Morwell is under a 2 hour drive from Melbourne and situated in the heart of the Latrobe Valley. The town has a rich cultural scene, with a great number of wonderful natural attractions, a famous rose garden, art galleries and fantastic walks and rail trails. Parkside Motel is conveniently located in the heart of town within close proximity to Morwell’s finest attractions.
The motel consists of 12 ground floor units and 6 upstairs rooms, offering the following accommodation options at attractive rates. Single Rooms are available (sleeping up to 2 guests), Double Rooms (sleeping 2 guests), Twin Rooms (sleeping up to 3 guests) and for families or larger groups the Family Room is suitable for up to 4 guests. Extra guests and cots can be supplied on request.
Morwell has some great local eateries, including Café Qu Bah’s fine coffee and quality meals made from locally sourced fresh produce. The café is conveniently abutting the Village Cinema 8 complex, open from morning til late and perfect for catching your favourite current movie and recapping over a tasty lunch or dinner.
Gaztronomy is housed within a historic Morwell bank building, with opulent décor and antique furnishings. The restaurant has decadent internationally inspired cuisine with cultured dishes such as the slow cooked lamb shoulder with porcini mushrooms, tomato and marjoram.
Morwell is a sizeable township in the Latrobe Valley, tucked away among the many surrounding ranges in Gippsland. When visiting, a stay at Parkside Motel will ensure a convenient location in this self-contained township, with effortless access to pubs, restaurants, shops and recreational activities.
A visit to Morwell’s surrounding townships will be worth the effort. Boolarra, Churchill, Hazelwood, Moe, Traralgon, Yallourn and Yinnar promise a diverse range of experiences from surrounding national parks, heritage attractions, botanic gardens, excellent shopping and the nearby skiing resorts of the alpine ranges.
The regional town of Morwell has many wonderful attractions to pursue during your trip.
Morwell has a great arts and cultural scene to discover during your stay, such as the Latrobe Regional Gallery, a complex of seven gallery spaces exhibiting an annual program of state, national, LRG curated and permanent works. Contemporary and creative, the gallery hosts a range of enthralling programs and fabulous in-house gift shop with quality art, craft, jewellery, bags and prints by local and national artists.
Gippsland Immigration Park and its inspirational monuments are a nod of recognition to the invaluable contribution of migrants to the Gippsland region. Enjoy a relaxing picnic in the parks spacious and pretty surrounds with covered BBQ area, children’s park and lovely views across the community deck to Kernot Lake.
A number of notable parks and reserves exist in and around Morwell, including the local Centenary Rose Garden known widely as the state’s largest rose garden with international accolades from the World Federation of Rose Societies. Some 3,000 roses of incredible varieties cluster together along walkways, archways and the garden’s pergolas and summer gazebo. A rather sweet and romantic place to have a picnic.
Morwell National Park sits deep into the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges, with historical remnants remaining in the parklands from the times of the Woollum Woollum Clan, to the later saw mills and mining ventures within the locality. The park has a self-guided nature walk through Foster’s Gully with informative displays on the plant and animal varieties to be found in the park.
Morwell Golf Club is close to town but surprisingly remote with enthralling valley views and nearby wetlands. The 18 hole golfing greens are well maintained with open fairways and a number of challenging bunkers and water hazards. The clubhouse is licensed, serving up dinner on Friday evenings. The club is has a distinctly casual and welcoming style and can cater to a diverse array of social occasions, including group bookings.
Morwell has some excellent walks and trails to set out amongst. The Crinigan Bushland Reserve is a favourite destination in town, with a variety of walking tracks across 100 acres. The historic Old Mill site in Boolarra is approximately 5 acres in size and bounded by state forest land. The reserve has a number of newly built walking tracks and native flora and fauna maintained by a committed local Landcare group.
Those interested in long walks and trails will appreciate the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail, a 63k venture from Traralgon to Stratford. The trip meanders its way through farmland and panoramic views of both the Great Dividing Range and Great Gippsland Plains. There are many amenities, towns and stopover points available on route and if you’re particularly exhausted completing one way, the trail offers the unique opportunity to connect to V-Line trains at either Traralgon or Stratford.
The Summit is a 20 minute drive from Morwell and offers over 100 amazing initiatives & activities to choose from. Work on group communication, endurance, cooperation and confidence as you navigate your way around challenging obstacles and games. There are also plenty of opportunities to take free time and participate in bush walking, canoeing, fishing and other leisurely sports activities.
Hazelwood Lodge is a fantastic horse-riding complex offering lessons, camps and other equestrian facilities. A team of friendly patient horses and ponies await for classes to suit individual experience levels with activities such as dressage, jumping, games and activities to enhance confidence in the rider.