From Foster to Port Albert: Bird Hide, WindFarm, Agness Falls, Old Port Trail

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31.12.2014

Second day of our pre-New Year two-days getaway. Yesterday we visited Wilsons Promontory National Park and stayed in camping near Foster. We have a whole day ahead to explore this part of South Gippsland region, its small towns and hidden places. Our route for today looks like this: Port Franklin (Wetlands Boardwalk), Toora (Bird Hide, Wind Farm, Agness Falls), lunch in Port Albert and then back to Melbourne via Tarra-Bulga National Park.

In this post I am going to share some information about our trip from Foster to Port Albert, leaving story about Tarra-Bulga National Park visit for the next one.

In our trip we simply followed recommendations from the ‘Prom Country Walking Trails’ brochure. It is well organised and has walks photos, their descriptions, length, etc.

Our first stop was at Port Franklin’s Wetlands Boardwalk (-38.684625, 146.283599). An easy plain 10min walking trail through wetlands.

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The next stop was at the Toora Bird Hide (-38.690555, 146.337136). The Bird Hide overlooks an expansive wetland area. Again, an easy 15 min stroll which ends at the bird hide. We spotted little crabs, swans and some ducks from there. The bird hide has a lot of information about birds which you can find in this area, so it was quite interesting to read more about it.

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Australia, Victoria, Gippsland, From Foster to Port Albert: Bird Hide, WindFarm, Agness Falls, Old Port Trail, ,

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After that we headed forward to Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve (-38.642973, 146.371447). On our way we made a stop near Toora Wind Farm (-38.653617, 146.340487). Personally, I love such views!

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Australia, Victoria, Gippsland, From Foster to Port Albert: Bird Hide, WindFarm, Agness Falls, Old Port Trail, ,

Australia, Victoria, Gippsland, From Foster to Port Albert: Bird Hide, WindFarm, Agness Falls, Old Port Trail, ,

Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve offers a short, yet picturesque, walk that provides spectacular views of the Agnes Falls waterfall. Starting at the carpark, the walk spans 200 metres to a lookout.

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Everyone is hungry, so we are going further, to Port Albert (-38.675076, 146.697177) to get some seafood for lunch and see an Old Port Trail. We found a nice cafe near the pier and then, as it was almost 2pm, had a quick look at the pier.

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Our next destination is Tarra-Bulga National Park. I will tell you a little bit more about it in my next post. As for today’s route, if you stay somewhere near Wilsons Promontory, I would highly recommend to visit Toora and Agness Falls - it is a nice drive through a scenic farming country.

Travel well!

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