Foster, Prom Country, South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Foster

Population 1200: Tucked in between the mountains of South Gippsland and the wide expanse of Bass Strait, Foster is 60ks from Tidal River and is the main service town for Promontory Country and Wilsons Promontory visitors.

Originally known as Stockyard Creek, it was a stop over for drovers before the discovery of gold bought fame, limited fortune and a new name to the town. Foster was named after magistrate W. H. Foster, who travelled from Sale to camp at Stockyard Creek where he held court. During the gold boom the town had seven hotels and a population of over 2,000 people.

Today the town has very good facilities including hospital, ambulance and all health services. A museum which amongst other things houses Harold Lassiter's boat (Lassiters Reef fame).

Accommodation includes two motels, caravan park and holiday flats. Sporting facilities included a 18 hole golf course spread out over lush terrain, it tests the best golfers. Fully licensed the golf club has Tabaret Poker machines and a Australian/Chinese menu. Other facilities include tennis courts, swimming pool, bowling club and basketball stadium.

The Exchange Hotel has a great reputation for its meals, during summer it is a good idea to get there early. The Hotel was completed in 1907, then owner Anastasia Thornly saw the design on a trip to Ireland loved it and decided to model her hotel along the same lines. As fate would have it the lady died before the completion of the project.

BBQ and Picnic facilities and toilet in Pearl Park opposite the museum.

Foster North Lookout: 6 kilometres along the South Gippsland Highway to the north-west of Foster. Over 305 metres above sea level, with magnificent vista of Corner Inlet and Wilsons Promontory. Picnic facilities.

Grassy Spur: 13 kilometres to the north-west of Foster along the South Gippsland Highway. Reticulated swimming pool. Picnic facilities.

Mount Fatigue: 21 kilometres to the north-east of Foster. 579 metres above sea level. A fire watching outpost with a view embracing most of South Gippsland.

Mount Nicoll Lookout: 8 kilometres south-west of Foster off Foster Fish Creek Road. Steep gravel road access to car park. steep climb to top of hill. Panoramas over Corner Inlet and Barry Beach to the east, Waratah Bay to the west, and 360 degree views.

Turton's Creek: 19 kilometres north of Foster. Scene of early gold discoveries. It is well known for its tree fern gullies and as a a haunt of the lyre birds. Fireplace and picnic tables.

For further information call in at the Stockyard Gallery at the roundabout on the outskirts of town.

Port Franklin

Port Franklin 11kms south-east of Foster is a picturesque fishing village situated on the Franklin River which opens out to the rich fishing grounds of Corner Inlet. Fish from the jetties or purchase fresh fish from the Cripps’s shop on the wharf.

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Bistro Meals at Foster Hotel
Bistro Meals at Foster Hotel

South Gippsland Beautiful Country
South Gippsland Beautiful Country

Commemorative Miners Statue Main Street
Commemorative Miners Statue Main Street

Quality Accommodation at Comfort Inn Foster
Quality Accommodation at Comfort Inn Foster

Foster Museum - Local History
Foster Museum - Local History

Fresh Fish at Port Franklin
Fresh Fish at Port Franklin

Picnic in Pearl Park
Picnic in Pearl Park

Challenging 18 Hole Golf Course
Challenging 18 Hole Golf Course

Cabins at Caravan Park
Cabins at Caravan Park

 

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Foster Accommodation


Tindoona Cottages
Tindoona Cottages
330 Fullers Road Foster VIC 3960
The Ideal Country Getaway and you can bring your best mate!
2 fully self contained cottages with spas and wood fires perfectly situated close to Foster township, restaurants, pubs, wineries and only 20 mins to Wilson's Prom - what are you waiting for?
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Comfort Inn Foster - Free Wi-Fi
3800 South Gippsland Highway Foster VIC 3960
Choose from one of our 29 rooms from luxury private spa rooms to large family units and romantic getaways.
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Abington Briars Cottage - Foster
Abington Briars Cottage - Foster
485 Ameys Track Foster VIC 3960
Fully self contained cottage designed especially as a romantic get-away for couples, with well appointed rooms, gas log fire, air-conditioning and spa to ensure your every comfort.
Located just a few minutes drive north of Foster, near Wilsons Promontory, close to wineries, produce markets, antique stores, golf, fishing, bush walking, swimming, wind surfing, 5 minutes to shops, cafés, great pub food and much more!
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At Ripplebrook By The Prom
30 Powells Road (via Harmons Rd) Foster VIC 3960
Self contained cottage for 2 adults, lovely garden setting at the end of a country lane.
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Prom Central Caravan Park
Prom Central Caravan Park
38 Nelson Street Foster VIC 3960
Walk to hotel, cafes and shops. Ensuite cabins, powered and unpowered sites. Central location to local attractions and beaches.
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Foster Food and Wine


Fresh Fish Port Franklin
Fresh Fish Port Franklin
Bowen Street Port Franklin VIC
11kms east of Foster Linda and Wayne Cripps sell a good variety of fresh fish they catch in Corner Inlet. Crays in season but you must order.
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Cafe Max at Comfort Inn Foster
Cafe Max at Comfort Inn Foster
3800 South Gippsland Highway Foster VIC 3960
Open Daily to the public from 8am for Breakfast and Lunch.
We also offer dinner by special request. Fully licensed.
Featuring locally roasted Gippsland coffee, house baked cakes and slices and a great range of tasty snacks.
Special Occasions: Comfort Inn Foster Cafe Max is the perfect venue
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Foster Activities


Foster Golf Club
Foster Golf Club
7 Reserve Road Foster VIC 3960
18 hole course. Club house with restaurant and bar facilities. Visitors and green fee players welcome
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Main Street Revelations
31 Main Street Foster VIC 3960
Clothing, books, toys, collectables new and used gently. Jewellery and gemstones etc etc. Call in for a browse. Check off season opening hours.
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Stony Creek Races
Stony Creek Races
South Gippsland Highway Stony Creek VIC 3957
Local Horse Racing is always a great day out, especially during summer as holiday makers bring a vibrant, fun, carnival atmosphere to the days racing and activities. Stony Creek is approximately 15-20 minutes from Foster (see map). Bookmakers and TAB. Excellent Facilities and Racing.
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