A much loved public parkland, Baromi Park runs the length of Mirboo North and is home to children’s play equipment, flying fox, skate park, BBQs, public toilets and a live music sound shell.
Events held in the park include a monthly market, the Italian Festa, and Christmas in the Boo.
Coal Creek Community Park and Museum is a recreated heritage village that depicts the history of the district from 1870 to 1920. The original and replica buildings tell the story of everyday life of our early migrants. Housing a collection of industrial, agricultural and social history.
The site can host small to larger events, utilising existing buildings or the grounds of the park.
Nyerimilang Park is one of the premier locations in East Gippsland for weddings and special events such as Garden Day, Pioneer Skills Day and Opera by the Lakes. The natural beauty of the location and the vista overlooking the Gippsland Lakes and Bass Strait is spectacular. Beautiful gardens and lawn areas surround the heritage house, with large open spaces suitable for events.
The property provides a range of scenic walking tracks and is open during daylight hours and maintained by Parks Victoria staff. Some additional features of the venue include:
Catering may be available for group bookings with prior notice – light lunch/Devonshire teas.
A grass track with a clay soil base, the track has a circumference of approximately 1,500 metres. After the winning post the track declines quickly to the 1100m mark and from there it climbs steadily to the finish.
Hospitality: There are two bars and two kiosks set up but the venue is BYO so many arrive at the track with a pre-prepared esky.
Picnic tables and bench seats are scattered throughout the public area but they are in hot demand so
arriving well before the first race jumps is advisable. There is no shortage of shade for patrons, with large old elm trees lining the public area adjacent to the home straight. Parking is available on the lawn near the home turn. Overflow vehicles may park in a nearby paddock.
The club hosts six non-TAB picnic meetings each summer with attendances ranging in size from 1,000 people up to 3,000 for Woolamai Cup Day held in early February each year. It’s very much a country racing feel with cattle roaming around just beyond the back straight.
The venue has been used to great success as a staging area for cycling events, running events, car rallies and live music.
The State Coal Mine precinct in Wonthaggi has two open-space areas capable of hosting events. The larger of the two is in the north-eastern corner and is a flat grassy lawn with a gently sloping hill at the
Visitors can enjoy lunch or light refreshments in the café or make use of the sheltered picnic area and free
barbecues. There are timber picnic tables with bench seating at the barbecue area.
About 60 vehicles can park between the main tourism centre and ‘The Shed’ which is a small theatre. This car park has marked disabled parking spaces. Overflow parking is available along State Coalmine Access
The large lawn is lit up at night by two high powered lights attached to nearby buildings. The second area has no lighting. The areas outlined here have yet to be used for any major events.
The State Coal Mine is the only historic coal mine experience in the Southern Hemisphere and offers a journey back in time to discover what life working in a coal mine was like in the 1900s. Visitors can venture underground through the dark network of tunnels to get handson at the coal face and learn
how Victoria’s hard-working men extracted the black gold.
The Inverloch Recreation Reserve has a football/cricket and a netball court. The southern side of
the ground has cricket nets for practice.
The main pavilion has a small kitchen and licensed bar. It has a canteen that sells hot/cold food, chocolates, lollies and has coffee/tea making facilities.
There is some individual seating available in front of the pavilion. Cars can park around the boundary of the oval.
Four light towers provides enough light on the main oval for training purposes. There are another two smaller light towers being used on the netball court.
Major works worth almost $1million are underway to reconfigure the two existing netball courts to meet Netball Victoria compliance guidelines and construct a new netball pavilion.
The court upgrade involves installing new fencing, LED lighting up to 200LUX and player shelters. The pavilion will consist of female-friendly player change rooms, umpire change rooms, a medical room, a multi-purpose space and kitchenette.
The Cowes Recreation Reserve has a football/cricket oval, two netball courts and four tennis courts
as part of the Phillip Island Tennis Club. The cricket pitch is synthetic and there’s another three synthetic pitches in the south-east corner of the reserve where the cricket nets are.
The pavilion has a licensed bar. It has a small kitchen which helps service the canteen that sells hot/cold food, chocolates, lollies and has coffee/tea making facilities. There is some bench seating available in front of the pavilion. Cars can park around the boundary of the main oval.
Four light towers provides enough light on the oval for training purposes. There are no lights for the cricket nets area.
The change rooms and netball complex at Cowes is undergoing renovations. The $1million project will see the existing home and away football change rooms have new showers, toilets, first aid and meeting rooms and an increased area for player changing. Two realigned netball courts will have new lighting that is compliant with Australian standards for training. The Cowes Recreation Reserve is adjacent to the Phillip Island Leisure Centre.
Meeniyan Recreation Reserve is located a short distance from the town centre and the Great Southern Rail Trail. The reserve is utilised for local sport and events including the Meeniyan Garlic Festival.
Car parking available at the recreation reserve, rail trail precinct area and within the town.
Previous events have also worked with nearby Stony Creek Racecourse and included bus services.
Loch Railway Siding, the home of Loch Food and Wine Festival and Loch Market. An open grassed area, that runs parallel to the Great Southern Rail Trail. Conveniently located within walking distance of Loch township.
Leongatha Recreation Reserve features cycling track, skate park, aquatic centre and community sporting clubs.
Activities include AFL, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Croquet, Cycling, Golf, Little Athletics, Netball, Skating, Small Bore Rifle Club, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball.