This picturesque rural town is surrounded by rolling hills and lush green grazing land, and it has developed into a popular stop over for those venturing further afield to Mount Baw Baw. It also has grown into an appealing place to visit for travellers in the area and is well served by its collection of galleries, cafes and gourmet food outlets.
Neerim South's town centre is situated along Main Neerim Road which opens up into a wide boulevard with tall deciduous trees along its central strip between Wagner Road and Neerim East Road. In addition to the eateries, there is a supermarket, hotel and other services. Recreational facilities are located in adjoining Neerim East Road and include a sports oval, netball courts, a skate park and playground.
For a short scenic drive, follow Wagner Road westwards out of town through lush pastures and surrounding bushland from which glimpses of the Tarago Reservoir can be enjoyed.
The main access point to the Tarago Reservoir is via the Jindivick road, a few minutes drive west of town. A turn off leads to a car park near the dam wall where is there is attractive park land with BBQ shelters and picnic areas. While the dam wall is closed for walking across, there is a track which descends down to bushland at the base of the dam wall from where the Tarago River flows.
A little further west is the small community of Jindivick which is well-known for its farms that produce gourmet foods such as olives, berries, cheeses and smallgoods.
The journey north along the Main Neerim Road passes through scenic countryside and lush rolling hills surrounding the small communities of Neerim and Neerim Junction. Just south of the road junction at Piedmont is the Lions Club Lookout which offers scenic easterly views towards Noojee.
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