Where the heck is Rawson?
(The hub of Gippsland’s Mountain Rivers Region)
The small townships of Erica, Rawson and Walhalla are the heart of Gippsland’s Mountain Rivers Region.
Ride the spectacular Walhalla Goldfields Railway. Wander around the fascinating history preserved in Olde Golde Walhalla. Explore the beauty of modern Rawson, and discover the country charm of Erica. These are just a taste of what attracts more than 150 000 visitors each year to this region.
Winter or summer, travelers to the Mt Baw Baw and Mt St Gwinnear ski fields, adventurers testing their 4WD and trailbike skills, horses and their riders exploring quiet trails, or bush walkers looking for rare fauna and flora, all find our mountain villages great places to break their journey, or to stay over for a relaxing get-away.
And if you dream of living in a place like our version of paradise, check us out. Housing is affordable. There is a Community Health Centre, great Primary School and Kinder, Police Station, heated swimming pool, MTB and BMX tracks. Cafes, country pubs and general stores too. There are some local jobs and more employment opportunities in Latrobe City, less than a half hour drive away.
Erica, Rawson and Walhalla. Three very different towns, close together, but worlds apart. Seemingly endless mountains and rivers waiting for you to find and enjoy. Welcome to Gippsland’s Mountain Rivers Region.