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Impodimo is located on the main street of Garfield in West Gippsland. An easy 1 hour drive from central Melbourne, or a short walk from the Garfield VLine train station, this regional town is a popular weekend destination.

Explore the historic township, first settled in 1845 when the town was known as Cannibal Creek. Heritage-listed shopfronts line the main street providing a nostalgic charm. First time visitors are often surprised to find Garfield’s vibrant commercial strip and bustling boutiques, where traders continue to preserve the town’s rustic identity.

Foodies are spoilt for choice with wineries, a country pub, gourmet cafes, country bakehouses and even a smokehouse that attracts loyal customers from all over Victoria. Enjoy fresh local produce, artisan breads and barista coffee. Take home a loaf of delicious sourdough bread, fresh from a century year old wood fired scotch oven. A trip to Garfield is guaranteed to delight the gourmet traveller.

Mount Cannibal Flora and Fauna Reserve is just out of town and is a popular spot with the locals. With multiple lookouts along a 2.5km circuit walk to the summit, you’ll be spoilt with stunning 180 degree views of Gippsland’s rolling hills.

There’s plenty to do to make a day of your next visit to Garfield.


  • West Gippsland Progress Association – Head over to their website to find places to explore or visit around West Gippsland Railtowns.
  • Garfield Community Website - Jump onto Garfield's very own website to check out a full list of business's, places to visit and enjoy in Garfield.
  • Step back in time as you wander through Garfield’s stores. The local traders love a good chat – they might even share a story that’s been handed down over the generations.


    • Garfield Hotel – authentic pub food, fantastic social atmosphere, and some excellent live music. Check out their Facebook page for updates on events and live entertainment.
    • Luna's Garfield – Garfield’s popular industrial style café with a wide selection of mouth-watering options.
    • Lady Lavender's Tea Room – charming country tea room set amongst cottage gardens with an eclectic gift shop and nursery. Serving Devonshire scones, light lunches and desserts daily.
    • Country-Style Meats – Grade “A” quality butcher and smokehouse, well known for using Gippsland’s finest locally sourced products. Attracting lovers of barbecue from all over Victoria, be sure to get yourself some of the best cuts and prepared meats.
    • Brewsters Café and Foodstore – fresh produce and friendly service! Drop by for a coffee or a quick snack.
    • Thai Cook House – Wonderful, friendly staff, fresh healthy ingredients and a calm atmosphere.
    • Cannibal Creek Bakehouse – artisan bakery using the quality flours and local produce. Known for their iconic sourdough bread made in their century year old wood fired scotch oven. This is a great place for to catch up with friends over coffee, breakfast or lunch.
    • The Granite - Just up road in Tynong, you will discover the Granite Cafe.
    • Biddy Martha's Bunyip - Simple Seasonal Menu, Handmade Cakes and Specialty Coffee.
    • Cannibal Creek Vineyards – a family-owned vineyard, with an on-premises cellar door and restaurant that celebrates French cuisine. Bookings are essential.
    • Sherwood Park Orchad – Stretch your legs while picking apples in the orchard or unwind in the farmhouse atmosphere of our bakery cafe. Locals and travellers alike can enjoy a coffee and indulge in a treat from a selection of freshly baked goods.
    • The Dairy – The beautiful dairy is part of our 22 acre horse property. The dairy has it's own private courtyard with a lovely outlook to the horses. Your stay will include a breakfast hamper with local Canibal Creek bread, eggs, jams and good coffee..
    • Tallawarra Homestead – Situated in Tonimbuk, a picturesque location in West Gippsland, an hour’s drive from the Melbourne CBD, Tallawarra Accommodation is an outstanding example of an Australian Colonial Homestead, showcasing high ceilings, ornate hand painted ceiling roses, and beautiful Australian hardwood timber flooring.


    • SOHL Store – a popular store for ladies and kids clothing, shoes and accessories
    • Garfield Community Store – great deals on preloved items.
    • Buddha and Birdcage – Buddha and Birdcage Nursery offers a large variety of succulents, cacti and eclectic garden accessories. Located in our gorgeous town of Garfield.
    • The Dancing Horse – specialists in quality riding wear and saddlery from around the world at great prices.
    • The Spirit Orb – A little something for the Soul
    • Just One More Page Garfield – This bookshop offers the charm of a snug boutique, brimming with high-quality literature, spread over different reading rooms.


    • Ultimate Indulgence – This day spa and beauty clinic offers a wide range of services to get you feeling fresh, free and rejuvenated. Book yourself in for an indulgent afternoon.
    • Counselling 2 U - professional services in Counselling/Psychotherapy, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Ear Candling, Henna Tattoo, and Meditation.
    • Miss Franky's - a stellar hair salon with excellent service! Book your cut, colour and style and walk out feeling lighter, fresh and fabulous! Franky’s also stocks a range of ladies and men’s clothing, hair and beauty products.
    • Garfield Hair Creations - Highly recommended salon with friendly staff, great cuts and colours.


    • Garfield Picture Theatre – The beautifully renovated 1920’s theatre located in Garfield is worth a visit. An entertainment hub to enjoy musical shows throughout the year. The historic building is a fantastic setting for weddings, engagements and corporate events. Visit their Facebook page for details on upcoming shows.
    • Gumbuya World – This awesome theme park is great fun for kids of all ages. With rides, water slides and up-close encounters with Australian wildlife, it’s guaranteed to keep the kids entertained. Located just 15 minutes from Garfield. Grab some gourmet produce for a DIY picnic before heading off for a fun day with the family.
    • Garfield Coffee & Cars – Last Sunday of every month, this event is growing month after month. A social group for people who are car/bike/truck enthusiasts and love meeting up for a chat and a coffee or cold drink.

    Gippsland’s must-visit regional town

    Located in West Gippsland, Garfield boasts a bit of everything. Enjoy an outdoor hike in the country air, indulge in local produce or simply slow down and wander through the historic town. There’s plenty to see, taste and do all year round.

    Be sure to stop by and say hello when you visit our charming town.