Come Visit Us – Local Attractions

Always Welcome Motel is located less than two hours from Melbourne, making it the perfect base to explore Gippsland. With wineries, food trails, national parks, beaches, mountains and country events for the arts, gardens and boutique shopping spots, a weekend getaway will always provide something different to experience. Based on a 30-50 minute journey from the motel, an overnighter to the Always Welcome Motel could include any number of interesting day trips:


  • Creative artist studios north of Warragul where art is housed in converted historic dairies and great coffee is on order, followed by lunch with a view at the Wild Dog Winery;
  • Unusual antiques and homewares in galleries and boutiques of Yarragon, interspersed with gourmet treats and organic coffee in local cafes;
  • Beautiful restorations of gold mining cottages in the picturesque and historic township of Walhalla – look for the Old Coach house and Stringers Cottage;
  • Foodie trails that can be as informal as fish and chips on the pier at Port Albert, to fine dining restaurants in rustic hotels in Sale and Tinamba;
  • Wintery walks along the pristine 90 Mile Beach sands, checking out Golden Beach and Seaspray where you may not see another soul for miles (or just a couple of local fishermen);
  • Sweet indulgences at a chocolaterie and provider off the main highway in Mirboo North;
  • Or take home country produce from farmers markets in Koonwarra, Foster or Gippsland Heritage Park in Moe.

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