NEERIM SOUTH

Neerim South is not the sort of town that the traveller happens upon. The Town is on a secondary hgy between Drouin in the South and Warburton to the north.  The reason for the name was not discovered

Neerim South is a town that is in West Gippsland, located in the Shire of Baw Baw. At the 2006 census, Neerim South and the surrounding area had a population of 1,602. The Post Office opened on 1 February 1883.

The town was connected to the Victorian Railways network with the opening of a branch line from the main Gippsland line at Warragul on 18 March 1892, later connecting to Noojee in 1919. The line closed in 1958.

The town's main industry is tourism. It contains art galleries, a working Alpaca farm with an Alpaca product shop, cafés, restaurants, a pub and bed and breakfasts. Until 2008, the bakery still cooked bread in the wood-fired oven built in 1880. The town hosts a Celtic Festival each November. The area has numerous wineries, and is known for its blue cheese.

Neerim South whilst is old, everything about the town today is new.

The United Church, though relatively new is a really nice building. The Catholic, likewise is modern, but has some nice design elements. This is what was replaced

The Neerim South Hotel is a tavern type pub.

There is a War Memorial at Neerim and another just a few k’s down the road at Neerim South.

Neerim South has a few aspects that are quite pleasant, certainly very friendly people, so a visit is recommended.

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  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