With a population of 2000, Yarram is a major service centre for the south-west corner of Wellington Shire which runs south from the lower slopes of the Great Dividing Range to the peerless Gippsland coast.
Yarram plays a significant role in servicing local agricultural producers and a rural sector that includes the tourist and fishing hamlets of Port Albert, Port Welshpool and Woodside and McLoughlin Beaches.
Consistently ranked as Victoria’s No 1 holiday destination, the Gippsland region is, as the shire spin doctors reckon, the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.
No matter whether your heart is into fishing, boating, surfing, swimming, beachcombing, wetland bird-watching, wine-sipping, bush-walking or the arts and crafts, Gippsland and its lake and coastal national parks and its famous Ninety Mile Beach can satisfy your every desire.
The Yarram connection also includes the Tarra-Bulga National Park, which preserves remnants of the singular forest which once covered the entire Gippsland area, and the Wron Wron Forest. Within the forest, visitors will find a reserve called White Woman's Waterhole, which, as legend has it, was named for a survivor of a shipwreck who was found and kept by Aboriginals until a message she scrawled on a tree led to her rescue by a search party.