pictured right:
The Farmers Arms
Newry General Store

Your nearest tourism information:
  
MAFFRA VISITOR
INFORMATION CENTRE
96 Johnson Street
Maffra
Victoria 3860
Phone: (03) 5141 1811
Fax: (03) 5141 1877
 
  about this area
    Newry township was set aside in 1861 and the first sixteen lots sold in 1868.  It grew to be the centre of one of the most fertile farming areas in the district and was known for some time as the "grain bowl of the Gippsland plains".  Dairy farms were established and a branch of the Melbourne Fresh Food and Storage Company opened in 1877.  It was replaced by the Upper Maffra Butter and Cheese factory in 1905.  The Upper Maffra Mechanics' Institute opened in 1883; the hall is still in use.  In its heyday the town boasted three churches, a well-known hotel, shops and a post office. 
    Today it serves as a dormitory village for district workers and retirees.  The Newry Golf Club, established in 1948, is a well known Gippsland feature; the Motocross Track is the racing home of the Maffra Sale Motorcycle Club.
     There is a range of local accommodation within a 15km radius, with further-afield accommodation at Sale and Traralgon.

things to do
  • play a round of golf at the Newry Golf Course
  • motocross raceway
  • walk and picnic in Bellbird Corner nature reserve (on the Macalister River)
  • bird watching at the wetlands
  • fishing (in season)
  • join the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail
food and drink
  • Farmers Arms Hotel
  • Newry General Store & Post Office
places to stay
places to visit
in or near
town
  • walk around village - Mechanics Institute, heritage butchery, store, butter factory
  • spend a lazy day at the pub chatting to locals
50km radius
  • the villages of Boisdale, Tinamba, Cowwarr
  • the townships of Briagolong, Stratford, Maffra, Heyfield, Rosedale, Sale, Longford, Yarram
  • the rich farmlands in the Central Gippsland plains; join the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail
  • Gippsland Vehicle Collection, Maffra
  • the Avon-Mt Hedrick Scenic Reserve
  • the Quarries Reserve, Briagolong
  • the Blue Pool, Briagolong
  • Wa-De-Lock winery and cellar door, Stratford
  • Heyfield Wetlands and Visitors Centre
  • Glenmaggie Weir and wall
  • Cowwarr Weir recreation area
  • Lees Creek goldfield
  • Lake Wellington
  • 90-mile Beach
  • Holey Plains National Park, Rosedale
     
100km radius
  • Gippsland's high country - the hinterland of the Alpine National Park
  • the townships of Yarram, Bairnsdale, Traralgon, Loch Sport, Lakes Entrance
  • Powerworks, Latrobe Valley
  • Dargo and Crooked River goldfields
  • Licola
  • Walhalla
  • Tarra-Bulga National Park
  • Mitchell River National Park
  • Port Albert historic area
  • the Gippsland Lakes
 

Leave the Highway at Traralgon or Stratford and take the well-marked Route C105 Gippsland Plains map
For further details, wander over the map or select your location below

Glengarry  |  Toongabbie  |  Cowwarr  |  Heyfield  |  Tinamba  |  Maffra  |  Stratford

further north
Licola 
|  Glenmaggie  |  Newry|  Briagolong  |  Dargo

Maffra Community enterprise : updated May 2014