Things to Do in Glenmaggie, Victoria


Your Ultimate Guide to a True Grit Weekend in Glenmaggie

Planning a weekend getaway for the True Grit event in Glenmaggie? We’ve got you covered with the best places to eat, stay, and explore. Dive into our curated recommendations to make the most of your adventure.

Where to Eat

Fuel up and treat yourself to some of the best dining experiences Glenmaggie has to offer. We’ve handpicked a selection of top-notch pubs and restaurants that showcase the region’s finest local produce. Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal after the race or a relaxing evening out, these spots promise delicious food and warm hospitality. Check out these fantastic eateries and enjoy the culinary delights of Glenmaggie during your True Grit weekend.

Tinamba Hotel

Owned by Simon and Tania Johnson since 2020, the Tinamba Hotel is renowned for its first-class dining experience using locally sourced produce.


Enjoy a free beverage with every main meal and $10 pints or premium wines by the glass. Just mention you’re a True Grit participant to get the offer.


Farmers Arms Hotel Newry

Known for its warm hospitality and hearty meals, the Farmers Arms Hotel offers a classic hotel menu with a vibrant community atmosphere. Enjoy themed nights and lively events in this cozy pub.


Heyfield Railway Hotel

Steeped in history since 1878, this hotel offers a welcoming atmosphere with locally sourced meals, making it a great spot for families.


Gippy’s Woodfired Pizza & Pasta

Enjoy the best pizza in Gippsland along with delicious pastas and the famous Gippy’s fried chicken. This local favorite promises a delightful dining experience.


Things to Do

Wineries and Beer Festivals

While you’re in Gippsland for the True Grit event, take some time to indulge in the region’s rich gourmet offerings. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or a craft beer lover, Glenmaggie and its surroundings offer a variety of experiences that will tantalize your taste buds and provide a perfect way to unwind after the challenge. Here are some must-visit wineries and a fun beer festival happening during your stay.

Blue Gables Winery

Overlooking the Newry flats, Blue Gables offers hand-crafted wines and live music for True Grit participants.


Enjoy a 10% discount on all food and drinks by showing your ticket confirmation email. 


Glenmaggie Wines

Discover award-winning wines at Glenmaggie Wines’ new Cellar Door. Enjoy samples and meet the winemakers from 11am to 4pm every weekend.


Gippsland Beer Fest

On the same day as True Grit VIC, back up your fun at the Gippsland Beer Fest at the Tinamba Hotel. From 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday the 16 November, taste brews from 11 Gippsland breweries, enjoy live music, delicious food trucks, and a souvenir Gippsland Beer Fest schooner.


Exclusive Offer for Participants:

Get a FREE Beer Fest ticket with your True Grit VIC registration.


Transportation & Accommodation:

Participants staying overnight near the True Grit course can shower and change before hopping on an exclusive TRUE GRIT BEERFEST BUS to and from the Beer Fest. Enjoy the best of both worlds with convenience and fun!

Looking for more activities to round out your True Grit weekend in Glenmaggie? From picturesque picnic spots and thrilling bike trails to relaxing lakeside adventures and historical sites, there’s plenty to explore and enjoy. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping activities or peaceful relaxation, Glenmaggie offers a variety of experiences to make your stay memorable. Here are some top recommendations for things to do after you’ve conquered the True Grit course.

Lake Glenmaggie Weir Wall

Relax at the Weir Wall with stunning views, dog-friendly spaces, BBQs, and picnic areas.


  • Location: Glenmaggie Weir Reserve, 823 Weir Rd, Glenmaggie VIC 3858 (18-minute drive from the event)
  • Website: Lake Glenmaggie

Glenmaggie Lake

Enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, and picnicking at Glenmaggie Lake. Sandy Point offers facilities like toilets and BBQs.


  • Location: Sandy Point Boat Ramp, Glenmaggie VIC 3858 (16-minute drive from the event)
  • Website: Glenmaggie Lake

Blores Hill MTB Park

Explore cross-country trails for all skill levels with flowing descents, sharp corners, and rocky sections.


Places To Stay

After a thrilling day at the True Grit event, you’ll need a cozy and comfortable place to unwind. Whether you prefer luxury accommodations, charming B&Bs, or a scenic camping spot, Glenmaggie has something to suit every preference. Here are our top recommendations for places to stay, ensuring you get the rest and relaxation you deserve during your True Grit weekend.

Gumnut Cottage Gippsland

This eco-retreat offers luxurious accommodations with stunning mountain and valley views, perfect for couples seeking a relaxing getaway.


  • Location: 1229 Heyfield-Seaton Rd, Seaton VIC 3858 (15-minute drive from the event)
  • Website: Gumnut Cottage Gippsland
  • Phone Number: +61 411 524 227

Motel 3858

Enjoy modern amenities in spacious, dog-friendly rooms at this recently renovated motel. Relax in private courtyards, plunge pools, and clawfoot baths.


  • Location: 3813 Traralgon-Maffra Rd, Heyfield VIC 3858 (18-minute drive from the event)
  • Website: Motel 3858
  • Email: info@motel3858.com.au
  • Phone Number: 0483 329 497

Abington Farm B&B

Set on 36 acres, this B&B offers self-contained accommodations with fully equipped kitchens and privacy, along with a sumptuous breakfast.


Happy Days Accommodation

Enjoy charming and spacious rooms with stunning rural views. Pet-friendly accommodations make it perfect for families and their furry friends.


  • Location: 6A Tinamba-Seaton Rd, Tinamba VIC 3859 (21-minute drive from the event)
  • Email: happydays@wideband.net.au
  • Phone Number: 0428 451 484

Maffra Motor Inn

Located on Maffra’s main street, this inn offers cozy accommodations with modern amenities, a BBQ area, heated pool, and off-street parking.



Montana on the Macalister – TRUE GRIT SUPPLIER OF CHOICE

True Grit participants can enjoy camping along the scenic Macalister River with facilities like showers, toilets, and fire pits. Book your spot through the True Grit website.


Your True Grit weekend in Glenmaggie promises to be an unforgettable adventure filled with challenging obstacles, delicious food, comfortable accommodations, and exciting activities.


From the best places to eat and stay to must-visit attractions and relaxing experiences, we’ve covered everything you need to make the most of your trip. Embrace the spirit of True Grit, explore the beauty of Gippsland, and create lasting memories with friends and family.


We can’t wait to see you there!

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