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Wonthaggi

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Wonthaggi is a seaside town located 132km south east of Melbourne via the South Gippsland and Bass Highways, in the Bass Coast Shire of Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. Known originally for its coal mining it is now the largest town in South Gippsland, a regional area with extensive tourism, beef and dairy industries.The name "Wonthaggi" is an Australian Aboriginal name meaning "home" from the Bunurong (south-central Kulin). It was used in the area some time before 1 August 1910 when the town was founded.HistoryThe Bunurong aboriginal people were custodians of this stretch of coast for thousands of years prior to white settlement. The Boakoolawal clan lived in the Kilcunda area south of the Bass River, and the Yowenjerre were west of the Tarwin River along what is now the Bunurong Marine and Coastal Park. Middens containing charcoal and shellfish mark the location of their campsites along the coast.
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Mine
State Coal Mine
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Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Bass Coast Rail Trail
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Duration: 2 hours
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Spa
Sabai Sabai Traditional Thai Massage
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Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Cutlers Beach
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Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Wonthaggi

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Specialty Museum
Coal Creek Community Park and Museum Korumburra
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Island
Churchill Island Phillip Island
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Duration: 1 hour
Outdoor Activity
San Remo Fisherman's Co-op and Pelican Parade San Remo
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Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Wonthaggi

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Wildlife Area
Wonthaggi Wetlands Reserve
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Wildlife Area
Wonthaggi Heathland and Coastal Reserve
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Duration: 2 hours
Wildlife Area
Victorian Desal Plant Ecological Reserve
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Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Central Area Walking Tracks
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Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Wonthaggi

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Wildlife Area
Baxters Wetland
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Wildlife Area
Rifle Range Wetlands
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Duration: 2 hours

Beaches in Wonthaggi

Beach
Williamsons Beach
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Duration: 2 hours

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