Wonthaggi is located in South Gippsland, several kilometres inland from the coast and between the seaside towns of Kilcunda and Inverloch, about 135 Km from Melbourne close to beach. Known originally for its coal mining, it is now the largest town in South Gippsland, a regional area with extensive tourism, beef and dairy industries. The name "Wonthaggi" is an Australian Aboriginal name meaning "Home" from the Bunurong (south-central Kulin). The Wonthaggi Market is located in the heart of town, and is an idyllic stop on your way to Inverloch or further down the Bass Coast.
If you are heading from Melbourne, take the M1 to Pakenham and turn off onto the C422 (S Gippsland Hwy/M420) at Koo Wee Rup. Follow the Bass Hwy/B460 into Anderson and through to Korumburra Rd in Wonthaggi. The journey is a little under 2 hrs, but well worth the drive.
BY RAIL/ bus
Take the Cranbourne or Pakenham line from Melbourne to Dandenong. Walk down to the Bus Terminal, and take the Cowes and Inverloch - Melbourne via Dandenong & Koo Wee Rup bus, get off at Anderson (Phillip Island Rd/Bass Hwy) stop and catch the Wonthaggi - Cowes Via Anderson & San Remo bus, from the
bus terminal at Wonthaggi, its a 6 min walk to the market.