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OVG - East Gippsland
EAST
GIPPSLAND
Official Visitor Guide
Bairnsdale • Metung • Paynesville • Lakes Entrance
Bruthen • Buchan • Omeo • Orbost • Mallacoota
Shaving Point, Metung
www.discovereastgippsland.com.au
EAST GIPPSLAND
BUSHFIRE SAFETY
Remember to always check more than
one source of fire information.
Visit cfa.vic.gov.au, call 1800 240 667,
check the FireReady app, listen to local
radio, talk to your host and visit an
accredited Visitor Information Centre.
What are Fire Danger Ratings?
Fire Danger Ratings tell you how
dangerous a fire would be if one started.
TRAVELLER’ CHECKLIST
01 Do you know the fire weather district
you’re travelling through?
02 Do you know the most up to date Fire
Danger Rating for the area you are
travelling to or through?
03 Is there a Total Fire Ban in the area you
are travelling to or through?
04 Are you keeping up to date with local
weather conditions?
05 Are you prepared to change your travel
plans on hot, dry and windy days?
06 Have you packed essential items to
help if you get caught in a fire situation?
07 Do you have the Victorian Bushfire
information Line (1800 240 667) saved
in your mobile phone and have you
downloaded the free FireReady app?
08 If you are staying away from home for a
night or more, have you discussed your
Leaving Early options?
For warnings and alerts visit
the VicEmergency website
www.emergency.vic.gov.au
EAST GIPPSLAND
CONTENTS
The Bluff, Lakes Entrance
2
Touring
3
Food & Wine, Arts & Culture
4
Nature, Wilderness & Adventure
6
The Gippsland Lakes
10
16
Map
20
22
Places to Stay, Food & Wine
Things to Do, Activities
& Adventure
The High Country
24
Places to Stay, Food & Wine
24
Things to Do, Activities
& Adventure
25 Snowy River Country
27
Places to Stay, Food & Wine
28
Things to Do, Activities
& Adventure
Do as little or as much as you like during
your holiday in East Gippsland. Our helpful
Visitor Information Centres have all the
information you need, so choosing how
to spend your time may be the toughest
decision you make. But if you can’t get
everything done, you can always return. Our
magical piece of paradise will still be here.
Anything is possible in East Gippsland. Fish
a mountain stream or bait up on a lakeside
jetty. Steer your boat across pristine waters
of the lakes or water-ski behind it. The
watersports, hiking, biking, snow skiing,
flying or caving will keep you entertained for
days. Ride a horse across the High Country
or watch horses in Campdrafts or Rodeos.
No other region of Victoria can offer such
great coastal and mountain pursuits.
29 The Coastal Wilderness
32
Places to Stay, Food & Wine
32
Things to Do, Activities
& Adventure
This publication is produced by East Gippsland Marketing Inc. Whilst the information in the book is deemed to be correct,
no responsibility is taken by the publishers as to the authenticity of the contents. Photos courtesy of Destination Gippsland Ltd
and the East Gippsland Shire Council.
OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE - EAST GIPPSLAND www.discovereastgippsland.com.au or phone 1800 637 060
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EAST GIPPSLAND
TOURING
Satisfy your wanderlust in East
Gippsland. There are so many roads
to travel, so many boating adventures
to take. Float away on the boat of
your choice or explore from the driver
seat of a 4WD, or just be guided on a
tour. Motor or pedal on 2 wheels on
picturesque country roads; let a local
guide you or plan it yourself. Your
journey has just begun.
Eight Great Day Drives
To take all the hard work out of planning
your day of touring, we have put together
eight of the best day drives within East
Gippsland. With trips from one hour to three
hour return, it outlines the conditions, what
type of vehicle and highlights along the way,
including route markers.
For a copy of this brochure, please visit a Visitor Information
Centre or download your copy at www.discovereastgippsland.
com.au/things-to-do/touring-driving
Touring the Gippsland Lakes by boat is a
unique feature of our region. You can sail it
or hire a cruiser, paddle or motor. The vast
waterways provide many experiences.
Whether you make a splash on or in the
water, pedal around our Rail Trails or simply
plan a great car or motorbike road trip, East
Gippsland will not disappoint and has all the
boxes ticked.
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TOURING, FOOD & WINE, ARTS & CULTURE
FOOD & WINE, ARTS & CULTURE
Image courtesy (f)route
This recipe calls for natural beauty,
energy and spirit. Add to the mix
a great climate, dedicated producers
and growers and there you have it; East
Gippsland’s food and wine experience.
Source freshly caught seafood at local
fish shops or directly from trawlers. Hunt
for local produce at one of the region’s
weekend farmers’ and community markets,
which sell produce such as jams, relishes
and chutneys, delicious baked goods, ripe
juicy berries, flavoursome fruit, olive oil,
honey and award-winning cheese and other
specialities. Our restaurants showcase local
and seasonally harvested produce.
Eat, drink and be very, very glad you visited
East Gippsland.
Find out more at www.discovereastgippsland.com.au/
things-to-do/food-wine
Art will be discovered, treasures will be
uncovered and keepsakes taken home
and remembered.
Explore an Art Trail or, why not experience
the soul of East Gippsland through a cultural
or regional event.
Learn about our traditional Indigenous art
and heritage at the Krowathunkooloong
Keeping Place in Bairnsdale Bairnsdale.
Explore galleries and workshops throughout
the region.
The Bataluk Cultural Trail is also a wonderful
insight into the culture and heritage of the
traditional inhabitants of East Gippsland.
Find out more at www.discovereastgippsland.com.au/
things-to-do/arts-culture-heritage
Image courtesy (f)route
OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE - EAST GIPPSLAND www.discovereastgippsland.com.au or phone 1800 637 060
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EAST GIPPSLAND
NATURE, WILDERNESS & ADVENTURE
Whether you wish to go bird watching in
the hides of Macleod Morass boardwalk,
explore the Mitchell River silt jetties, take
a hike down the Cape Conran Nature Trail
or spot koalas on Raymond Island, there is
much to do and see.
Alpine National Park
Covering over 6000 sq km’s of Victoria’s
high country this is East Gippsland’s highest
and largest National Park. It showcases
pristine mountain environments and rivers,
lush bush and eucalypts and spectacular
scenery. Walk, fish, or trail blaze on
mountain bikes, horseback or canoe and
kayak, 4WD or snow ski. Visit, stay or
camp in the nearby towns of Omeo, Swifts
Creek and Benambra. You can experience
something new everyday.
Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park
Talk about being spoilt for choice!
In East Gippsland eleven world-class,
easily accessible National, Coastal and
Marine Parks and Reserves are here for
you to explore.
From the remote wilderness of the
UNESCO-recognised Croajingolong
National Park in the east, to the rugged
beauty of the Snowy River and Alpine
National Parks and the vast expanse
of the Lakes National Park fringed by
lakes and dunes, East Gippsland is rich
in natural attractions.
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NATURE, WILDERNESS AND ADVENTURE
Croajingolong National Park
As part of Australia’s Wilderness Coast,
the Croajingolong National Park follows
the far-eastern coastline of Victoria for 100
kilometres and covers 87,500 hectares. The
Park is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
that cocoons and protects remote beaches,
tall forests, heathland, rainforest, estuaries
and granite peaks.
Offering a rare glimpse of wilderness and
indigenous and endangered species in
their native environment, it is home to more
than 300 bird and animal species and
over 1,000 native plant species. Secluded
coastal camping spots are a perfect base
for beach walks, bird-watching, boating and
fishing. Plan a coastal walk, bird-watching
expedition or boat and fish with ease.
Snowy River National Park
Gippsland Lakes
Coastal Park
A water based environment set on a narrow
coastal reserve, stretching from Seaspray
to Lakes Entrance along the Ninety Mile
Beach. With the eastern parts accessible
only by boat, unique opportunities exist
to experience bird and marine life at
close proximity. You can moor your boat
at numerous lakeside spots with almost
exclusive access to the vast and untouched
Ninety Mile Beach.
Rotamah Island, Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park
Snowy River National Park
Synonymous with adventure and nature, the
remote wilderness area is a must to explore.
It features some magnificent river scenery,
spectacular deep gorges eucalypt forests
and rain shadow woodlands. At McKillops
Bridge you can stand on top and view the
mighty Snowy River below, with great picnic
and camping facilities available. You can
reach this park via Buchan or Orbost.
Be inspired today, visit www.discovereastgippsland.com.au/
things-to-do/national-parks-marine-parks-state-forests
Birdlife, Croajingolong National Park Birdlife,
Croajingolong National Park
OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE - EAST GIPPSLAND www.discovereastgippsland.com.au or phone 1800 637 060
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EAST GIPPSLAND
THE GIPPSLAND LAKES
While most people visit for the boating
and fishing, you can sail, swim, canoe,
kayak or relax and take in the energy
from the picturesque lakeside towns
of Lakes Entrance, Metung, Raymond
Mitchell River Silt Jetties, The Gippsland Lakes
Island and Paynesville. The region’s
commercial centre, Bairnsdale, is known
as the ‘gateway to the lakes’, while the
Australia’s largest inland waterway, the ‘Twin Rivers’ area comprises the towns of
Gippsland Lakes are a network of lakes, Nicholson, Johnsonville and Swan Reach
marshes and lagoons covering 400 sq
km, and are separated from the ocean
with coastal dunes known as Ninety Mile
Beach. Bird and marine life thrive
here, with the lake dolphins and pelicans
frequenting many locations.
Fish, golf, tour or simply slow down
– the Gippsland Lakes will captivate you.
The Mitchell River Silt Jetties are a
geographical highlight now being claimed
as the longest in the world. Drive along the
silt jetty out into Lake King with the Mitchell
River on one side and lake on the other.
The Lakes are best seen from the water, but
can be visited from the shore, using one of
four lakeside villages as a base. Hire a boat
here, or bring your own, these incredible
waterways offer so much, with 40 casual jetties
and top amenities on offer. Three coastal
parks stand between the lakes and the ocean.
This magnificent coastline is just 10 minutes
by fast boat from any lakeside village.
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THE GIPPSLAND LAKES
Metung
St. Mary’s Church, Bairnsdale
Main Street, Bruthen
EXPLORE OUR TOWNS
& VILLAGES
Bairnsdale
Metung
A thriving provincial centre, Bairnsdale
is the commercial hub of East Gippsland
and gateway to the natural beauties of our
region. The town’s rich heritage can be
found throughout the town including the
Mitchell River walking trail, the all new All
Abilities Playground and the spectacular
murals and architecture of St Mary’s Church.
The tranquil village of Metung has long
been a favourite for holiday-makers. While
the main activities involve boating and
fishing, Metung is also known for its scenic
walks, good local food, monthly farmers’
market and unique galleries with a coastal
flair.
Bruthen
Oozing country charm and historical
character, this village is a perfect place from
which to set off on the Twin Rivers Farm
Food and Wine Trail or enjoy the outdoors
on the East Gippsland Rail Trail.
Lakes Entrance
A premier holiday destination, Lakes
Entrance is loved for its beaches, beachside carnival, waterfront cafes and fleet of
colourful fishing boats. Join a guided boat
tour, admire the view from Kalimna Lookout
or stroll across the footbridge from the
foreshore to see the vast expanse of Ninety
Mile Beach.
Lakes Entrance
OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE - EAST GIPPSLAND www.discovereastgippsland.com.au or phone 1800 637 060
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Lake Tyers
Lake Tyers Beach
Lake Tyers Beach is a great place to relax or
enjoy the outdoors. Surf at the region’s most
renowned surfing spot, Red Bluff, catch your
share of the plentiful supplies of prawns,
crabs, flathead and bream or dine at the
waterfront tavern.
Paynesville and
Raymond Island
Known as the boating capital of Victoria,
Paynesville is a great place for those
just looking for a getaway by the water
or to enjoy activities on and around the
foreshore. Explore the lakes and canals or
take the short ferry trip to Raymond Island
to see koalas.
Nicholson, Johnsonville
and Swan Reach
Located in the beautiful Twin Rivers district,
Nicholson boasts a spectacular historical
railway bridge and access to the renowned
Rail Trail. Hire a boat in Johnsonville or
fish for your dinner. Enjoy the picturesque
scenery of Swan Reach or choose from
a selection of dining and cuisine options
overlooking the rivers.
To find out more about our unique towns and villages, visit us at
www.discovereastgippsland.com.au/regions/gippsland-lakes
or call one of our Visitor Information Centres on 1800 637 060
Pelicans, Nicholson River
Paynesville
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THE GIPPSLAND LAKES
10 GREAT REASONS TO EXPLORE THE GIPPSLAND LAKES
01 Dine at one of our many restaurants or
enjoy a top-notch drop from an awardwinning winery.
02 Look for fur seals and dolphins
frolicking in the surf from one of the
longest stretches of sand in the world
at the Ninety Mile Beach.
03 Regular Farmers’ markets, live
music, entertainment and more mean
something is always happening.
04 East Gippsland boasts an exciting range
of cycling activities including
the historic Rail Trail and Mountain
Bike Parks.
05 Pitch a tent on the and tranquil Bunga
Arm or at one of the many caravan and
campsites around the Gippsland Lakes.
06 The Bataluk Cultural Trail will give you
a new perspective on the landscapes of
East Gippsland.
07 Find hidden treasures at one of the
many antique and specialty stores
dotted throughout the region.
08 Find some inner peace and let your
worries fall away at one of the region’s
indulgent day spas.
09 Visit the Mitchell River Silt Jetties, now
being claimed as the longest in the world.
10 Take a leisurely walk around the old
Nyerimilang homestead and enjoy a
picnic lunch in the picturesque gardens.
For more inspiration, contact our Visitor
Information Centre on 1800 637 060 or visit
www.discovereastgippsland.com.au/things-to-do
Boatshed, Gippsland Lakes
OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE - EAST GIPPSLAND www.discovereastgippsland.com.au or phone 1800 637 060
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THE GIPPSLAND LAKES
PLACES TO STAY, WINE & DINE
5 KNOTS METUNG
AAA
Eight boutique 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments set in an idyllic
Gippsland Lakes location offering impeccable service and
contemporary style. Luxury coastal accommodation in Metung on the
Gippsland Lakes designed with flair and attention to fine detail reflects
the beautiful waterfront location.
Shaving Point, 42 Metung Road, Metung VIC 3904 p/ 03 5156 2462
e/ [email protected] w/ www.5knots.com.au
ARALUEN PARK COTTAGES
Get close to nature in eco-friendly, fully self-contained cottages
set in tranquil surroundings only minutes from the centre of Lakes
Entrance and the Gippsland Lakes. Experience sustainable living
in individually secluded cottages integrated into the landscape.
Not just accommodation – the perfect romantic escape for couples.
106 Hoggs Lane, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909 p/ 03 5155 4998
e/ [email protected] w/ www.araluenpark.com.au
BAIRNSDALE RIVERSIDE HOLIDAY PARK
Located on the banks of the Mitchell River at the eastern end of
Bairndsale’s popular shopping centre, Bairnsdale Riverside
Holiday Park (formerly Mitchell Gardens Holiday Park) boasts
one of the prettiest well-appointed and relaxing Parks in the East
Gippsland region.
The park boasts first class amenities blocks, swimming pool, camp
kitchen, BBQ along with ensuite cabins, standard cabins and large
camp grounds surround by well cared for lawns and shady trees
and access to a private jetty on the Mitchell River.
The park is within walking distance to Bairnsdale’s shopping
centre, restaurants, cinemas, train station, playground as well as
the famed Gippsland Rail Trail.
You will find Barinsdale Riverside Holiday Park makes the perfect
place to explore all that the area has to offer.
2 Main Street, Bairnsdale VIC 3875 p/ 03 5152 4654
e/ [email protected] w/ www.bairnsdalerhp.com.au
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THE GIPPSLAND LAKES
ACCOMMODATION
FOOD & WINE
BAIRNSDALE RSL
... your home of entertainment and great food. The Club offers a
new modern, vibrant design with live entertainment, Bistro, Kids
Room, Cafe, Fox Sports, TAB, Large entertaining area, Function
rooms and Outdoor area. Located right on the highway.
2 Forge Creek Road, Bairnsdale VIC 3875 p/ 03 5152 3928
e/ [email protected] w/ www.rslbairnsdale.com.au
BANCROFT VIEWS APARTMENTS
Is this Metung’s Best Accommodation?
Bancroft Views 1
1 bedroom apartment with private rooftop deck, with stunning
uninterrupted waterfront views
Bancroft Views 2
Stylish, ground floor, 1 bedroom apartment, literally “by the water”
with a private and cosy feel.
Bancroft Views 3
Open and spacious waterfront apartment with 2 or 3 bedrooms each
with ensuites, and an oversized entertainment deck.
Jetty berths available. Luxury by the Lake.
28 Metung Road, Metung VIC 3904 p/ 03 5156 2818 m/ 0458 573 111
e/ [email protected] w/ www.bancroftviewsmetung.com.au
BEACHCOMBER HOLIDAY FLATS
Centrally situated directly across from the footbridge to the 90 Mile
Beach where you can swim, surf or just relax on the sand.
Leave the car, stroll to the shops, restaurants and clubs. Enjoy a
coffee, watch the boats or try a game of mini golf.
605 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909 p/ 03 5155 2754
e/ [email protected] w/ www.beachcomberflats.com.au
BELLEVUE ON THE LAKES
AAA
Located in the heart of the famous holiday town of Lakes Entrance.
Bellevue offers many styles of accommodation, including Spa Suites,
featuring King Beds and large 2 person spa. Ideal for that romantic
getaway. There are executive corporate style accommodation options,
and 2 Bedroom Apartments for families to relax and unwind.
201 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909 p/ 03 5155 3055
e/ [email protected] w/ www.bellevuelakes.com
BREAM LODGE HOLIDAY UNITS
Centrally located between Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance, Metung and
Bruthen. 1km to Tambo River boat ramps and rowing platform.
Offers 1 and 2 bedroom, air conditioned family sized FSC units,
WI-FI and two new bunkhouses with camp kitchens. Playground,
BBQ, hire boats, bikes, large parking area and pet friendly.
1777 Princes Hwy, Johnsonville VIC 3902 p/ 03 5156 4281
e/ [email protected] w/ www.breamlodge.com
OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE - EAST GIPPSLAND www.discovereastgippsland.com.au or phone 1800 637 060
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BULLANT BREWERY
Renowned for our fine range of craft beers and excellent meals,
the Brewery situated in the village of Bruthen, provides a beautiful
setting which allows you to dine indoors or outside on the
expansive deck overlooking the Tambo Valley.
An ideal stop when riding the Rail Trail or just travelling through.
Each of our beers are matched to the menu or they are equally
enjoyable as a solely refreshing beverage.
The copper brewhouse can be viewed through large windows, so
sit, sip and ponder the wonders of beer making.
Open Wednesday to Sunday. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
We invite you to visit and experience the Bullant Brewery
– the home of ‘beer with bite’
46 Main Street, Bruthen VIC 3885 p/ 03 5157 5307
e/ [email protected] w/ www.bullantbrewery.com
CAPTAINS COVE RESORT
AAA
Captains Cove Resort is Paynesville’s premier waterfront accommodation. Set within peaceful
surrounds of the Paynesville canals on the picturesque and protected part of the Gippsland
Lakes, the resort offers spacious fully self-contained apartments, a heated indoor swimming
pool, tennis court, private jetties, free Wi-Fi, private BBQ on each deck and water activities.
Captains Cove caters to a broad range of guests including holiday makers, boaties, corporate
guests, fishing groups, golfers and couples. All apartments are 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom and
rates are made more affordable as they are based on 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. Only a short walk to
Raymond Island Ferry and the Esplanade where you will find an array of cafes and shops.
Explore one of the many walking / bike riding tracks or cruise the lakes by boat to see all that the
beautiful region has to offer.
19 Mitchell Street, Paynesville VIC 3880
p/ 03 5156 7223
e/ [email protected]
w/ www.captainscove.com.au
THE ESPLANADE RESORT & SPA
AAA
Perfectly located between two pristine stretches of water forming the
eastern end of the Gippsland Lakes at Lakes Entrance. This Resort
offers the perfect Lakes Entrance Accommodation for couples and
families alike. Comprising 134 rooms including modern hotel rooms,
1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully self contained apartments and penthouses.
1 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, VIC 3909 p/ 03 5155 3533
e/ [email protected] w/ www.esplanaderesort.com.au
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THE GIPPSLAND LAKES
ACCOMMODATION
FOOD & WINE
EASTERN BEACH HOLIDAY PARK
Eastern Beach Holiday Park is located in the northern reaches of
Lakes Entrance, the gateway to Victoria’s incredible inland water
system. Only 4 hours’ drive from the busy city of Melbourne, the
park is a great spot to enjoy a quiet seaside holiday.
The pet friendly family-oriented park is just a stone’s throw from
the pristine beach and local golf course.
The Top Tourist Park features 4.5 star waterview villas, or for vans
and campers there are large shaded sites with sullage and water.
The park also has first class facilities including a recently renovated
camp kitchen and a large swimming pool.
Kids can enjoy the playground, jumping pillow, and free onsite
activities during the school holidays. Make sure you also check out
the website for hot deals.
42 Eastern Beach Road, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909 p/ 1800 761 762
e/ [email protected] w/ www.easternbeach.com.au
GETAWAYS AT METUNG
Specialising in private holiday apartments and houses for couples,
families and groups. Our focus is Metung village and absolute
waterfront properties, all fully serviced. Options include jetty berths
and outdoor entertaining areas. We aim to find you a property unique
to your requirements, ensuring you an enjoyable, stress free holiday.
9 Kurnai Ave, Metung VIC 3904 p/ 03 5156 2818
e/ [email protected] w/ www.getawaysmetung.com
GIPPSLAND LAKES ESCAPES
Holiday Accommodation on the Gippsland Lakes and beyond.
Plan your Lake break with Gippsland Lakes Escapes. Located in
Paynesville, we are holiday accommodation specialists. Don’t miss the
sign in Bairnsdale pointing to Paynesville, the hidden centre point of
the magnificent Lakes system.
We have over 50 accommodation choices from luxury waterfront
villas with your own private jetty, rural retreats, and great pet
friendly properties.
Come down and fish the lakes, spot the resident Dolphins, take a
boat cruise and explore the beautiful Gippsland Lakes. Visit Raymond
Island and take a stroll spotting Koalas, Kangaroos and other wonderful
wildlife. So much to do and see in Paynesville, the Boating Capital of the
Gippsland Lakes. Once you have visited Paynesville, you will be hooked.
There is no better way to enjoy this than in your own private property.
87 The Esplanade, Paynesville 3880 p/ 03 5156 0432
e/ [email protected]
w/ www.gippslandlakesescapes.com.au
KALIMNA PUB & BISTRO
Dine and have a drink with us while gazing at the beautiful
panoramic views of the majestic Gippsland Lakes and Ninety Mile
Beach. Open for bistro style pub meals, lunch and dinner.
Available for group bookings and functions
1 Hotel Road, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909 p/ 03 5155 1202
e/ [email protected]
OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE - EAST GIPPSLAND www.discovereastgippsland.com.au or phone 1800 637 060
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KINGS COVE GOLF CLUB
The facilities within Kings Cove are among the finest in the region.
Our renowned reception centre is available for weddings and
private functions. Our challenging Par 72 golf course with 9 holes,
fully stocked Pro Shop and electric golf carts are sure to make
your golf day truly memorable.
94 Kings Cove Boulevard, Metung VIC 3904 p/ 03 5156 2927
e/ [email protected] e/ www.kingscoveclub.com.au
LAKES BEACHFRONT HOLIDAY RETREAT
Holiday Park with direct access to the 90 Mile Beach in beautiful
bush setting. Stay in the Shelly Beach Villas, Beach Cottage, Cabins,
powered caravan sites or bush camping. Swimming pools, playground,
BBQs, kid’s club, recreation room, beach volleyball, outdoor chess,
communal fireplace, kiosk and more for the perfect beachfront holiday.
430 Lake Tyers Road, Lake Tyers Beach VIC 3909 p/ 03 5156 5582
e/ [email protected] w/ www.lakesbeachfront.com.au
LAKES ENTRANCE BOWLS CLUB
The Lakes Entrance Bowls Club is situated on the majestic 90 mile beach at the entrance
to the beautiful Gippsland Lakes and is renowned as one of the regions premier clubs.
The Lakes Entrance Bowls Club provides first class facilities, entertainment and services for
all its members and guests to enjoy.
The club offers full TAB facilities, Keno, gaming, café, bistro, special food nights including
Friday night smorgasboard, sports bar, private members bowling lounge, main bar and two
world class artificial bowling greens for all year round bowls.
The Lakes Entrance Bowls Club is arguably one of the most popular entertainment venues
to meet with friends, relax and dine when you visit East Gippsland. It’s time you discovered
one of Victoria’s preferred holiday destinations and one of Victoria’s greatest clubs for yourself.
Cnr Rowe and Bulmer Street, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
p/ 03 5155 3578 Fax: 03 5155 2991
e/ [email protected]
w/ www.lakesbowls.com.au
LAKE ENTRANCE WAVERLEY HOUSE COTTAGES
Feast on freshly caught seafood and enjoy Gippsland wines on the
verandah of our stylish, FSC 1 and 2 bedroom spa cottages. Nestled
among native gardens, guest facilities include woodfires, BBQs,
heated hydrotherapy spa and outdoor pool. We offer a tranquil retreat
for couples and families, close to Lakes Entrance.
205 Palmers Road, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909 p/ 03 5155 1257
e/ [email protected] w/ www.waverleyhousecottages.com.au
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THE GIPPSLAND LAKES
ACCOMMODATION
FOOD & WINE
LAZY ACRE LOG CABINS
Relax in spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom log cottages, surrounded
by trees and tropical gardens – a short walk to the beach, shops
and eateries. Solar pool, spa, bbq, playground and gazebo. Own
laundry, air conditioning and linen provided. Boat parking available.
35 Roadknight Street, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909 p/ 03 5155 1323
w/ www.lazyacre.com
MCMILLANS OF METUNG
AAA
With the luxury of a resort and the comforts of home, McMillans of Metung
Resort offers its guests an unforgettable experience. Set across 8 acres
of manicured lawns studded with ancient eucalypts with its magnificent
villas and cottages, McMillans provides a perfect getaway that guests can
make their very own.
155 Metung Road, Metung VIC 3904 p/ 03 5156 2283
e/ [email protected] w/ www.mcmillansofmetung.com.au
METUNG HOLIDAY VILLAS
RACV
NOW PET FRIENDLY. For your next getaway to the Gippsland Lakes
stay in one of our 1, 2 or 3 bedroom Villas set in amongst beautiful
trees and terraced gardens. All Villas are self-contained and air
conditioned. Shaded playground and heated swimming pool.
Easy 10 minute walk to town centre.
Crn Mairburn and Stirling Roads, Metung VIC 3904 p/ 03 5156 2306
e/ [email protected] w/ www.metungholidayvillas.com
METUNG WATERS MOTEL & APARTMENTS
Right in the heart of Metung Village. Spacious king, queen or twin bed
motel rooms, all with Kitchenette and Spa bath. One and two bedroom
fully self contained apartments and corner spa bath. Adjacent to
Patterson Park, just 50 metres to the historic Metung Hotel, village
shopping and Lake beach.
9 Kurnai Ave, Metung VIC 3904 p/ 03 5152 2166
e/ [email protected] w/ www.metungwaters.com.au
NICHOLSON RIVER WINERY
Relax with a glass of wine, a local cheese or anti-pasto platter
and take in the view of the Nicholson River. Our flavoursome
wines are grown, handpicked, made and bottled on the Estate.
Wines include Shiraz(Syrah), Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sangiovese,
Cabernet-Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling, Preservative Free
and Botrytis Semillon. Taste the difference!
Open holidays and weekends 10-5, otherwise 10-4 but phone if
possible. Groups by arrangement.
Signposted from Princes Hwy at Nicholson or from Great Alpine
Way at Sarsfield.
Established 1978.
57 Liddells Road Nicholson VIC 3882 p/ 03 5156 8241
e/ [email protected] w/ www.nicholsonriverwinery.com.au
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to Albury
to Mt Hotham
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EAST GIPPSLAND
Canberra
Cann river
Lakes Entrance
Mallacoota
Melbourne
Metung
Paynesville
Omeo
Orbost
Sydney
Traralgon
Bairnsdale
Buchan
Bairnsdale
DISTANCE CHART
Distance between
towns Km’s
78
456
165
36
234
282
31
17
122
90
738
118
428
137
56
204
351
62
88
148
63
744
192
289
429
423
737
440
468
584
365
310
572
134
70
446
151
179
236
76
570
283
206
311
24
51
126
59
745
154
517
220
249
308
145
586
352
314
299
397
373
1054
165
45
122
76
720
149
135
105
749
132
154
901
239
646
209
Buchan
78
Canberra
456
428
Cann river
165
137
289
Lakes Entrance
36
56
429
134
Mallacoota
234
204
423
70
206
Melbourne
282
351
737
446
311
517
Metung
31
62
440
151
24
220
314
Paynesville
17
88
468
179
51
249
299
45
Omeo
122
148
584
236
126
308
397
122
135
Orbost
90
63
365
76
59
145
373
76
105
154
Sydney
738
744
310
570
745
586
1054
720
749
901
646
Traralgon
118
192
572
283
154
352
165
149
132
239
209
855
855
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SANDPIPER HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
Relax, unwind in one of our comfortable air-conditioned
apartments. Centrally located, short stroll to beach, shops and
restaurants. We have studios for couples also 1, 2 and 3 bedroom
apartments for families. Linen supplied, DVD players, flatscreen TV,
solar heated swimming pool, BBQ and heated spa room.
15 Roadknight Street, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909 p/ 03 5155 2323
e/ [email protected] w/ www.sandpiperapartments.com
TAMBERRAH COTTAGES
AAA
Tamberrah Cottages offers a peaceful environment, undercover
parking, and easy access. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, stone
walled lake, and an on-site pizza restaurant. The fully self contained
cottages include BBQ facilities and all guests receive a bottle of
wine and chocolates on arrival, and a daily breakfast basket.
631 Stephenson Rd, Tambo Upper VIC 3885 p/ 03 5156 4663
e/ [email protected] w/ www.tamberrah.com.au
TAMBO PARK COTTAGES
RACV
Peaceful and spacious 2 Bedroom self-catering cottages set
comfortably on 28 acres of rural property. Close to rivers and beaches.
Short 10 min drive to restaurants clubs. Boating, golfing, fishing and
many other activities and attractions. All linen and towels supplied.
Boat parking and washing. Suitable for couples, families and singles.
57 Swan Reach Road, Swan Reach VIC 3903 p/ 03 5156 4440
m/ 0412 038 629 w/ www.tamboparkcottages.com.au
TAMBO RIVER TOURIST PARK
A great place for a relaxing holiday, or a convenient stopover
for travellers. Centrally located for exploring the Rivers, Lakes,
Beaches and Forests. Small quiet Park with grassy powered sites,
comfortable ensuite cabins, campers kitchen and undercover
barbeque area. Pets welcome in offpeak season.
2040 Princes Highway, Swan Reach VIC 3903 p/ 03 5156 4314
e/ [email protected] w/ www.tamborivertouristpark.com
Raymond Island
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THE GIPPSLAND LAKES
ACCOMMODATION
FOOD & WINE
TAMBO WINE
An award winning, boutique winery committed to producing
distinctive classic handmade wines. James Halliday rated “5 stars”
Open for tastings 11am - 5pm Thursday to Sunday and every day
during summer school and public holidays.
96 Pages Road, Tambo Upper VIC 3885 p/ 03 5156 4921
e/ [email protected] w/ www.tambowine.com.au
THE RIVERSLEIGH
Boutique accommodation and function venue.
Located in the heart of Bairnsdale’s central business district on
a quiet street overlooking the Mitchell River. The Riversleigh
features elegant period fittings with tastefully-appointed, modern
rooms, providing a unique accommodation experience.
With 20 rooms designed to meet every-ones individual needs,
you will enjoy beautifully designed rooms, each with an ensuite
and some including spa baths.
The Riversleigh is the perfect location for a Gippsland event.
Combining a unique location with picturesque gardens, stylish
period elegance, modern facilities and on-site catering. The
Riversleigh simply has it all.
1 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale VIC 3875 p/ 03 5152 6966
e/ [email protected] w/ www.riversleigh.com.au
TWO SPOONS CAFÉ
Bringing the Melbourne cafe culture to East Gippsland. The smell
and taste of our coffee will be sure to make you return, along with
our home made gluten free sweets, chocolatier chocolates and
breakfast daily til 1pm. Our produce is also sourced from local
farms and suppliers. Mon-Fri 7.30am - 5pm, Sat 7.30am - 2pm
85 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale VIC 3875 p/ 03 5152 2250
WINDMILL PIZZA
Enjoy a delicious meal in our unique dutch windmill restaurant,
surrounded by gardens, stone walled lake and working waterwheel.
Devonshire teas Wed-Sun 12-4pm; Lunch Fri-Sun 12-2pm; Dinner
Wed-Sun from 5pm till late. Enquire about our group luncheons.
Accommodation available on site at our Tamberrah Cottages.
625 Stephenson Road, Tambo Upper VIC 3885 p/ 03 5156 4983
e/ [email protected] w/ www.tamberrah.com.au
WYANGA PARK WINERY
Free tasting of hand crafted, Estate grown wines. Seasonal lunch
menu. Cruise on board the Gippsland Lakes. Devonshire tea or
tasting platter. Wyanga Park Winery has something to suit every
palate. Cruises departing from the Post Office Jetty Wednesday and
Saturday (more often in peak times) Open 7 days from 9am – 5pm.
248 Baades Road Lakes Entrance VIC 3909 p/ 03 5155 1508
e/ [email protected] w/ www.wyangapark.com.au
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THE GIPPSLAND LAKES
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Lake Victoria, Gippsland Lakes
BAIRNSDALE ARCHERY MINI GOLF & GAMES PARK
East Gippsland’s only Theme Park. With free entry – very affordable
family fun for all ages. Activities include archery, mini golf, golf driving
range, bungee trampoline, baseball/softball/cricket batting cage, space
ball, merry-go-round, go karts, jumping castle, sumo suits, skittles, sand
art and swimming pool. Make this the highlight of your holiday.
459 Princes Hwy, Lucknow VIC 3875 p/ 03 5156 8655
e/ [email protected] w/ www.bairnsdalefunpark.com.au
GIPPSLAND HIGH COUNTRY TOURS
Ecotours and walks for those who are curious about the natural
world. A range of 3-7 day departures explore natural areas including
the Snowy River, Croajingolong, Errinundra and Alpine National
Parks. Over 20 years experience. Local guides share their love and
knowledge of the natural environment with small groups.
PO Box 69, Bruthen VIC 3885 p/ 03 5157 5556
e/ [email protected] w/ www.gippslandhighcountrytours.com.au
GRIFFITHS SEA SHELL MUSEUM & MARINE DISPLAY
See one of the largest private collections of natural marine life in
our internationally acclaimed Museum, established in 1962.
Over 90,000 world-wide shells, rare and strange sea creatures,
Pandora coral reef room, aquarium, live local shells and fish,
plus gift shop and model railway display.
125 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909 p/ 03 5155 1538
e/ [email protected]
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THE GIPPSLAND LAKES
ACCOMMODATION
FOOD & WINE
RIGHT TRACK TOURS
Boutique tour operator; small group experience; personalised service.
Monthly tours include wineries and local attractions. Tours customised
for any destination/activity. Multi day tours from Melbourne via Philllip
Island or direct. Or pick up at Bairnsdale railway station for single or
multi day tours, including accommodation. Senior discount on most tours.
p/ 03 5156 8884 m/ 0497 860 099
e/ [email protected] w/ www.righttracktours.com.au
SEA SAFARI ECO TOURS & WATER TAXI
Operates on the calm waterways around Lakes Entrance. One hour
or 2.5 hour educative Sea-Safaris depart from Post Office Jetty.
Accredited Eco-Guide.
Water-taxi service available to remote lake-side locations.
Post Office Jetty, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909 p/ 04585 11438
w/ www.lakes-explorer.com.au
SKIN SOLUTIONS MEDISPA & CLINIC
The beautiful Medispa consists of a team of qualified Beauty and
Massage therapists, Foot Reflexologist, Nutritionist and Cosmetic
Nurses, Hydrotherapy, Infrared Sauna, Micro-pigmentation,
Relaxation Lounge and much more. LEVEL ONE Studio offers
Boutique Accommodation, Spa Packages and Wellness Retreats.
8 Fleisher St, Paynesville VIC 3880 p/ 03 5156 1114
w/ www.skinsolutionsclinics.com.au
Lakes Entrance
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EAST GIPPSLAND
THE HIGH COUNTRY
Set high in the Great Dividing Range,
the Omeo Region is one of Victoria’s
best kept secrets; beautiful vistas,
high country hospitality, adventure
activities and a region rich in history
and heritage.
Discover the National Parks, the Australian
Alps walking track, crystal clear rivers,
historic huts, camping spots, horse riding, fly
fishing, galleries, wineries and golf courses.
The spectacular Great Alpine Road is
Australia’s highest sealed road, with yearround access. It takes you from the top
of Victoria’s High Country, down to the
magnificent lakes and coastal country of
East Gippsland.
There are many touring routes and 4WD
adventures off the Great Alpine Road in
the Australian Alps to ensure you feel
invigorated and far away from the hustle
and bustle. Meander through the historic
towns within the region, and enjoy good
high country food at the cafes and pubs.
Take your time, enjoy some of the local
produce and make sure that you stay a
while to experience the High Country
difference.
To find out more about our unique towns and villages, visit
us at www.discovereastgippsland.com.au/regions/greatalpine-road or call one of our Visitor Information Centres on
1800 637 060
EXPLORE OUR TOWNS
& VILLAGES
Benambra
Victoria’s first cattle station and now
a village offering access to the Three
Brothers mountain peaks and Lake Omeo,
which is renowned for its fly-fishing.
Cassilis
Once a thriving mining community and
now a ghost town and home to the original
goldfields, the mines are a popular tourist
attraction with many relics of the gold
mining era.
Omeo
As well as its high country plains, fresh
air and bush landscape, Omeo offers
landmarks that reflect its gold-mining
heritage. Visit the Oriental Claims, or go
white water rafting or trout fishing on the
Mitta Mitta.
Swift’s Creek and Ensay
The High Country
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THE HIGH COUNTRY
Take the scenic route around these towns
in the beautiful Tambo Valley and take
in the incredible high country scenery or
sample the local grape offerings at high
altitude wineries.
Main Street, Omeo
White water rafting, Mitta Mitta River
10 GREAT REASONS TO EXPLORE THE HIGH COUNTRY
01 Drive the iconic Great Alpine Road,
06 Take your pick of some of the most
tranquil and isolated camping areas in
Victoria.
unparalleled for its stunning views and
driving experience.
02 The Alpine National Park is a bush
walkers’ paradise, immerse yourself in
the amazing flora and fauna.
03 See the High Country as the pioneers
did: from horseback.
04 Re-visit the heady days of the gold
rush when you take in the beautiful
architecture and heritage listed
buildings of Omeo
07 See some of the most stunning
wilderness in the world from vantage
points in the High Country.
08 Enjoy estate-grown and made wines
and nibbles or, choose a boutique beer
to suit your tastes.
09 From cruisy cross-country mountain
bike tours to high-altitude adventure,
see the High Country from another
perspective.
05 Whether it’s a peaceful paddle or an
adrenalin-pumping adventure, white
water rafting is a unique way to enjoy
the High Country.
10
Explore the High Country at your own
pace on one of the many 4WD and
touring routes that traverse the region.
For more inspiration, contact our Visitor Information Centre on 1800 637 060 or
visit www.discovereastgippsland.com.au/things-to-do
View to the Three Brothers
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THE HIGH COUNTRY
PLACES TO STAY, WINE & DINE
OMEO CARAVAN PARK
Lou, Sandi and Pirra welcome you to stay and enjoy the beautiful
tree lined park on the Livingstone Creek, a short walk from Omeo
town. Base your holiday here to visit the High Country, snowfields
and surrounding areas. Fishing, bushwalk, cycle, 4WD, raft or just
relax. Don’t ask us how nice it is, ask someone who has visited.
p/ 03 5159 1351
e/ [email protected]
THE BLUE DUCK INN
Standing in splendid isolation on the Cobungra River, surrounded
by a milliion acres of National Park. Situated on the Omeo Highway
between Omeo and Falls Creek, the Duck is renowned for its fine
food and local wine. We offer accommodation in six self-contained
cabins. A unique experience not to be missed.
2855 Omeo Hwy, Anglers Rest VIC 3898 p/ 03 5159 7220
e/ [email protected] w/ www.blueduckinn.com.au
THE GOLDEN AGE MOTEL
Call into the Golden Age Hotel/Motel to experience our old fashion
hospitality, a cold beer and one of the best steaks going.
The Golden Age has 15 ensuite rooms and 6 budgets rooms,
catering for everyone. Open 7 days a week.
189 Day Avenue, Omeo VIC 3898 p/ 03 5159 1344
e/ [email protected] w/ www.goldenageomeo.com.au
THE HIGH COUNTRY
THINGS TO SEE & DO
PACKERS HIGH COUNTRY HORSE RIDING
Adventurous horse trail riding in the high country.
Callaghans Road, Anglers Rest VIC 3898 p/ 03 5159 7241
e/ [email protected] w/ www.horsetreks.com
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THE HIGH COUNTRY & SNOWY RIVER
ACCOMMODATION
FOOD & WINE
EAST GIPPSLAND
SNOWY RIVER COUNTRY
A major river in south-eastern Australia,
the mighty Snowy River begins in
Kosciuszko National Park and winds
352 kilometres south until it reaches
the sea at Marlo, in East Gippsland.
Snowy River Country spans from the
forests to the sea, including the rugged
high country around McKillops Bridge, the
honeycomb labyrinth of the Buchan Caves
to the majestic stands of remnant coastal
rainforest near Marlo and Cape Conran
Coastal Park. Discover the adventure,
legend and romance of the Snowy River in
the towns of Buchan, Marlo and Orbost, or
the high country settlements of Goongerah,
Bonang, Bendoc and Tubbut.
Buchan Caves
Take a day or two to explore Snowy River
Country on the Snowy River Country Trail,
a 285 kilometre drive through the region’s
magnificent natural and heritage attractions.
The trail is suitable for cars all year round
but not for caravans or trailers as some roads
may be unsealed, narrow or windy in parts.
You can choose to raft it, walk it, 4WD it,
or just take photos of it – the Snowy is all
about adventure. This region has much
to offer - Buchan Caves, Snowy River and
Alpine National Park, and towns that are
brimming with country hospitality.
The Slab Hut, Orbost
To find out more about our unique towns and villages,
visit us at www.discovereastgippsland.com.au/regions/
snowy-river-country or call one of our Visitor Information
Centres on 1800 637 060.
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EXPLORE OUR TOWNS
& VILLAGES
Buchan
Situated in a picturesque valley, Buchan is
renowned for its limestone caves, cliffs and
the Buchan River. There is plenty more for
visitors to see and do including horse riding,
bush walking and relaxing.
Bendoc/Bonang/
Goongerah/Tubbut
Four small hamlets on the Snowy River
Country Trail, these towns sit in one of the
most beautiful corners of Victoria. Take in
the spectacular sights of the Snowy River
National Park and historic McKillops Bridge
- said to be one of the longest arc-welded
steel truss road bridges in the world.
10 GREAT REASONS
TO EXPLORE SNOWY
RIVER COUNTRY
01 The Slab Hut Visitor Information
Centre is an authentic early settler’s
hut, home to a wealth of information
and historical memorabilia.
02 Experience plenty of fishing activity at
Marlo’s Snowy River estuary.
03 Get pedalling… Whether a beginner or
a professional in the saddle there is a
ride to suit every level.
04 Visit Little River Falls, a beautiful
waterfall plunging 20 metres into a
deep, clear pool.
05 Take a horse riding trail and
experience the legend first-hand.
06 Marvel at the spectacular Stony Creek
Marlo
Bridge, the largest wooden trestle
bridge in the Southern Hemisphere.
Where the ‘Snowy meets the Sea’, Marlo
is a tranquil seaside town at the mouth of
the Snowy River. Enjoy some of the best
perch and bream fishing in Australia, go
bush walking or bird-watching, visit remote
beaches or get a taste of history aboard the
Paddle Steamer PS Curlip.
08 Experience the vibrancy of Snowy
Nowa Nowa
09 Choose from caving, horse riding,
History, art and nature converge in the small
village of Nowa Nowa. Once a stronghold of
the local timber industry, it is now an art and
fishing paradise. Discover the abundance of
birds and other wildlife on one of the many
sign-posted walks.
Orbost
Surrounded by coastal rainforests and
hinterland, Orbost has a rich history of
riverboats and steamers, farmers, gold and
timber mills. Experience high plateaus and
ancient old-growth mountain forests, or simply
pedal along the East Gippsland Rail Trail.
07 Explore the stunning Errinundra
National Park - home to Victoria’s
largest remaining cool temperate
rainforest.
River Country’s artists and artisans.
water adventure and exploring the
wilderness, or combine them all into
one action-packed adventure.
10 Enjoy elevated views of the estuary,
river mouth and coastline from the
Snowy River Estuary Walk.
For more inspiration, contact our Visitor Information
Centre on 1800 637 060 or visit
www.discovereastgippsland.com.au/things-to-do
Marlo
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SNOWY RIVER COUNTRY
ACCOMMODATION
FOOD & WINE
SNOWY RIVER COUNTRY
PLACES TO STAY, WINE & DINE
Snowy River, Orbost
ORBOST COUNTRY ROAD MOTOR INN
For a Great Place to Stay then the Orbost Country Roads
Motor Inn is your destination. With 14 ground floor motel units with
large off street parking, in-ground swimming pool, FREE internet,
Foxtel and breakfast served to rooms, this well-equipped motel
will allow guests to enjoy all the Snowy River Country has to offer.
94-96 Salisbury Street, Orbost VIC 3888. p/ 03 5154 2500
e/ [email protected] w/ www.ocri.com.au
SNOWY RIVER WILDERNEST RETREAT
Situated midway between Orbost and Buchan you can get away
from the phone, traffic and stress in this Australian bush setting
bordered by National Parks and the famous Snowy River. With two
comfortable fully self-contained farmhouses, each with river views,
alternate power, abundant bird and wildlife, and fresh country air!
91 Jonkers Road, North Bete Bolong VIC 3888 p/ 03 5154 1923
e/ [email protected] w/ www.snowyriverwildernest.com.au
TABBARA LODGE MARLO
Tabbara Lodge Marlo offers boutique style family accommodation
in the heart of Marlo. All units are self contained, with linen
supplied and air conditioned. Set in beautiful garden surrounds
with a salt water swimming pool, undercover BBQ area, room to
park your boat and you can even bring the dog.
1 Marlo Road, Marlo VIC 3888 p/ 03 5154 8231
e/ [email protected] w/ www.tabbaralodgemarlo.com.au
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SNOWY RIVER COUNTRY
THINGS TO SEE & DO
BUCHAN CAVES RESERVE – AN UNDERGROUND WONDERLAND
Forty-five minutes from Lakes Entrance lies a reserve of spectacular caves. Take a
ranger-led tour of the Royal and Fairy caves (conducted every day except Christmas Day),
to explore amazing underground limestone formations that formed over thousands of years.
You can also take a scenic bushwalk and enjoy the variety of birds and native animals
which visit the reserve every day. For those wanting to stay overnight, a range of
accommodation is available at Buchan Caves Reserve including camping sites,
self-contained cabins and Wilderness Retreats. Bookings are essential.
Whatever the season, take the time to explore, experience and enjoy all that
Buchan Caves Reserve has to offer.
Buchan Caves Reserve, Caves Road, Buchan VIC 3885
p/ 13 1963
e/ [email protected]
w/ www.parks.vic.gov.au
McKillops Bridge
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SNOWY RIVER COUNTRY & THE COASTAL WILDERNESS
EAST GIPPSLAND
THE COASTAL WILDERNESS
Lake Barracude, Croajingolong National Park
One of the most accessible and pristine
coastal wilderness areas, midway
between Melbourne, Sydney and
Canberra is Croajingolong National
Park and the Wilderness Coast.
100 kilometres of rugged and unspoilt
coastline plus pristine eucalypt forest,
rainforest and heathland combine to
offer a rare glimpse of wilderness, wildlife
and adventure including indigenous
and endangered species in their native
environment.
Mild winter and summer temperatures make
it an ideal destination in any season for
camping, bush walking or even day trips
from nearby towns.
Point HIcks Lighthouse
Plan a coastal walk, bird watching
expedition or boat and fish with ease. View
panoramic coastline from Genoa Peak, the
giant sand dune grandeur at Thurra River or
tour the historic lights stations of Point Hicks
and Gabo Island.
Embrace the essence of beauty in the Coastal
Wilderness and its hinterland, and you will
be sure to experience something unique.
To find out more about our unique towns and villages, visit us
at www.discovereastgippsland.com.au/regions/croajingolong
or call one of our Visitor Information Centres on 1800 637 060
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Croajingolong National Park
Genoa Peak
EXPLORE OUR TOWNS
& VILLAGES
Cann River
The ultimate crossroad, Cann River is
a good place from which to explore
Croajingolong National Park, Point Hicks
lighthouse and the ancient rainforests
of Victoria’s far east. It is also a popular
roadside stop, a place to pick up supplies
and rest awhile.
Croajingolong National Park
Following the far-eastern coastline of
Victoria for 100 kilometres and covering
87,500 hectares, the Park is a UNESCO
World Biosphere Reserve that cocoons
and protects remote beaches, tall forests,
heathland, rainforest, estuaries and
granite peaks.
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THE COASTAL WILDERNESS
Bemm River
One of East Gippsland’s premier fishing
destinations, Bemm River has recently
also become a favourite with bird-watchers,
bush walkers and eco tourists who appreciate
its natural beauty and prevalent wildlife.
Cape Conran
Visit the Cape and experience wild ocean
beaches and banksia woodlands, home to
birds and wildlife, including seals. Pitch a
tent and camp under the stars while you
explore and unwind.
Mallacoota
A perfect place to relax or stay and explore
the pristine coastal wilderness of East
Gippsland. Mallacoota is a year-round
destination to enjoy walking, fishing,
boating, canoeing, cruising, golfing, surfing
and bird watching or to explore the bush in
your 4WD.
10 GREAT REASONS TO EXPLORE THE COASTAL WILDERNESS
01 Climb to the top of Genoa Peak to enjoy
superb views over the Croajingolong
wilderness coastline, Gabo Island and
Mallacoota Inlet.
02 Be fascinated by the diverse, and
beautiful, underwater marine life with
popular dive sites including Beware
Reef, Point Hicks and Cape Howe.
03 It’s not all wilderness along the coast,
there are great places to stop and enjoy
perfectly brewed coffee, stacked high
hamburgers and delicious treats.
04 There are bountiful fishing opportunities
across the Coastal Wilderness. Cast a
line, launch your kayak or head to one
of the stunning surf beaches.
05 Follow the boardwalk on the Cape
Conran Nature Trail and learn about the
Indigenous significance of the area.
06 Go cycling and take in the sights
of this beautiful piece of Australia.
07 Immerse yourself in the serenity of the
wilderness and make the most of public
camping spots in the National Park.
08 Cape Conran’s renowned Wilderness
Retreats are a truly unique way to enjoy
the stunning natural environment of
the Cape.
09 Visit Point Hicks, where Captain
Cook first saw Australia in 1770 and
marvel at the majestic lighthouse and
scenic beauty.
10 A must-see for the wildlife lover, Gipsy
Point is home to 280 species of birds.
For more inspiration, contact our Visitor
Information Centre on 1800 637 060 or visit
www.discovereastgippsland.com.au/things-to-do
OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE - EAST GIPPSLAND www.discovereastgippsland.com.au or phone 1800 637 060
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THE COASTAL WILDERNESS
PLACES TO STAY, WINE & DINE
CAPE CONRAN COASTAL PARK
Beautiful timber cabins and lodge. Unique wilderness retreats
(eco tents). Natural bush camping. Great facilities with opportunities
for wildlife tours, respite care and improved park access for all.
All on the back of East Cape Beach with walking, canoe and boat
launches, picnic grounds, surfing and fishing.
Yeerung River Road, Cape Conran VIC 3888 p/ 03 5154 8438
e/ [email protected] w/ www.conran.net.au
GIPSY POINT LAKESIDE
SELF RATED
Gipsy Point Lakeside is surrounded by fabulous native gardens,
adjacent the headwaters of Mallacoota Inlet in the middle of the
UNESCO listed Croajingolong World Biosphere Reserve and the
heart of Australia’s Coastal Wilderness.
Our beautifully equipped modern and spacious self-contained
one and two bedroom luxury apartments all feature floor-to-ceiling
windows and private veranda with great views of the water.
Enjoy quality accommodation and facilities including airconditioning, dishwasher, large screen LCD television, pool, BBQ,
canoes, a licensed boutique shop with wildlife, wilderness and
fishing right at your door. We even have motorised hire boats (no
licence required) to explore the pristine Mallacoota Inlet.
Ideally located halfway along the Sydney-Melbourne Coastal
Drive. Available for overnight, but you will wish you stayed longer!
261 Gipsy Point Road, Gipsy Point VIC 3891 p/ 03 5158 8200
e/ [email protected] w/ www.gipsylakeside.com
THE COASTAL WILDERNESS
THINGS TO SEE & DO
CAPTAIN JOHN GERARD’S WILDERNESS RIVER CRUISES
Enjoy a wilderness treat aboard the Gypsy Princess a comfortable
all weather boat, with on-board toilet and afternoon tea served.
Cruise through forested waterways along the Genoa and Wallagaragh
Rivers and Maramingo Creek. Photo opportunities of water dragons
and birdlife including the beautiful azure king fisher and sea eagles.
p/ 0418 279 997 (8am - 9pm)
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THE COASTAL WILDERNESS
ACCOMMODATION
FOOD & WINE

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