Drouin is located just 97km east of Melbourne and showcases the very best of country living with the added bonus of being a short 70 minute commute to Melbourne CBD. With the freeway located on the edge of town and train station offering hourly VLine services, travel to Melbourne and other areas of Gippsland is made easy.
Drouin is situated amongst green undulating countryside creating some beautiful landscapes and views within the town and surrounds. In town the streets blossom during summer with the beautiful Ficifolia gum trees flowering along some of the main streets bringing to life the annual Ficifolia Festival held in February each year.
Drouin holds a real sense of community the town holds an annual Ficofolia Festival. Ficifolia are the flowering gum trees which occur throughout the town. This is celebrated by the town gathering in the main street and watching the local schools and local businesses showcase who they are and what they do. Each year there is a theme which participants in the festival are encouraged to incorporate into their float or costumes. The parade begins from the Drouin Football Oval, through the main street, and finishes at Drouin Civic Park. Here, the celebration continues with bands playing in the park, food trucks, rides, market stalls, and finishes with a movie in the park and fireworks.
The town centre has some fantastic local business too including restaurants, coffee shops, specialty stores and two major supermarkets. Also in town are quality government and private primary and secondary schools giving you excellent choice for quality education.
Sport and Recreation also play a big part in Drouin with the local sports clubs such as the Drouin Football & Netball Club and Drouin Soccer Club as well as having the beautiful Drouin Golf & Country Club boasting a picturesque golf course as well as well as the Drouin Picnic Racing Club which holds the popular annual Boxing Day race meet ‘The Drouin Picnic Cup’. Cycling and walking are also popular choices in town with the Twin Towns Trail, an 8km trail linking Drouin and Warragul.
The town has a soccer team, Drouin Dragons Soccer Club, playing in the Gippsland Soccer League, an Australian Rules football team playing in the Gippsland Football League and even a picnic horse-racing club, the Drouin Picnic Racing Club, which holds two race meetings a year with the Drouin Cup on Boxing Day (26 December). The racecourse is set on a golf course. Golfers play at the Drouin Golf and Country Club on Mcglones Road.
For more information about Drouin and surrounds visit: www.visitbawbaw.com.au
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Who lives here?
- Families with kids
- Country Lovers
- Robin Hood
- Drouin East
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