A pleasant drive between Korumburra and Leongatha.

The Arawata Scenic drive is a pleasant 25 minute drive between the townships of Korumburra and Leongatha. The drive begins 5 kilometres out of Korumburra off the Korumburra – Warragul Road and features an array of green rolling hills and lush countryside.

Drive Details

Directions (from Melbourne)

  • As you come into Korumburra take a left turn at Korumburra-Warragul Road (opposite the showgrounds).
  • Continue on the Korumburra-Warragul Road for 5km.
  • Turn right at Fairbank Road.
  • Continue on Fairbank Road through the township of Arawata, past the renowned Mayfield Gallery and Lancey’s Lookout.
  • After you pass through the locality of Fairbank (no township), turn right onto Wild Dog Valley Road.
  • Continue on Wild Dog Valley Road until you reach the Strzelecki Highway.
  • Make a right turn onto the Strzelecki Highway and in approximately 500 metres you will be in the township of Leongatha.

Time to Complete

Approximately 25 minutes

Road Conditions

  • Half made-road, half (well-maintained) gravel road.
  • Roads are fairly wide and have fair visibility of oncoming traffic.
  • There are some hills and corners, but these add to the attraction of the drive.
  • Traffic conditions are light.
  • Driving difficulty is easy/medium.


  • Driving signage is reasonable with corners and bends highlighted.
  • Directional signage can be easily overlooked. When looking for the turn-off for Fairbank Road, look for signage to Mayfield Gallery in additional to the road name.

Drive Highlights

  • Lancey’s Lookout with views over the local reservoirs.
  • Mayfield Gallery (open during exhibition times or by appointment).
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More Drives

South Gippsland is a large region and has many wonderful scenic drive opportunities.

Green mountainous terrain, flat pastures and winding coastal tracks can all be found in South Gippsland.