Monday, February 15, 2016

Noojee Town

Noojee - "place of rest". 
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.
Latrobe River, Noojee
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.
Latrobe River, Noojee
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.
Log truck, NoojeeDown 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.
Noojee Historic CentreLunchtime arrived and we headed to the  Noojee Toolshed for a very tasty burger of epic proportions. (I think it was around $22)
Noojee Toolshed
The former chook shed has a great photographic display of Noojee throughout the years...
Noojee Toolshed

...and lots of old timber industry artifacts adorn the walls of the rustic old building.
Noojee Toolshed
What: Noojee 
Where:Loch Valley Rd
Why: scenery, history
How Much: FREE to walk around town - the burger is not.
Nearby:Tooronga Falls, Trestle Bridge

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