And what a beautiful place to rest.
We arrived mid morning and stopped at the park next to the Latrobe River. The horseshoe bend of the river provided a great grassy expanse to stretch our legs and dip our toes in the cool waters.
There was just us and a family of ducks at the time of our visit, but apparently this is a great place for trout fishing.
Noojee is also a Timber Town and the rumble of an occasional log truck across the bridge was pretty much the only sound we heard, apart from the orchestra of birdsongs.
Down the road, the Noojee Heritage Centre is located at the former Railway Station and a 1950's steam train sits proudly outside. I didn't have time to visit the centre itself, but I did get the chance to wander around the perimeter and read some of the information boards located alongside the track, which tell the history of the area.
The Centre is open weekends and public holidays.
Lunchtime arrived and we headed to the Noojee Toolshed for a very tasty burger of epic proportions. (I think it was around $22)The former chook shed has a great photographic display of Noojee throughout the years...
...and lots of old timber industry artifacts adorn the walls of the rustic old building.
Where:Loch Valley Rd
Why: scenery, history