People create the culture and make the place
Features of our history tours
- 1.5 hour guided historical tour
- A gentle walk with beautiful views
- Learn more about Gippsland’s history
- Heroes, pioneers and the everyday people
- Greater insight into the culture of the time
What you need to know when booking this tour
The tour takes an hour and a half.
Deals for families:
2 adult, 2 children (or 1 adult, 3 children) $75.00
2 adult, 3 children (1 adult, 4 children) $85.00
We provide lanterns or umbrellas if necessary.
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Settlers found Gippsland difficult to inhabit there was no easy passage from Melbourne.
Melbourne today is about two hours from the centre of Gippsland.
It was impassable as there was a swamp between Koo Wee Rup and Moe.
The Gippsland settlers came through NSW or Port Albert or Sale.
Getting things through the Great Dividing Range into Gippsland would have been the most fruitless pursuit.
Gippslanders had to rely on the boats and bullock drivers – this came at a cost.
Many Gippslanders decided to make do.
More information about our history tours
When you look at buildings you can tell the period of design by looking at them. Once you’ve seen the work of architects who led those designs, you find it all over the place. A famous architect designed part of the mechanic’s institute in a Gippsland town. He also built a theatre on Bourke St in Melbourne. The theatre is no longer standing due to bankruptcy and fire, neither the fault of the architect. This architect has work still standing all over Australia and you never have to set foot in Rosedale to see it.
This is why the lives of the people who lived here, who passed by here, fascinate us. We look at places and reveal how things used to be, through the stories of people who lived there. Some of the people are pioneers. Some people of the don’t have a mark left in town. This mixture weaves a tapestry of a unique story of the town we’re walking through.
Guided walking tours last for 1.5 hours.