TOORA

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.

The district is rich in maritime history with fishing fleets, much smaller than formerly, operating from Port Welshpool, Port Franklin and Port Albert while Cray boats work from Walkerville.

There are a number of heritage buildings.

The xxx Hotel is an especially old pub. This is the classic turn of century hotel that benefited from the early  timber industry.

The Toora War Memorial is located on the highway.

The three main congregational churches are still active in Toora. These are all old turn of century wooden buildings.

The area has lots of interest, so an overnight at Toora should be a consideration.

 

 

 

 

 

  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