The delightful tourist town and service centre ofMorwell is located about 155 kilometres north-east of Melbourne in the Latrobe Valley, West Gippsland area. Morwell lies in the heart of the brown coal mining and electricity generation industry in the Latrobe Valley. It is also a jumping pointy for visits to the Alpine area to the north with its array of National and State Parks and recreational facilities. Take a tour of the Power Works to see the interactive displays of the coal mining industry, giant dredges. Tour of one of the open cut coal mines. Morwell is home to the Latrobe Regional Gallery with permanent collections of contemporary Australian Art including works of local artists. Another major attraction is the beautiful Centenary Rose Garden, at the western entrance to the Morwell business district. Enjoy the scenery, flora and fauna of the Morwell National Park and Strzelecki Ranges. Revel in the variety of water activities on the warm waters of Hazelwood Pondage. Major events include: # Christmas in July Rock n Roll Dance in July # Latrobe Rhythm and Blues Festival in April.
Enjoy wine tours in the Gippsland Wine Region includes eight districts : Stratford-E.Gippsland ; Cann River-E.Gippsland; Lakes Entrance-E.Gippsland ; Gurdies-S.Gippsland ; Leongatha-S.Gippsland ; Warragul-W.Gippsland ; Traralgon-W.Gippsland ; Beaconsfield-W.Gippsland.