Nooje - or what everyone else calls it - “Nooj”, is a stunning little town on the Latrobe River in Western Gippsland. It is full of pioneering history and is famous for two well-loved treasures. The Noojee Hotel AND the Noojee Trestle Bridge. This is a restored railway bridge and is the last surviving trestle bridge in the area PLUS the tallest in Victoria. It is just over 100 metres long and is pretty darn tall. There is a steep rocky staircase to get to the top or simply look up in awe from below. You can visit here via the car park below (which can get a little busy) OR you can incorporate a family bushwalk.
If you want to make it part of a walking adventure, Mamma suggests you start the easy 6km return trail at the station car park off Mt Tourist Road, visiting the old J-550 train while you are there. Signage at The Heritage Centre helps visitors learn about the logging history of the area and the crisp mountain air will help visitors fill their lungs with goodness!
Mamma's special mentions: The Heritage Centre opens, 12pm-4pm weekends and most public holidays during year, with Sundays only during winter. It can be found on School Road, just past the pub. Look out for the black train.