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Yanakie

Yanakie is a small, coastal township and district on the Yanakie Isthmus in South Gippsland, in the state of Victoria, south-eastern Australia.Yanakie is a Koori name from the Gunai language interpreted as meaning "between waters".DescriptionAs the nearest town to the major tourist destination of Wilsons Promontory National Park, Yanakie has several accommodation options including caravan parks with boat ramps, self-contained cabins, B&Bs, and camping. There is a general store with a fuel outlet, a CFA station and a community hall. Yanakie lies between Corner Inlet on the eastern side of the isthmus and Shallow Inlet on the western side. It is on the Meeniyan-Promontory Road. At the, Yanakie had a population of 270.The main activity in the surrounding area is dairy farming, mainly because of its good and reliable rainfall. The area has a picturesque location with views towards the northern end of the Promontory, and towards the Toora Hills and Toora Wind Farm across Corner Inlet.HistoryThe area was one of the last to be settled in rural Victoria. Just south of the township, one can see the Yanakie drain, which was built to drain water from a large swamp prior to settlement and runs from near the national park boundary to empty into Shallow Inlet. The Post Office opened on 5 December 1892 and closed in 1952.
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