LEONGATHA

Leongatha is encounted when traveling from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory, or Sale via the Sth Coast (or vice versa). Leongatha is also a busy crossroads town. Leongatha has most essential services that support a rich rural base. Leongatha is a nice place.

First settlement of the area by Europeans occurred in 1845. The Post Office opened as Koorooman on 1 October 1887 and renamed Leongatha in 1891 when a township was established on the arrival of the railway.

The town is the commercial, religious, educational and civic centre of the region. Leongatha has a population of 4,504. The Catholic Church is a must visit. This is a magnificent building and has a ‘Michelangelo’ ceiling work. The Anglican Church also is a really nice proposition. The United is modern.

 The Murray Goulburn Co-op, is a farmers' co-operative which trades in Australia under the Devondale label, and has a dairy processing plant just north of the town producing milk-based products for Australian and overseas markets.

The Leongatha War Memorial is modest, but the Memorial building is exceptionally grand.

The two hotels in Leongatha are turn of the century Victorian classics. These are both nice pubs.

There is no museum but the Historical Society operates near the Post Office.

Whilst there is no attraction per se, there are things to digest, like the Catholic Church and others to enjoy. An overnight is recommended for Leongatha

 

 

 

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