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Foster VIC, Australia

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Foster, the Prom Queen of Victoria

The gateway to Gippsland's natural attractions, Foster is a charming Gold Rush town located 100 miles southeast of Melbourne. The town dates back to 1871 and is a popular stop off for visitors to Gippsland. It's also a base for outdoor adventurers who come to cycle the Great Southern Rail Trail. From your Foster vacation rental, it's a short hop from the scenic Agnes Falls and one of Victoria's most prestigious championship golf courses. Foster is also only a 30-minute drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park, known as The Prom Peninsula, the southernmost point of mainland Australia.

Take a romp along the Prom, Prom, Prom

Hiking, biking and horseback riding, a Foster vacation is all about embracing Gippsland's great outdoors. Go hiking along the beautiful Wilsons Promontory and spot native kangaroos, wombats and rosella parrots. While local beach lovers flock to Squeaky Beach for clean, turquoise waters, Foster is also the start of the Great Southern Rail Trail, a walking, cycling and horseback riding route through several small towns. Book a Foster vacation rental in the heart of town and have the independent shops, buzzy restaurants and saloons of Main Street right on your doorstep.

Foster's no imposter when it comes to great vacations

Housed in Foster's former Post Office, the Foster Museum offers a fascinating display of artifacts from the town's gold rush heyday. Don't miss the prized boat belonging to local gold miner, H.B. Lasseter. Art lovers will enjoy a putter around the Stockyard Gallery, which displays the work of local Gippsland artists in a series of revolving exhibitions. Cycling fanatics choose Foster vacation rentals as a base to embark on the Great Southern Rail Trail, a 46-mile off-road route which passes through Foster and other small towns on its way to Port Welshpool.

Sun, sun and more sun, it's glorious in Victoria

If it's sun, sun, sun you want, then Foster is the place for you. Much of Victoria sees consistently warm summers with highs of 75-80 degrees between December and March. It starts to cool down a little in May and June, sometimes dropping as low as 60 degrees in August, but the days are still bright and sunny. The busiest time to visit Foster is in the height of summer, which downunder is November through to February. Spring is a particularly nice time to visit, when the days are warm and bright, albeit with an increased risk of showers.

Foster a love of the great outdoors in Victoria

A 5-mile drive from the coast and Corner Inlet bay and marine park, Foster is a small rural town and the gateway to Wilsons Promontory National Park. Known as the Prom, it's the most southerly point of mainland Australia. A true hiker's paradise, there are dozens of well-worn hiking trails, including the stunning Mount Oberon Summit, which has magnificent views of the Bass Strait. A popular trail for hikers of all levels is the Great Prom Walk, where you can spot a variety of wildlife, including kangaroo and wombat. It also has a visitors center and a general store.