, and quaint villages.
- Take a walk along the Leongatha Wetlands, a rarely visited gem,tucked away behind the Leongatha Police Station, with an eco-visitor centre, boardwalks, bird hides and plenty of birdlife along the waterways.
Leongatha offers plenty of dining options for hungry visitors. You can find quality food, coffee and an atmosphere in the town's cafés/restaurants/pubs. Some popular options include the Meg Cafe, News Gate Hotel and a few other restaurant options beyond the main street.
If you are a shopping enthusiast, you might be impressed by the various retail shops in Leongatha. From bakeries, pharmacies, specialty craft shops, boutique stores and more, the town has all your essential shopping needs covered.
Leongatha is a wonderful destination for anyone seeking natural beauty, vibrant culture, and an authentic local experience. With so many things to see and do, it's no wonder why it is a popular place for tourists. We hope you enjoy your time in this charming country town.