pictured right:
Tinamba Tavern
Autumn crossroads

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
    The first European settlement, Mewburn Park pastoral run, occupied the area between the Macalister and Thomson rivers from the 1840s. From this the Tinamba district was surveyed for selection in 1862; initially selectors were sustained by selling produce to gold miners passing through from Maffra to the diggings at Donnelly's Creek and the Jordan.  The erection of a hotel in 1874 and the arrival of the railway in 1883, with its station and sale yards, saw a small settlement develop.  By the 1930s there was a store, school, community hall and church.  Several large estates were subdivided early in the 20th century; Tinamba was one of the first districts made available to Soldier Settlers after WWI. 
    Today the district is sustained by a productive dairying industry; the Tinamba Tavern is a well known feature with interesting Dutch connections.  There is a range of accommodation as well within a 15km radius.

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)
  • join the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail
  • bird watching at the wetlands
  • duck hunting, fishing (in season)
food and drink
  • Tinamba Tavern
  • Tinamba General Store & Post Office
places to stay
places to visit
in or near
town
  • spend a lazy day at the tavern chatting to locals
  • cycle the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail
50km radius
  • the villages of Boisdale, Newry, 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