Toora

Situated midway between Foster and Yarram, and nestling in the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges on the edge of Corner Inlet, Toora is home of Bonlac milk products.

Location: 192 km from Melbourne.

Events: Toora hosts the King of the Mountain Festival in March.

Agnes Falls: the highest single span waterfalls in Victoria with a drop of 59 metres. Hidden within the hills of the Strzelecki Ranges, the meandering Agnes River cascades over rocks into a deep picturesque gorge. An easy 200-metre walking track leads from the car park to a viewing area overlooking the falls and a small picnic ground set among tall blue gums on the grassy banks of the river makes a delightful setting for a picnic.

Location: South Gippsland Highway at Toora by following Silcocks Hill Road, Hazel Park Road and Agnes Falls Road.

Natural features: Toora Lake; Silcocks Hill; Lays Hill; Slades Hill; Mount Square Top; Mount Fatigue



Brief history: Toora was first established in the 1870s after tin was discovered in the southern foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges. Timber and dairying industries soon followed, as well as the line known as the Great Southern Railway in 1891. The township’s skyline is still dominated by the now-closed milk and butter factory, which provided employment to many of the town’s people for more than a century.

Origin of name: Of Aboriginal origin, believed to be the name of the bush or swamp hen.

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