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Published November 23rd 2018
Hot chips, parks and a river
The small town of Dalyston is going ahead in leaps and bounds, with a new estate going in and a revived general store. It's also a fun pitstop on your road trip to Wilsons Promontory or Wonthaggi.
Famous for its delicious fish and chips, the Dalyston General Store is a favourite amongst locals and tourists. The food is always on point, and the friendly staff can help you if you're lost and need directions. They also have local milk, bread and other basic necessities.
The Dalyston General Store's got the lot, from burgers to chips and newspapers. Photo source: Dalyston General Store Facebook page.
The new Cloverdale Park estate, named after a nearby road, features a colourful playground ready to be explored. Land titles for the early stages of the estate will be released soon, and with them, access to the new playground and recreation area. You can find the playground by turning off the Bass Highway and driving down to the end of Tulloch Street.
The playground at the Cloverdale Park estate in Dalyston is the newest addition to the town.
A few minutes' drive up the road is Powlett River, a popular camping spot which boasts beautiful scenery and a caravan park. You can walk through the bush track, or explore the beach and sand dunes. The bridge is one-way so make sure to give way before crossing. Find the river by heading down Mouth of Powlett Road.
Powlett River is perfect for weekend camping or a walk along the beach.
The Bass Coast Shire town also has a large reserve with a football oval and netball courts. Come down to Dalyston on a Saturday during the footy season and hear the cars honking and crowds going wild every time the Magpies score a goal. The reserve's just off Tulloch Street (turn right off the Bass Highway if driving from Melbourne), near the hall.
The Dalyston Football Club (Magpies) played Phillip Island earlier this year.
If you're passing through Dalyston, you can pull over just near the turn-off to Powlett River at the truckstop. It's a great place to have a quick nap or if you're taking in the sights, allow other drivers to overtake.