Grey Kangaroos Encroaching On Towns

While most tourists (especially those from Asia and Europe) delight in seeing native wildlife when traveling through South Gippsland, over the last 20 years or so, more of the Eastern Grey Kangaroo have been noticed on farmland and roadsides where the smaller wallabies once reigned supreme.

On our property in Foster, they didn’t bother us much as they easily bounded over the fences and really only stooped underneath them where wombats had previously left their dugouts. We occasionally spotted them grazing on short tufts of grass in the early morning or evenings, but if you want to see them in hoards, a trip to Wilsons Prom National Park will always net you the best pictures.

This one was seen near the small township of Meeniyan and seemed to be fairly accustomed to seeing the odd human or two.



Want A Tree Change In Beautiful South Gippsland?

  • If YOU are child-free,
  • looking forward to a LIFESTYLE that’s more care-free,
  • and you intend to BE financially free.

… here’s your perfect chance to make the change AND have income as well.


Why part with a huge amount of cash for property, when you can purchase this successfully operating accommodation business with a regular stream of reservations booked in advance! The current owner has got some exciting plans for the future and is happy to help you get settled while she packs.


This popular motel is in a prime location on the South Gippsland Highway and is one of the first places you see as you enter the town. It has 12 comfortable rooms including a self contained family unit, an attractive salt water pool, spacious garden surrounds and will sleep a total of 35 people. It’s part of the budget motel chain and takes online bookings too. It can easily be managed by a single person or a couple and has been upgraded and improved significantly over the last 8 years or so.


Meeniyan is a small town on the move! It was featured in the ABC series “Bed Of Roses” and has a very positive proactive chamber of commerce. There are currently several local initiatives underway with intentions to bring even more people to the town.


The local IGA supermarket is conveniently open 7 days a week from 7am till 9pm. You can find several excellent dining venues, the well known Moo’s at Meeniyan Restaurant, Trulli Pizza, the great southern rail trail, the Meeniyan Hotel, a nice golf course, sports ground, Art Gallery, Cafes and more … Lyrebirds Arts council holds many concerts, live music nights and art shows at the Meeniyan Hall every year, which brings regular business to the motel.

But without even needing to consider anything further, the Meeniyal Motel units are smack bang on the main road to Victorias (and possibly Australias) number one tourist destination, Wilsons Promontory National Park.


This good business might be just the ticket to the new life that’s been waiting for you!

To find out more, just speak with Lorraine Hughes by phone on (03) 5664 0030 or send a message directly from the website.


How Far From Melbourne To Wilsons Prom?

Well, now I have some sort of proof of the actual distances by this Vic Roads sign at the entrance to the Tidal River township.

Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory National Park = 222 kms
Foster to Wilsons Promontory National Park = 60 kms
Meeniyan to Wilsons Promontory National Park = 74 kms
Fish Creek to Wilsons Promontory National Park = 56 kms

From the park gateway to Tidal River Camp Grounds is approximately a 20 minute drive with an 80 km/h speed limit.


The Bridge At Pearl Park

At the northern end of Main Street Foster is Pearl Park, which was featured in the ABC TV series Bed Of Roses, and as this picture shows with it’s interesting bridge, water lilies and gently running stream, it’s beautiful as well.

There’s a good selection of accommodation choices when visiting the area, with a local backpackers lodge, quality bed and breakfast retreats, beautiful honeymoon getaways, cheap pub rooms and farm stays.

Foster is a large town conveniently situated close to Wilsons Prom, Yanakie, Walkerville, Waratah Bay, Meeniyan, Port Franklin, Welshpool, Port Welshpool and Inverloch. Find out more on the South Gippsland Website.

Foster-pearl-park bridge