At the heart of Latrobe City you’ll find the town of Morwell. Home to the world famous Morwell Centenary Rose Garden, a rose filled parkland of over 3500 roses which invites the visitor to relax and explore the tremendous variety of blooms, best visited in November though to April. Morwell also boasts one of Gippsland’s major cultural facilities, Latrobe Regional Gallery, hosting national and international exhibitions throughout the year. There is always something to engage the viewer, with a broad range of contemporary and traditional Australian art on display.
Just south of the town is Morwell National Park, situated in the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges, it offers close encounters with native flora and fauna, in particular koalas, echidnas, wallabies and over 40 different native orchid species. A few minutes from the town centre is the large shopping complex of Midvalley which is next to the fascinating Gippsland Immigration Park. The park consists of an informative walk, around Kernot Lake, telling the story of Gippsland’s indigenous history and celebrates the contribution of immigrants to the development of Gippsland.