Toora is a quite small town encounted when traveling between Yarrum and Foster, heading to (or from) Wilsons Promontory Toora is a heritage minded town with plenty to interest the visitor. Allow a bit of time when visiting.
Toora was first named Muddy Creek in the 1860s when a timber mill was set up on a 640 acre Mangrove Pre-emptive Right to supply much needed hardwood for the colony. The gold boom had led to a building surge in Melbourne when blue gum sleepers were used in the first piers constructed at Port Melbourne while railway sleepers were sent to India when the British Government were constructing hundreds of miles of railway lines.
This timber reserve of 2000 acres backs onto the scenic Grand Ridge Road which meanders across the full length of the Strzelecki Ranges.