Foster is a former gold-mining town on the banks of Stockyard Creek in the South Gippsland district between the Strzelecki Ranges and Wilson’s Promontory National Park.
This park is one of the most popular in Victoria and is renowned for the brilliance of its wildflower displays in late winter and spring.
Foster offers the visitor a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and provides many scenic routes to the beaches and hills in the surrounding towns.
The town’s attractions include the golf club, the Stockyard Gallery, which also houses a satellite information centre, and the museum which comprehensively traces the district’s history and origins based in farming, mining, forestry and fishing.
Foster is within comfortable driving distance of the stunning beaches and scenic lookouts of Wilsons Promontory. There are boat launching facilities at Corner Inlet which is one of the region's most popular boating and fishing spots.