Noojee and Surrounds
Leave the hustle and bustle of Melbourne behind and visit Noojee. 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 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.
For those who enjoy the snow and and are looking for the perfect winter wonderland, head to Mt Baw Baw. With Noojee located on the main access route to Mt Baw Baw, it can be the perfect place to base yourself and spend your days learning how to ski or toboggan on the snowfields, and during the summertime Mt Baw Baw is also a great place to explore when the ski runs transform into unreal mountain biking and hiking trails.
Visit for the day or stay the weekend. Noojee provides a range of places to stay with options from luxury chalets to camping sites. Be spoilt for choice and indulge the foodie within at the local cafes, restaurants and boutique wineries.
Exploring Noojee and Surrounds
Baw Baw is an abundance of natural wonders and located just over 30 minutes away from Noojee, is the breathtaking Ada Tree. The Ada Tree is over 300 years old, and one of the biggest living things in the the world at approximately 76 metres high and 15.7 metres wide at shoulder height. This stunning tree is unbelievable and such an incredible part of nature to behold.
If you’re coming from Melbourne, you will pass through several other delightful towns on your way to Noojee and every one of them is a destination in their own right. Your first stop after leaving the M1 is Rokeby. This vibrant little town is an ideal place to visit whilst touring the region particularly for those who have an appreciation for the natural environment and enjoy bushwalking. Our two favourite activities are enjoying the Rokeby Crossover Rail Trail, whether on foot or on wheels, and heading to the Rokeby Market, the perfect place to enjoy the local produce and take a piece of our incredible region home with you.
Located a short drive away from Rokeby, is the picturesque town of Jindivick offering 360 degree breathtaking views of rolling green hills and rich, undulating farmland. Browse the local artists’ studios and galleries, enjoy the stunning open gardens and natural attractions with Nangara Reserve only a 2km drive from town. Jindivick is also home to wonderful B&B’s with a variety of accommodation options, showcasing our regions high quality hospitality.
Drive through the Neerim Bower and into the home of quirky little art and craft galleries and alluring small town charm and head to Neerim South. The perfect spot to indulge your taste buds with locally produced cheeses and wines, or enjoy coffee and cake at one of the several cafes in town. The lush surroundings are so popular with visitors taking a short break they want to stay longer.