There are many things to do in Leongatha even though it is a small town – you can enjoy a relaxing time out in this gorgeous town where you can see the lush green hills from most places. It’s located in dairy heartland. There are a number of local producers and wineries, close enough to the beach but able to skip back to a peaceful place where you rarely have to wait 30 minutes for fish and chips – and no seagulls to contend with.
Leongatha has seven parks…
Perfect for relaxing in and brining the family to enjoy.
Corner of Turner Street and Bent Street
The biggest and most diverse park Leongatha has to offer. From cricket pitches to BBQs, to a fenced play area. Toilets and street parking to boot. A lovely pathway to walk among gums, lots of grassy spaces.
Arthur Bentley Reserve
56 Greenwood Parade
Located down Byrne Street from the Gippsland Southern Health Services – the Leongatha Hospital. A great spot to connect with nature and take a break from the hospital environment. There is only a playground here – no seats, bbqs or toilets.
Cnr Anderson Street and McCartin Street
This park just off the main drag into town from Melbourne is a great spot to relax and have a picnic. There are no toilets there. But public toilets are just up on Michael Place (turn right at the roundabout).
Ellen Lyndon Reserve
Cnr Parr and Steele Street, Leongatha
This is a lovely park, just off Koonwarra Road (the road to Koonwarra – Wilsons Prom). It has a playgound.
Griffin Road Reserve
Cnr Chamberlain Drive and Griffin Road
A playground and chairs. In the afternoon it’s not in shade.
1 Young Street
At the Southern end of Bair Street – is a large shady park.
Mary Checkley Reserve
Cnr Worthy Street and Conway Street
A lovely shady park with lots of space to play and plaground.
Access Johnson St from McCartin St and or from Johnson St off Ritchie St.
It’s an easy walk over a 500-metre dirt path around a lake populated with ducks and geese. There are seats to sit and absorb the atmosphere, including a gazebo to hid from the sun while enjoying the environment.
The Great Southern Rail Trail
The traditional start of the Great Southern Rail Trail. Now the holiday train can’t run anymore due to the Leongatha bypass, there are plans to make the rail trail extend to Nyora. Either way Leongatha is a great place to start it or stop in on your way through.
Sporting your way through Leongatha
Turner St, Leongatha
The Tennis Courts are locked however keys can be hired from the Motel Across the road. They’re great courts. Bring your own equipment.
Roughead St, Leongatha VIC 3953
Splash is Leongatha’s indoor swimming pool in the Cricket and Football reserve not far from the skate park.
Leongatha Golf Club
855 Koonwarra-Inverloch Rd, Leongatha South
Woorayl Golf Club (actually in Leongath)
Accessed from the same reserve of Roughhead Street that Splash ( the swimming pool is in behind the Footy club.)
It’s run by the Leongatha Golf Club from 855 Koonwarra – Inverloch Road.
On Roughhead Road, there is a great skate park, that is kept busy in use since its upgrade from the old bowl.
Information centre and art gallery
Crn of McCartin Street and Michael Place
On this corner in the rounded building, you’ll find the Information Centre on the left and the Art Gallery with plenty of cool things to buy on the right.
Lucinda Estate Wines
108 Parr St, Leongatha
Book in make it easier for this small business to serve you best – 0439 337 270
For RV travellers
Dump point – 14 Turner St, Leongatha, fees apply.
18 Smith Street, Leongatha
Stadium 4 Cinema is opposite Safeway in Smith Street, next to a cafe/restaurant. They have four theatres where movies are shown.
Outdoor shopping strip and cafes
McCartin St and Bair St, are the commerce hub of the town. There are many unique shops and coffee shops interspersed.