©

Foster trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Foster

Trip Planner South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Victoria  /  Gippsland  /  Foster
(4.6/5 based on 35 reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, shopping, wineries
Foster is a dairying and grazing town 174km south-east of Melbourne on the South Gippsland Highway in Victoria, Australia. It is about 20km north of the Gippsland coastline which includes Shallow Inlet, Corner Inlet, Waratah Bay, Yanakie and Wilsons Promontory. At the 2006 census, Foster had a population of 2175.HistoryOriginally called Stockyard Creek, after the stream which still flows through the centre of the town, Foster was initially just a resting place for drovers travelling from Port Albert to Western Port. This changed with the discovery of gold in the 1880s, leading to a (modest) gold rush. The post office opened on 20 February 1871 as Stockyard Creek and was renamed Foster in 1879 when the township was established. The railway was extended to Foster in 1892. When the gold ran out, Foster became a service centre of the burgeoning South Gippsland dairy industry. Today it is a thriving town that links Wilsons Promontory with the rest of Victoria.PresentFoster has one hotel and several dining options. Because of the scenic beauty of the surrounding area and its proximity to Wilsons Promontory and mountain areas inland, Foster is a popular destination for international visitors as well as Melbourne residents. In summer, the town's temporary population can increase by as much as two and a half fold due to tourism.
With the Inspirock custom trip planner, Foster and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Foster

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Foster:
Wildlife areas
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, parks, wildlife areas
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Wildlife areas, parks, historic sites
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Parks, shopping, sightseeing
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Wineries
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Gippsland

10 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Lakes Entrance BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Lakes Entrance BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Gippsland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Australia BY A USER FROM FINLAND January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 28 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SPAIN January, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Korumburra BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Gippsland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, teens, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Gippsland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, teens, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News