Fish Creek

History of Fish Creek
- Fish Creek was a railway station on the South Gippsland line in South Gippsland, Victoria. The station was opened during the 1890s operated until 1991 when the line to Barry Beach servicing the oil fields in Bass Strait was closed, the line was then dismantled and turned into the Great Southern Rail Trail.

- Fish Creek contained a rather extensive goods yard, all of which now has been demolished. The remaining platform is still in good condition.

- The Post Office opened on 6 October 1890

Fish Creek - The Town Today
- It has an unusually high number of art and craft outlets, catering to tourists who pass through the town on their way to Wilson's Promontory.

- Fish Creek Memorial Hall, built in 1930.The hall is being refurbished by the Fish Creek Memorial Hall committee with the aim of securing the fabric of the building and bringing the building into a condition where it can be used most effectively by the community. It is being partly funded by the proceeds of the highly successful opportunity shop run from the front foom of the hall and in the main hall during the month of January when there is a large sale.

- The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Alberton Football League.

- The iconic Fish Creek Hotel (1939) is a magnificent Art Deco building located in the heart of Fish Creek. Look for the giant fish sculpture by Colin Suggett mounted on the roof, a favourite of locals and visitors alike.

*Information on history and the town today has been taken from Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia (online).

Fish Creek - Town Facilities
* Internet *
* Fish Creek BP Service Station - 2 Falls Rd, Fish Creek
* General Store - Fish Creek Supermarket - 25 Falls Road
* Long Vehicle parking - available parking behind the BP Car park, enter from Falls Rd

Quick facts about Fish Creek
- Population approximately 791
- Location 165 kilometres south-east of Melbourne

Fish Creek - Activities and attractions
- Great Southern Rail Trail
- Quirky cafes
- Local galleries
- Lookouts

How to get to Fish Creek
Fish Creek is located approximately 165 kilometres south-east of Melbourne, around two hours travel along the South Gippsland Highway. Turn off at Meeniyan or access from Foster and take in the exquisite views on offer at Hoddle Lookout.

V/Line bus services available for travel, see 'Location' section for details.

Fish Creek Walking & Cycling

Walkers welcomeHoddle Mountain TrailFish Creek
DISTANCE: Medium / Long
Walkers welcomeDogs are allowedLoader Walk (Mount Nicoll)Foster, Fish Creek
Walkers welcomeDogs are allowedMount Nicoll LookoutFish Creek
Walkers welcomeCyclists welcomeHorses welcomeDogs are allowedWheelchair accessThe Great Southern Rail TrailLeongatha, Koonwarra, Meeniyan, Fish Creek, Foster, Toora, Welshpool, Port Welshpool