YARRAM

Yarram is one of those Victorian that is somewhat remote in Sth Gippsland. One of those few towns that have a degree of self sufficency and not too much wealth drift. Yarram is also a heritage centre where historic factors are clearly important. Yarram is a surprise and an overnight is essential to get the best out of the place.-

The term 'Yarraam Yarraam' is thought to be an aboriginal phrase meaning 'plenty of water; however it is not known which language group the name is taken from. The town is the regional centre for a prosperous farming district, has a vibrant community, which remains particularly dedicated to a strong sporting culture.

Being close to one of the first Victorian trade ports, Port Albert, the town grew quickly after settlement, as a result of the rich dairy country that supplies milk products to Australia, and to the timber industry.

Yarram is known for its proximity to Ninety Mile Beach, Port Albert, neighbouring Tarra-Bulga National Park and heritage architecture in its Main Street, including the historic Regent Theatre.

The Catholic and Anglican Churches are quite something, including quite magnificent interiors. All other denominations are represented.

The Yarram War Memorial has great presence in the main street.

The Yarram Hotels are all over 100 years old.

The old Court House is also the museum.

With so much heritage, wide avenue streets and lots of pride within the community, Yarram is a delight to visit.

Heritage diary

 

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