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Mortons Lane, Waanyarra VIC 3551

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  • Historic building
  • Bushland
  • Close to campground/picnic area
Head out to the Dunolly State Forest and take a look at the impressive remains of Morton's Welcome Inn, built by convict Michael Morton in the 1850s. The building was a home for Morton's family of eight, a provisions store, and a public bar frequented by local miners, licenced 1866-83. 

The inn is situated right alongside the road, and visitors can get an excellent up close look at the beautiful old building. Due to its age, the structure of the building is unstable - for your own safety, and for preservation of the site, please do not enter. 

Morton's Welcome Inn is just one of many fascinating historic sites throughout the Waanyarra area, where you can spend a weekend exploring from the free campground nearby (located just down the road from here).  


Also see the FFM Forest Notes for the historic Waanyarra area, and you will find lots of fascinating information on Michael Morton over at



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