Leave the hustle and bustle of Melbourne behind and visit Noojee, Noojee is located just an hour and a half from the city and in such a short time you will feel as though you have been transported to another world.
The town boasts a rich heritage and unique natural attractions to delight and inspire. An historic timber town, nestled on the banks of the Latrobe River, surrounded by rolling green hills and stunning wooded forests of Mountain Ash, the town takes its name from the Aboriginal word for ‘contentment’ or ‘place to rest’ and when spending the weekend in Noojee, that’s exactly what you will enjoy.
Located just a short drive from Noojee and set in a beautiful tall forest, is the majestic Noojee Trestle Bridge. The tallest surviving wooden trestle bridge in Victoria. 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 break to stretch your legs and enjoy the peaceful surrounds.
Find yourself immersed in the dense native bush of Toorongo Falls Reserve. Surround yourself with towering gums and lush ferns as you walk the 750m, mostly uphill track to the awaiting Toorongo Falls. An impressive, tiered waterfall, Toorongo Falls is unparalleled in its beauty and will ignite and delight all your senses.
And don’t forget the spectacular Ada Tree. The Ada Tree is beautiful, majestic and its size and age make it the biggest flowering tree in the Southern Hemisphere. At over 300 years old, the Ada Tree is the ultimate example of the beauty and history Baw Baw is known for.
A popular spot for visitors (and the kids!) is the Alpine Trout Farm Noojee, it offers an experience like no other. Take in the stunning landscape and tranquillity of the surrounds. Bring the kids along for some fun and see them catch a trout or salmon, or just enjoy a great day out with the family.
And if you are looking to learn more about the history of this incredible town, take some time to head to the Noojee Heritage Centre. The Noojee Heritage Centre showcases the region’s timber and railway past, providing an insight into the lives and culture of those living in bygone days. Enjoy a trip to the replica of the original Noojee Railway Station, with its 1950’s J class locomotive. This is a must for all history buffs, railway enthusiasts and visitors to the Baw Baw region.
And once you’ve worked up an appetite a few of our favourite places to eat are The Outpost Retreat offering both a pub style meal and a restaurant. Located on a stunning property, and accommodation onsite it is a popular choice for weddings and visitors. If you’re looking for a delicious lunch try the Red Duck Café (we highly recommend the burger), or enjoy a country style pub meal for lunch or dinner at the Noojee Hotel. They often have live music and bands, so if you’re looking for a fun weekend to relax with your mates, we have you covered.
Noojee is also the perfect place to base yourself for a snow trip to Mt Baw Baw, the town is located just an hour from the Mt Baw Baw Alpine Village.
Visit for the day or stay for the weekend. Noojee provides a range of places to stay with options from luxury chalets to camping sites.
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We love visitors here in Baw Baw so come and visit us today!