Weekend events

Make it a weekend. Stay and enjoy our region’s hospitality

Enjoy a Gippsland experience

Loch Village Foodstore


Our opening hours are:
Thurs – Sun  8.00am – 5.00pm

35 Victoria Rd, Loch VIC 3945

T: 0417 549 475


Jacican Food Studio

Mirboo North

32 Giles Street, Mirboo North Victoria 3871

T: 03 5668 2475
W: www.jacican.com.au


Vaughan’s Café Deli


Located in the beautiful coastal township of Inverloch, Vaughan’s Café Deli “Vaughan’s” is a family-owned and operated café deli that prides itself on consistently delicious food, great coffee, a brimming deli cabinet and a great selection of boutique local wines. Founders and Hosts are Andrew and Agnes Falzon

Our opening hours are:
8am – 4pm (Monday to Friday)
7am – 4pm (Saturday and Sunday).

Look out for our garlic-inspired Festival Specials on Saturday 15 Feb and Sunday 16 Feb.

Shop H, 10 A’Beckett Street, Inverloch, Vic

E: info@vaughanscafedeli.com.au
T: 03 5674 6877

Waratah Hills Vineyard

Fish Creek

Waratah Hills is located on the road to the iconic Wilsons Promontory National Park. One of the southernmost vineyards on the Australian mainland, Waratah Hills is in a cool, maritime climate wine region, which is acknowledged as one of the best Pinot Noir producing areas in Australia.

Owners’ Judy and Neil Travers simple philosophy are to do everything possible to produce wine of the highest quality. Their artisan approach to detail involves hand picking by clones in small batches at just the right intensity of ripeness. Come and experience some of South Gippsland’s finest wines and treat yourself to lunch at our cellar door.

Mediterranean Sweet Potato – Vegan and Vegetarian option
Italian baked chicken
Prepared with garlic from our cellar door kitchen garden

20 Cottmans Rd, Fish Creek VIC 3959

T: 03 5683 2441
M: 0413 568 064
E: judy@waratahhills.com.au
W: www.waratahhills.com.au


Shady Oaks Café


Country charm abounds at Shady Oaks Café on Young Street in Leongatha. Named after five huge oak trees in the garden, this quaint café exudes rustic simplicity from a recycled timber counter and front doors to an alfresco deck, where locals catch up with family and friends over coffee. 

A cosy and relaxed décor inside, complete with stone fireplace and polished wood floors, awaits as guests ponder a Mod Oz menu with classic café fare, such as pancakes with berry compote, housemade guava syrup and ice cream. Lunchgoers may be tempted by beef Guinness stew, served with colcannon mash and sourdough, or a Shady Oaks burger with beef patty, lettuce, tomato, bacon, cheese and beetroot relish, served with wedges. Don’t forget to choose a sweet treat from a selection of cakes and slices on offer

Housemade pot pie, served with wedges and Italian peas sautéed in garlic, butter and onion.

Our opening hours are:
Wed – Sun  9.00am – 5.00pm

5 Young St Leongatha, Vic 3953

T: 03 5662 0444

Burra Brewing


The Burra Brewing Co. is a microbrewery located in the beautiful rolling hills of Korumburra, the gateway to South Gippsland.  Come on in and enjoy our friendly service. Try a delicious wood fired pizza in our sunlit beer garden, along with a few of our natural, handcrafted beers, all brewed onsite. Watch our brewer Phill hard at work, while you sit back and sample our range of freshly brewed craft beer. Having troubles deciding which beer to have? Try them all by having one of our popular sample paddles.

• Saturday 15th Feb – Complimentary Garlic Flatbread with every purchase of 2 Burra Beers
• Sunday 16th Feb – Mention the Garlic Festival and you are entitled to a Cheese and Garlic Pizza for just $8 for the whole day at the Burra Brewing Co. 

12 Commercial Street, Korumburra, VIC  3950

T: 03 5658 1446
E: enquiries@burrabrewingco.com.au

The Kitchen Table


Open 7 days, 8 am until 4 pm with summer trading hours extended to suit demand. Excellent coffee and an extensive menu. Emphasis on fresh, healthy, locally sourced where possible. Daily specials and a wide variety of cakes and slices made in-house.

Check out our Garlic Festival Specials on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thekitchentablefoster

30 Main Street Foster,  Vic 3960

T: 03 5682 2587
F: https://www.facebook.com/thekitchentablefoster


Promontory Restaurant & Winery


Promontory Restaurant & Winery is offering garlic specials on their menu for the Festival weekend
• Entrée: Cucumber & Ajo Blanco sauce
• Soup: Garlic Broth Soup and parmesan crisps
• Main: Marinated rump & rib of lamb with garlic risotto & fava beans
• Dessert: garlic crème Brule

Our opening hours are:
Open Wed – Sunday for lunch from 12noon
Open Thur – Sunday for dinner from 5pm 

23 O’Gradys Ridge Road, Foster 3960

T: 03 5682 1538


The Paddock

Fish Creek

The Paddock is putting on a yummy arancini ball with garlic as a lunch and dinner special.  Coffee house & restaurant.

Our opening hours are:
Open for breakfast & Lunch Wednesday to Sunday 8am to 3pm.
Open for dinner Friday & Saturday nights 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

2 Old Waratah Rd, Fish Creek 3959

T: 03 5606 9413
W: https://www.thepaddockcoffeehouse.com.au/


Fish Creek Hotel

Fish Creek

The iconic Fish Creek Hotel (1939) is a magnificently imposing Art Deco building located in the heart of Fish Creek. Look for the giant fish sculpture by Colin Suggett mounted on the roof.  We are an accommodation Hotel catering for both locals and visitors from around Australia along with the rest of the world who come to see the natural beauty of Wilson’s Promontory and the broader South Gippsland area. 

Accommodation is a mixture of comfortable hotel-style rooms and motel units.

The Hotel offers lunch and dinner seven days a week and features an extensive menu of fresh and seasonal regional produce that highlights the best Gippsland has to offer.  The wine list features a predominance of local vineyards and Gippsland selections.  A full variety of local, national and international beer and spirits is also available.  A separate bar menu caters for smaller, more casual dining. Seating is available in the bistro, bar, beer garden or at casual outside tables.

Check out our Garlic Festival Specials on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/fishcreekhotel/

1 Old Waratah Rd, Fish Creek VIC 3959

T: 03 5683 2404
M: 0413 568 064
E: bigfish@fishcreekhotel.com.au
F: https://www.facebook.com/fishcreekhotel/

Meeniyan Hotel


The layout and décor of the hotel span what you’d say are two styles, a rustic country look, as well as memories of the 60s and publican Andrew Wilcocks plans to renovate more of the hotel and attempt to bring it up to the level it was in its heyday. The plans include the rejuvenation of the historic main staircase.

A Recent Review:
“Food is also one of Andrew’s passions, and my choice of beef pie with red wine gravy and vegetables was excellent and, while I’m not a big greens eater, there were none left on my plate at the end. The cider also went down well with the meal. The calamari dish my wife selected also received a big tick of approval and there was no doubt that both of us would be foregoing dinner tonight, as we were full. We’re also glad that we arrived early, as the place began to fill up rapidly not long after we arrived; that’s always a good sign.”

Look out for Garlic Festival Specials on Sat 15 Feb and Sunday 16 Feb

117 Whitelaw St, Meeniyan VIC 3956

T: 03 5664 7203
W: www.meeniyanhotel.com.au



Koonwarra Store

2 Koonwarra -Inverloch Road, 3954 Koonwarra For bookings: P: 56642285 e: store@koonwarra.com.au facebook

Grand Ridge Brewery

1 Baromi road, Mirboo north For bookings call: 5668 2222 facebook

4 course garlic inspired dinner Moo’s At Meeniyan

89 Whitelaw St Meeniyan For bookings call: e: 5664 0010 p: at@moosatmeeniyan.com.au facebook

Artist trail

Grant Flather and Helen Wilkinson

140B Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan 0427 3750 20 facebook Wednesday – Sunday, 10am- 4pm The Outer Space Meeniyan is the brainchild of Grant Flather and Helen Wilkinson, husband and wife artists living in South Gippsland. They have been exhibiting in South Gippsland and Melbourne, and making commissioned work for the last fifteen years. They wanted a place where the makers of all persuasions could exhibit their work in an inviting, unintimidating environment.

Susan Hall

35a Pier Road, Inverloch 0420 931 239 website Saturday 1pm-5pm Susan is a local artist who creates work from many genres; painting with acrylics and oils, charcoal, printmaking and sculpture. She exhibits frequently in local galleries. After completing her Masters of Visual Arts at Monash University, she was invited to present her works at a symposium at Colorado University Boulder USA.

Regina Dudek

Regina is doing a demonstration at the Meeniyan Square the weekend of the Garlic Festival, so look out for her zany work. 0400 531 027 website Regina has been creating whimsical wire and metal sculptures for the last 20 years. She draws her inspiration from everyday items often deemed well past their use0by-date. Where others see junk, Regina senses beauty and a rich history expressed within decay and decline. She sources her treasures from a wide range of sources.

Chris Beehag

3 Swan road Koonwarra (home studio) 0447 642 416 facebook Sunday from 1-4pm Nature’s beauty is the main source of inspiration for creating artwork for Chris Beehag. Using a technique known as “free motion” stitching, quilting and embroidery, she constructs both framed wall pieces and 3D works.

Bob Hickman

13 Swan Road, Koonwarra 0439 303 244 Sunday from 1-4pm Bob Hickman enjoys creating artwork of all kinds- from printmaking to painting to sculpting, all of which he holds classes and workshops on. His recent work encompasses his wonderment and intrigue of what lies within out city’s laneways.

Meg Viney

5 Kangaroo Rise, Koonwarra 5664 2630 Sunday from 1-4pm Meg gathers “cast-offs” from nature, and incorporates them into her artwork, recycling what would otherwise decompose, and giving it new life. Vessels refer to the concept that all living entities emerge from a vessel that has nurtured the gestating form from conception to emergence- be it an egg, cocoon, uterus, a bud, seedpod or shell, the reality is universal- the inference, the assurance of containment.

Commercial galleries

YEP Gallery

41a Main Street, Foster 0408 871 379 facebook Thursday – Monday, 9am- 4pm Anne is an accomplished artist working in various mediums. To highlight her work, she opened the YEP Gallery, and also to showcase work by local artists using charcoal and natural earth pigments largely from the Yanakie area near Wilsons Promontory. The Gallery also offers a range of selected hand- created local work, including sculpture, wood pieces, jewellery, textile and ceramics.

Gecko Studio Gallery

15 Falls Road, Fish Creek 56832481 website Thursday – Monday, 10am- 5pm At Gecko Studio Gallery the aim is to showcase a wide variety of contemporary art forms, mixing local artists with invited artists from Melbourne and beyond. Exhibitions have ranged from acrylics, oil paintings, watercolours and drawings through to pinhole camera photography, marbled paper, chicken wire sculptures, paper collage, glass, stitched and painted silk and printmaking.

Valley Plains Pottery

1 Nicholas Rd, Leongatha South 0448 996 386 website Monday- Friday 11am-5pm Zac grew up on land surrounded by nature, often playing on the clay banks of the dam on the family property in South Gippsland. Some years later Zac is still continuing the philosophy engendered in him as a young boy, of a connection and concern with the environment and this is embodied in his studio and home running entirely on renewable energies. Zac has exhibited widely and is well known for his beautiful wood fired works.

Be entertained

Live music, veggie sculptures, billy-carts, party games and a day of fun for all.

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