PAGE 16 | LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE FOSTER A fascinating place and an ideal base Foster is a bustling little town that's ideal for a short or longer stay. It has a delightful selection of stores to browse, relaxed cafes, excellent bakeries, a popular 'old school' pub and a range of local food suppliers. In town, you'll also find restful parks, a civic swimming pool, a leafy 18-hole golf course, and a lovely art gallery. One unmissable highlight is an extensive museum, packed with fascinating memorabilia and stories of local characters such as Lassiter of the famed Lassiter's Reef. Here you can see how the district developed, from the discovery of gold in 1870, through to the growth of the dairy and fishing industries and the establishment of Wilsons Promontory National Park in 1906. Centrally placed in what is known as Prom Country, Foster is perfect as a base for exploring the wonders of 'The Prom'. This part of Gippsland is a treasure of stunning beaches and ancient temperate forests, rich soil, abundant rainfall and a friendly rural community. Foster is a short drive from other popular attractions including Shallow and Corner inlets, the spectacular beaches of Sandy Point and Waratah Bay, and the striking Agnes Falls. With all this at the town's doorstep, it's worth stopping overnight – or for a few days – to fully explore this lovely region. The Historical Society Museum in Foster is packed with fascinating memorabilia and stories of local characters such as Lassiter of the famed Lassiter’s Reef. SOUTH GIPPSLAND HIGHWAY HODDLE ROAD SOUTH GIPPSLAND HIGHWAY HODDLE ROAD MAIN STREET MAIN STREET FISH CREEKFOSTER ROAD Police WHIPSTICK GULLY NATURAL FEATURES RESERVE FOSTER RECREATION RESERVE TO LEONGATHA & INVERLOCH NEW ZEALAND HILL NATURE CONSERVATION RESERVE TOWILSON’S PROMONTORY TO PORT ALBERT foster3960 Welcome to Scan here for full detailed map Distance from Melbourne: 174km Population: 1670 approx. Amenities: One hotel and several dining options, regional hospital, bank and postal facilities, fuel, supermarkets, rail trail and fauna reserve.