Leave the noise of the city behind and travel to Noojee, a town named after the Aboriginal word for contentment or place to rest. First settled by prospectors, this picturesque town on the Latrobe River sits on the main access route to the ski fields of Mount Baw Baw and is home to a wide range of heritage and natural attractions.
Make a day of it and wander through the bush to the spectacular Toorongo Falls. Visit the Ada Tree, one of the largest surviving trees in Victoria, or stay closer to home and simply stretch the legs with a walk along the lush banks of the Latrobe River.
Food and wine
Enjoy country-style fare and exquisite homemade cakes at The Red Parrot Cafe, sample award-winning varieties of Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc at Piedmont Vineyard and enjoy a beer and hearty pub fare at the renowned Toolshed Bar.
Learn how to ski on the Mount Baw Baw snowfields or take to the slopes on horseback for a ride through the bush in summertime. Visit the Alpine Trout Farm and watch the kids catch fish or put on your boots and head to the Noojee Trestle Bridge, one of the oldest wooden trestle bridges in Victoria.