Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 87 NOWA NOWA Now is the time to discover Nowa Nowa Once a bustling timber town, Nowa Nowa is becoming popular among tourists who visit to enjoy its natural beauty, fascinating history, art studios and galleries. Set at the junction of freshwater Boggy Creek and the tidal waters of Lake Tyers – and about a 15-minute drive from Lakes Entrance – Nowa Nowa is a popular destination for sightseers, birdwatchers and history buffs, as well as cyclists passing through on the East Gippsland Rail Trail. It’s also a hotspot for anglers chasing the large flathead and bream that reside in the local lakes and river systems. The community is also home to several artists, who open their studios and galleries to visitors. There are many sign-posted walks around Nowa Nowa, which offer plenty of opportunities to spot interesting birds and wildlife, while the 1.2km Sculpture Walk – along the shores of the Nowa Nowa Arm – gives you a chance to enjoy interesting sculptural installations, created by local artists. Nowa Nowa General Store The hub of the town is the Nowa Nowa General Store – an oldschool general store with good old-fashioned service. The team members at the store are a wealth of information and they are happy to provide advice and point tourists in the right direction. Open seven days a week, it is also a handy Australia Post outlet, and caters for all fishing and camping needs, as well as stocking hardware, petrol and just about anything else you might need. It also stocks a fabulous and ever-changing array of home and giftware items, from handbags, to essential oils and jewellery. It’s definitely worth stopping to grab a coffee and take a look around this friendly, colourful and eclectic store. Stony Creek Trestle Bridge Only a two-kilometre drive from the store you’ll see a sign indicating the turn-off to the historic Stony Creek Trestle Bridge on The spectacular Stony Creek Trestle Bridge is the largest standing trestle bridge of its kind in Australia. The Nowa Nowa General Store is an old-school general store with good old-fashioned service and an eclectic array of items. the Culquhoun Forest Drive. Built to service the rail line in 1914, the bridge is now listed on the Register of Historic Sites. At 247 metres long and 20 metres high, it is the largest standing trestle bridge of its kind in Australia. Pack a picnic as this is an ideal place to relax and admire the bridge and the lush native forest that surrounds it. 2081 Princes Highway Nowa Nowa 3887 (03) 51557209 OPEN 7 DAYS NOWA NOWA General Store • Family owned & operated • Australia Post • Bait & Fishing Tackle • Coffee • Alcohol • Giftware & Crystals • Fresh Produce & Groceries • Fuel • Swap ‘n’ Go gas bottles • Plants AND SO MUCH MORE! PB11855