Bass Coast Branch
Wonthaggi Wander Bus Tour presented by Bass Coast Branch National Trust of Australia (Vic) in association with the Wonthaggi & District Historical Society.
Join us on this one day guided bus tour as we travel along the route of the old railway to Wonthaggi, viewing the coastal and rural hinterland and discovering the diverse cultural, social and industrial heritage of this area.
On the tour we hear from descendants and go inside a mine workers cottage, other period homes and a former Hotel and visit the mouth of the Powlett River and other places, to experience their story.
From the Indigenous community to the migrants of the early twentieth century and the planning of a model town - through the Great Depression, strikes and mining tragedies and the role of the Wonthaggi Miner’s Union and the Wonthaggi Women’s Auxiliary.
Enjoy lunch with a guest speaker. Bus pick up at Cowes Cultural Centre, Anderson roundabout and Wonthaggi Historical Museum.
The National Trust is an independent non-profit organisation, supported by a large community base, not part of government.
It is the premier heritage and conservation organisation in the state, and the major operator of house museums and historic properties open to the public.
National Trust manage events and festivals each year to educate and highlight the conservation of our heritage and enable everyone to explore and enjoy our heritage gardens, buildings and much more.