First settled by prospectors, the postcard-perfect town of Noojee on the lush banks of Gippsland's Latrobe River is home to a range of unforgettable natural attractions.
Noojee is named after the aboriginal word for contentment or place to rest, though there are plenty of opportunities to get active around the town. Head into the rainforest to visit the spectacular Tooronga Falls and the Ada Tree, one of the largest surviving trees in Victoria.
A Noojee landmark, the historic timber trestle bridge is one of only a few of its kind remaining in Victoria. Walk or cycle alongside tall forest on the old railway line for a chance to cross over the bridge.
All that exercise and fresh air builds an appetite for the country-style fare and exquisite homemade cakes found in Noojee's eateries. Catch fish for your dinner at the Alpine Trout Farm, or let someone else prepare a delicious lunch accompanied by fine wines at Piedmont Vineyard.
The Mount Baw Baw snowfields are accessible from Noojee, offering excellent skiing in winter and scenic alpine adventures during the rest of the year.
Noojee is around 130 kilometres from Melbourne, or an hour-and-a-half by car along the Princes Freeway (M1) and the Main Neerim Road (C426).