Neerim South is one of the most scenic towns of the region and it is this reputation that makes Neerim South such a popular location for visitors. Set in the hills at the base of Mt Baw Baw, this picture-perfect town is a perfect example of the beauty Baw Baw Shire is known for.
Neerim South is located a leisurely 1 hour and 20 minutes’ drive from Melbourne. The drive will take you through the lush, green hills of our region and guarantee the journey will be just as enjoyable as the destination.
Your arrival in Neerim South is a magnificent one, with the Neerim Bower welcoming all visitors, and a preview into the rich arts and culture the town and surrounds have to offer. Hidden in the hills surrounding Neerim South (and a spectacular gallery in the town) you can enjoy the chance to meet some of the incredible artists, learn about their works and take a piece of Baw Baw home with you.
In Winter, Neerim South is a busy tourist town servicing snow traffic, and for the year-round traveller, it offers an indulgent experience for all the foodies and lovers of beauty. Neerim South is famous for its fertile soils and cool climate. While in town stock up on locally made cheese, fresh produce from regional growers and the finest meats from the local butcher.
Neerim South is also the perfect place to base yourself as you explore some of Baw Baw’s most incredible natural experiences. From Neerim South the iconic Noojee Trestle Bridge is only a quick 15-minute drive. The bridge is a legacy of the old railway that ran from Noojee to Warragul. Amidst scenic eucalypt and fern forest, the Noojee Trestle Bridge makes the perfect location to relax and enjoy the peaceful surrounds.
While you’re in the area, spend some time in the town of Noojee and venture out to explore the majestic Toorongo Falls. An impressive, tiered waterfall, Toorongo Falls is unparalleled in its beauty and will ignite and delight all your senses.
And don’t miss a visit to Tarago Reservoir Park. It’s the perfect setting for a picnic or barbecue with family and friends. The picnic area has sloping lawns set amongst bush settings, with lovely views over the reservoir and surrounding landscapes.
If you prefer to cycle rather than travel on foot, enjoy the tracks that weave through the surrounding area.
The lush surroundings are so popular with visitors taking a short break they want to stay longer. There is any number of quality B&B’s in the area to satisfy a weekend away in this glorious part of the region.
And, if you need a map, we have you covered – https://goo.gl/maps/cq6LtnrBVVLPTS2g8
We love visitors here in Baw Baw so come and visit us today!