Top 5 Things to Do in Morwell
Have you ever considered Morwell as a place to visit? The Dayal family has listed their top 5 things to do and visit in Morwell, you may be as surprised as I was. Dayal bio is at the bottom of the post along with their social links.
Morwell Centenary Rose Garden
An explosion of colours and an absolute feast for the senses. This beautiful award-winning rose garden is in the town of Morwell. The parkland showcases over 4000 roses, including 400 different varieties of both hybrid and traditional favourites. Take your time and stroll through well designed pathways that wind across 2 hectares of colour and perfume.
A community garden project taken up in 1992 from a suggestion given by Cr Martin Hall in relation to the shire/city of Morwell celebrating 100 years. Visually outstanding, the garden is stunningly maintained by “Friends of The Garden” volunteers, sponsors and with the generous support of the Latrobe City Council. Open to the public 24 hours and admission is free, do stop and take the time to smell the roses. A photographer’s delight, a rose lover’s joy and a nature explorer’s appreciation.
On Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November, the “2020 International Rose Garden Festival” will go online. Navigate virtually around the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden, be able to click on events and activities. Featuring Costa and DirtGirl as while as heaps of workshops, children’s entertainment, music and garden talks which will be run online as free, interactive events. The public will be able to ask questions, participate in these workshops and masterclasses from the comfort of their home. Installed throughout the gardens will be the Midsummer Night Lights display by AGL.
Gippsland Immigration Park
Gippsland Immigration Park is a place of acknowledgement to the contribution of immigrants to the farming and industrial development of the Gippsland region. Wander through the park to learn about the Gippsland history, start with the Gippsland Immigration Wall of Recognition and read your way through the 72 panels which tell the history of the first people the Gunaikurnai. The park is designed to cater for family get-togethers, a children’s playground, fishing in the lake that is full of trout and BBQ facilities there is something to do for every age group.
Facing the highway stands a superb 2-metre-high bronze statue depicting the young man “The Migrant” arriving with only a bag and suitcase and shading his eyes from the harsh Australian sun.
Crinigan Bushland Reserve
On the northern edge of the Morwell township is this beautiful 100-acre reserve with lots of well named tracks, dams, picnic facilities and toilets. The walking tracks are all named after birds, to name a few Kookaburra, black cockatoo, fantail, yellow robin, rosella, and honeyeater. Though the tracks tend to wander of in different directions they all join up so don’t worry about getting lost. A significant place full of plants with over 150 species, plenty of wildlife from wallabies, ducks, lizards and abundance of birdlife which flow into the open forest of the Manna Gum and the dense undergrowth of ferns and orchids.
Latrobe Regional Gallery
Latrobe Regional Galley over its 50 years of existence, is one of the largest public art galleries in Eastern Victoria with collections in contemporary art, sculpture and glass art. They also have historical works relating to the Gippsland region. The gallery is proudly owned and operated by Latrobe City Council located on the traditional land of the Brajakaulung people of the Gunaikurnai nation. Due to COVID-19 19 unfortunately it is not open to visitors at this time but access to their exhibitions and programs via LRG Online and Facebook is available.
Morwell River Falls Reserve
This place is one of the local secrets a three levelled waterfall located near Boollarra. Drive through Mountain Ash Eucalyptus trees towering high above, spectacular forested area and a secluded waterfall that you can enjoy the sounds of the place and just maybe the sounds of the lyre bird. At the first fall there is even a swing. Along the Morwell River Road, you will find free bush camping areas including (Apex Park) with picnic areas. The “Friends of the Upper Morwell River” volunteers keep the area well maintained. As it is not a national park you are welcome to take your furry friends to enjoy the day as well.
Gippsland Immigration Park – Heritage Walk, image from gippslandimmigrationpark.com.au
This post was kindly written and submitted by the Dayal family
Dad – Elvin Mum – Shaleen 2 kids: Divya (5 years old) and Avi (3 years old)
We are a working and travelling family of four from Sunny Queensland, our journey started August 2017, almost 3.5 years ago when Avi was only 11 weeks old. Our epic adventure has taken us to Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and currently in New South Wales. We have been lucky to see some really remarkable places and with no end date in sight we hope to see, explore and experience many more amazing places in Australia.