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Out and About

Around Noojee

The possibilities of things to do in and around Noojee are endless but to help you make the most of your stay, we’d like to share just some of the amazing places to visit that are on our doorstep.

Not only that, we’ve also put together a FREE guide in which we share even more top tips to exploring Noojee and the surrounding area, as well as some great ways of making your short break a fantastic experience from the minute you leave your doorstep and arrive at ours. Download your free copy here.

Although Noojee wasn’t officially founded until the early 1900’s, in the mid 1860’s European settlers came to Noojee as gold prospectors, and tin miners, and settled in the area. In 1919, Noojee became a major timber town when a branch railway line was built connecting Noojee to Warragul. Today you will still see logging trucks going through the township and it is what Noojee is known for, however the rail line is no longer in operation.

Noojee is an aboriginal word meaning ‘valley of, or place of, rest’. And this is certainly a place to come and rest, relax, explore and unwind!

Our 10 Favourite Local Attractions

Trestle Bridge Walk

This walk runs along the back fence of Rosemont House! It is an easy, flat 15 minute walk from the house straight onto the bridge! The restored Noojee No. 7 Trestle Bridge is the legacy from the old railway which ran from Noojee to Warragul. This is one of the only remaining historic timber bridges in Victoria. It is truly a sight to see and certainly a must do when visiting Noojee.

Toorongo Falls / Amphitheatre Falls Walks

These amazing walks encompass a number of waterfalls. You have the choice of a circular walk or can head straight up to see Toorongo Falls. As you follow the cascading Little Toorongo River up a well maintained, winding gully track you get glimpses of Toorongo Falls, and once you reach the viewing platform, the bush opens up to an epic view. From here you can either head up to Amphitheatre Falls or head back to the carpark. Both walks take approximately 45min to 1hr and are graded easy!

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 new visitors to the Baw region. In 2014 the rebuilt station was opened and houses the Noojee Heritage Centre with fascinating storylines, engaging displays and enthusiastic volunteers to help you discover and interpret the past.

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 Shire is known for, and it’s right on Noojee’s doorstep. Be prepared to marvel at her incredible size once you reach her. Reconnect with nature surrounded by tall mountain ash trees, and lush, green shrubs and tree ferns.

Waterwheel Walk

The waterwheel you see today is not the original wooden waterwheel. It is not known what happened to the original structure – the one today is a much lighter metal structure. This walk is accessed just before (250m) the Noojee Hotel and the hotel grounds are at the end of this 10min easy walk. Explore the waterwheel on the way to or from a meal at the Noojee Hotel… easy!

Ralph Cornwall Loch Valley Tramway Walk

This walk follows the course of one of the historic timber tramlines in Noojee through rainforest, ferns and Mountain Ash trees. Features include a suspension bridge over the Latrobe River. The majority of the track is flat and can be enjoyed by all levels of fitness at approximately 5km long – and the picnic tables at the end of the walk, beside the Loch River, provide the perfect spot to take a break afterwards.

Alpine Trout Farm

If you love trout, would like to try your hand at trout fishing or are just interested in experiencing a trout farm in action, then the Alpine Trout Farm is a destination not to be missed when visiting Noojee. You can also purchase fresh trout, smoked trout or smoked salmon (which is all smoked on site), dips and caviar from the retail shop. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and if you would like to try your hand at fishing they will supply you with a fishing rod, bait, net and bucket (for your catch of course) free of charge.

Noojee Pub

We are so lucky in Noojee to have a great choice of dinner options with the Noojee Pub (or Nooj Pub as locals call it) being one of them. The pub is serenely situated on the banks of the Labrobe River and there is no better way to spend an afternoon on the back deck looking over the river, taking in the Noojee scenery. This is a wonderful rustic pub provides affordably priced, fabulous country food, made using fresh local produce.

Toolshed/Outpost Retreat

Another option for lunch and dinner 7 days a week is the Toolshed Bar and Outpost Restaurant. Originally a dairy farm built in the early 1900’s, it has been resurrected into an award winning restaurant and the old toolshed/chookhouse has become what we know today as The Toolshed Pub. You can expect great food, good service all in a fabulous setting when eating at either.

Little Red Duck Café

You cannot miss the Little Red Duck Café. Expect delicious food and friendly service in a quaint setting. The pastries are to die for, along with the coffee. The fire keeps the cafe snug and warm in winter. Fresh produce is the focus and you won’t be disappointed whether you’re enjoying a meal, morning coffee or afternoon tea at the Little Red Duck Cafe.

Rosemont House Verandah

Located 2 steps from your room is a dedicated space on the verandah to sit and take in the serenity and scenery of Noojee with a glass of wine and a cheese platter or maybe even a nightcap after dinner out in Noojee. There is no better way to relax and recharge than whiling away some time on the Rosemont House verandah, we guarantee it.