Exploring Foster, Victoria

Formerly an old gold mining town, Foster is a small town that is settled in Gippsland, Australia. Today Foster is a farming town that is located to the north of the beautiful Gippsland coastline and to the south-east of Melbourne. The town has everything that you would need to have an unforgettable holiday and due to its scenic beauty, and its close proximity to Wilsons Promontory Foster is a very popular destination for both local and international travellers.

The town features several exceptional wineries and a number of restaurants, cafes and retail outlet as it is the main shopping centre for visitors to Wilsons Promontory and the surrounding areas. This means that you will have the opportunity to tour one of the wineries and go shopping in the gallery or at one of the shops. When you want to eat you can head to the restaurants, the pub or the cafes and have a warm cup of coffee or a delicious meal.

With that being said one of Foster’s best features is its historic buildings and museum. Visit the Foster Museum which is housed in the old post office on Main Street to learn about the town’s forestry and gold history. The museum holds a few gems and displays from the old gold days, and information can also be found on the town’s dairying and social history. If you love golf, you can play a few rounds or practice your swing at the picturesque Foster Golf Club on Reserve Road. There is also a bowling alley on Station Road for you to go bowling.

If you want to explore the unspoiled natural beauty of the region, Foster will put you close to the coastal communities of Waratah Bay and Sandy Point, Victoria. Shallow Inlet, Corner Inlet, Wilsons Promontory and the mountain areas inland are also close by for you to explore. Foster will provide you with many opportunities to enjoy some inspiring views of all the surrounding areas as well. The lookout in Foster North will provide you with some good views across the Corner Inlet straight to the mountain ranges at Wilsons Promontory. Mt Nicholl Lookout which is located between Fish Creek and Foster will also provide you with some picturesque views of Wilsons Promontory and Corner inlet.

If you want a firsthand view of the town’s largest gold mine, Victory Mine, embarking on the Hayes Walk will reward you with the perfect opportunity to do this. If you are a good walker there is a walking trail known as the Great Southern Rail Trail which starts at Charity Lane on the outskirts of Foster and ends in the town. The Rail Trail consists of 53 kilometres, and it is perfect for walking, cycling and horseback riding. When you follow this trail, it will take you through the towns of Fish Creek, Buffalo and Meeniyan.

If you are from out of town, Foster has a number of accommodation options for you to choose from including one hotel. In addition to this, accommodation can be found in nearby Sandy Point, Victoria and around the Wilsons Promontory area. Staying at a Wilsons Promontory accommodation will give you a good starting base, but if you want an even better option, you should choose a Sandy Point accommodation. Choosing one of these accommodations will provide you with the perfect base to start exploring Foster, and it will also allow you to stay near all the Wilsons Prom accommodations. Your Sandy Point accommodation will also allow you to relax, and it can be used as a central point while touring. So come and see for yourself what Foster is all about.

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