Meeniyan ( a very strange name) is encounted when traveling between Leongather and Foster (or vice versa). This is a small country town located 150 km east of Melbourne and 15 km south-east of Leongatha.
It is claimed that the town's name is derived from a local Aboriginal word meaning 'moon behind the trees over the water'. An alternative interpretation says 'maneyanin' was an Aboriginal word meaning 'moon'.
The Post Office opened on 16 August 1890 shortly before the railway
An annual art and craft show takes place in November, each year.
The town is also now known for the filming of Bed of Roses a mini-series on the ABC.
Meeniyan is a cross roads town, so any diversion is short, and that store awaits your visit.