Alberton was established in the 1890’s as part of the route to the goldfields. It now has less than 200 residents and is one of the smallest towns in the Gippsland Region but what it lacks in size it makes up for in history and community spirit.
Balook is the start of the Balook Pioneer Trail which has a number of historic sites of the early settlers, most notably Arthur Lanyon’s Hut, the site of Riggs Sawmill and Mrs Healey’s Home, Kara who was Victoria’s first female ranger.
Cowwarr had its hay day in the Gold Rush and several historic buildings still remain, the largest being the Old Butter Factory established in 1918, which has been transformed into a gallery for contemporary visual arts.
Nestled in the fertile Merrimans Creek Valley, the rural community is surrounded by abundant native flora and fauna, visitors have many opportunities to explore and discover Gormandale’s natural beauty.
Driving into Maffra you are instantly greeted by the tree-lined nineteenth century aptly named Main Street. Many of the original shop verandas still remain today as well as a number of historic buildings.
Located 10km west of Maffra, Tinamba is a small town established when McEvoys Track from Seaton opened as a major access track to the goldfields. The district is sustained by a productive dairying industry.