Things to do in Leongatha

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.

McIndoe Park

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.

Centenary Park

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.

Horticultural Park

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.

Leongatha’s Wetlands

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

Tennis courts

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.

Swimming

Roughead St, Leongatha VIC 3953

Splash is Leongatha’s indoor swimming pool in the Cricket and Football reserve not far from the skate park.

Golf

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.

 

Skateboarding

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.

Wineries

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.

Cinema

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.