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Foster War Memorial

Small country town located at the turn off to the magnificent Wilson's Promontory National Park. Surrounded by dairy farms, charming B&B's and owner operated guest houses usually with views over the “Prom” as it is affectionately known.
 
Named after a magistrate William Henry Foster in 1871 who was called in to adjudicate over matters to do with gold prospecting in and around the small town. Before this time the area was known as Stockyard Creek. As with many towns in Victoria their lifeblood came with the arrival of the railway in 1892.

Previously produce from the town was shipped to Port Albert now it could go directly to Melbourne a distance of some 169km via the railway line. Many soldiers settled in the Yanakie area just south of Foster after the 2nd World War again increasing the population and diversifying the industries in the region.

Lying below the gentle rolling hills of the Strzelecki Ranges, the town is the known as the gateway to Wilson's Promontory and a charming place to stop for a hearty meal.

Check out our listing of Foster accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Prom Country Information Centre
Freecall: 1800 630 704 (within Australia)
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GPS (Foster): S 38º 39.156’ E 146º 12.068’

 

MSN Map of Foster, Victoria, Australia
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Foster Eateries

Source Cafe • Promontory Preserves
• 36 Main St, FOSTER VIC 3960 • Ph: 03 5682 2110 • Email
• From the country cook to you. Award winning preserves and baking. Catherine McGlead has been making preserves under the Promontory Preserves label since 1997. In 2001 she opened Source Cafe in Foster. Catherine started exhibiting at the Royal Melbourne Show in 2001 and has won numerous prizes each year since. She makes extensive use of produce grown in South Gippsland, including produce grown on the McGlead family farm. Winning Show prizes were for jams, relish, tomato sauce (2004), Worcestershire sauce (2003), rosemary and native pepper vinegar (2004), chutneys, christmas pudding (2003) and much more.
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Foster Events

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Foster Showgrounds Craft Markets • Held monthly
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