Wonthaggi Town Christmas Festival
While in Wonthaggi
Wonthaggi and surrounds really does "have it all!"
Being the main shopping and business district between two major tourist destinations, makes Wonthaggi a busy place to be! Whilst still feeling like a quaint rural town!
Wonthaggi is steeped in history, and we encourage all visitors to hear the interesting tales from our coal mining heritage by visiting The State Coal Mine - Wonthaggi's number one attraction!
You can find the orginal poppet head whistle in Apex Park that blows every day at 12noon. This was used at the Coal Mine to indentify the change of shifts.
Find everything you need in the town of Wonthaggi for all your camping and holidaying needs and more! We have some great places to eat and stay and some unique stores that offer a wide range of local products and services!
Whilst in Wonthaggi why not visit some of our beautiful coastline! Kilcunda is a beautiful place to visit for a day at the beach as well as Cape Paterson both only 7k's from town! Here you will find less crowded beaches that are just as beautiful as the main tourist hotspots! For younger children Cape Paterson is great as it has a calm bay and a rockpool ideal for swimming in!
Whatever the weather, Wonthaggi is a great place to be!
Loyalty Program up and running
Participating Stores -
|C & S Computers||Lightique|
|UpBeet Health & Wholefoods||Harvey Norman|
|Wylies Hardware||Wonthaggi Betta Home Living|
|Big Twig||Lime Fusion|
|The Whalebone||Julie Wade|
|Fiddlestix / Party Bonanza||Wrenchs Footwear|
|Mitchells Butchers||Rendezvous Cafe|
|Decor Centre||Bass Coast Flippin Out|
|TNT Explosive Printz||Purple X Design & Print|
|Wonthagi Motorcycles & Power Equipment||The Wonthaggi Club|
|Sports Power||Connells Bakery|
|Melbourne Furniture Company||From the Ground Up|
|Rama Lama Book Exchange||Spoils|
|South Gippsland Motors||Wonthaggi Light Engines|
|Foons Photography||Panthers Menswear|
|Soto's Chinese Restaurant||Wonthaggi Fabrics & Beads|
|Big W||Enter Hair|
|Clancys Printing Service||Wonthaggi Art Space|
|Robs Takeaway||Wonthaggi Meats|
|Toyworld||Sheean Property Services|
|A garden of Thoughts||Autobarn|
|Wonthaggi Pet Supplies|
Wonthaggi's 1st Christmas Ball
The First ever Wonthaggi Christmas Ball took place on Saturday 30th November, as a fundraiser for the upcoming Christmas Festival on Saturday 14th December!
We had over 100 people attend, and a great night was had by all! The Wonthaggi Club was a great venue with fantastic food and the entertainment was superb with music from Acoustic duo Jason Mottershead and Leigh Demunk and the incredible Crunch Time featuring Maureen Alford, Leigh Owens, Scott Hogan and Caroline Copeland! We played a number of Christmas themed games with Wonthaggi Betta Home Living winning a 2 hour cruise from Inverloch to Cape Paterson and back provided by the wonderful Inverloch Charters.
We are very much looking forward to next year's which we can only hope was as successful as 2013's!
Special thanks to Dee Connell of Connells Bakery and Hannah Quilford of the Bass Coast Business & Tourism Partnership for their effory in organising this great event!
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