FISH CREEK

Fish Creek is encounted when traveling from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory (or vice versa) Fish Creek is also another launch town option when visiting The Prom. Fish Creek though is a very small town and has limited services, when compared to Foster.

Fish Creek was first settled in 1886. The Post Office opened on 6 October 1890 next to the proposed railway which arrived in 1892. In 1900 a community hall was built where the Butter Factory building stands today. This hall was used as church by everyone until in 1904 a new Catholic church was built. Not long after that the Union church was opened and since then we've had a church both sides of the town.

The Great South Gippsland Railway line closed to passengers in 1980 for all stations past Leongatha. However freight and goods traffic continued until the line was formally closed in 1994. The track and all other railway infrastructure, such as signals and stations, were removed and a combined bike, pedestrian and horse riding track - The Rail Trail was established along the former rail line.

The current Fish Creek Memorial Hall, built in 1930, serves many purposes. The Hall also houses an Opp shop (charity shop), the profits from which go to funding further development work on the enhancement of Hall facilities. The War Memorial just near the Hall.

The town is home to the Big Mullet which lies on its side atop the Promontory Gate Hotel. The 1930ís Hotel is a reincarnation of a mid-1800ís first license.

The Catholic Church is on the western entry, the United on the eastern side of the town.

Visitors will find Fish Creek a quirky type of place. Clearly the locals can make fun of themselves and the town. Be sure to stop awhile and admire that mullet.

 

 

  

  Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
  Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course