Longitude: 146.436931 Latitude: -38.665612
Metres above Sea Level: 22 m
Area: 58.8 km² Perimeter: 45.4 km
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The appealing township of Welshpool is located approximately 200 km from the centre of Melbourne, along the South Gippsland Highway. The South Gippsland coast area boasts so many varied and stunning landscapes – from mountains to oceans, lakes, rivers, seas, forests, farmlands . . . Welshpool is a perfect, peaceful township to stop or stay, replenish and refresh . . .
The well maintained and shaded parks and gardens are located just a short walk from cafés, supermarkets and boutique shops which are well worth a visit. Shady Creek is true to its name, especially during those hotter, Summer months. The lovely park areas provide public amenities, play equipment for the children, picnic and barbeque facilities; whilst the wide streets provide ample parking for large vehicles, caravans, boats and trailers. The town centre features, eateries, supermarkets, a variety of retail outlets and fuel.
The Great Southern Rail Trail now replaces the once bustling railway line . . .
During the peak, Port Welshpool was directly linked to Welshpool by a horse-drawn tramway which carted the fish catches of the day, produce and people, to meet the Melbourne bound trains. Operating 6 days per week, the tramway ran for 36 years – opening in 1905 and closing on New Years Day, 1941.
The Welshpool Railway Station, which comprised of one platform and 2 tracks, was opened during 1892 and serviced the public and industry until 6th June 1981.
The small towns of country Australia are so often overlooked by the hurried traveller aiming for their destination. Why not consider planning your trip to enjoy the journey and thereby support these wonderful townships? The pride of the townsfolk is something to be admired and certainly an influence that we should take back to our big cities . . .
Welshpool is beautifully presented, clean and welcoming.
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