About the Area

The vibrant, picturesque, country village of Meeniyan has all the services you would expect in a small town. A recent Gippsland Tourism Town of Excellence Award Winner, Meeniyan possesses an involved and progressive community and offers free Wifi throughout the town. Meeniyan celebrates a strong arts community and showcases contemporary fine art, crafts, jewellery, antiques, theatre and live music. Dine at one of our renowned restaurants and cafes or enjoy the country hospitality at the Meeniyan Hotel. Browse the sidewalks and visit our boutique stores, play a round at the Meeniyan Golf Club, walk the rail trail or hire a bike from the motel, get your adrenaline pumping at Stony Creek Go-Karts or take the kids to the new playground at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve or to Grassy Spur Swimming Pool.

Meeniyan is located approximately 135km south-east of Melbourne along the South Gippsland Highway and is known as the turning point to Wilsons Promontory National Park and many other attractions. Meeniyan is an aboriginal name which translates to “moonlight”.

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  • Explore Wilsons Promontory National Park for hiking, bushwalking, swimming, scenic lookouts, pristine beaches and wildlife.
  • Surf, swim or stroll along one of the many spectacular beaches.
  • Take the kids to Shallow Inlet and Sandy Point for child friendly beaches, mini-golf and an excellent playground.
  • Fish or hunt for pipi at local beaches and river ways.
  • Visit Coal Creek Historical Village at Korumburra (Entry is free).
  • Treat yourself to renowned fine produce which can be purchased at local markets and produce stores.
  • View spectacular waterfalls and windfarms.
  • Drive the Grand Ridge Road for amazing views and lush forests.
  • Explore a little further to visit many other attractions such as Phillip Island, Wonthaggi State Coal Mine, Tarra Bulga National Park, various villages and seaside ports.