Beach at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Gippsland

Southern Right Whales, Humpback Whales, the Burrunan dolphin & about 20,000 waterbirds use the Lake Entrance area.

Gippsland is an amazing region located in the south-eastern corner of Victoria. With its lush green landscapes and stunning natural wonders, it's no wonder why it's become a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike. Whether you're looking for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life or an adventurous getaway that will have you exploring new places and meeting new people, there's something for everyone in Gippsland!

What to See & Do in Gippsland

Gippsland is home to some truly incredible sights. From the Ninety Mile Beach to the majestic mountain peaks of the Alpine National Park, there’s something here for everyone. Whether you want to take a dip in one of the many pristine lakes or explore one of the many national parks, there’s plenty to keep you busy during your stay in Gippsland.

The Great Outdoors

Gippsland is known for its stunning natural beauty. The region is home to some of the most pristine beaches in Australia, as well as lush rainforests and rugged mountains. There are plenty of activities to enjoy here – from swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Ninety Mile Beach to exploring the trails of Tarra Bulga National Park. And if you want an even closer look at the area’s wild side, you can visit one of Gippsland’s many wildlife parks and zoos, like Phillip Island Wildlife Park or Healesville Sanctuary.

The numbers of Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales using the Lake Entrance area have shown increases in recent years as the populations have recovered. The lakes are home to about 50 of the recently described species of Bottlenose dolphin, the Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis). The other 150 or so of this rare species are to be found in Port Phillip. The wetlands provide habitat for about 20,000 waterbirds – including birds from as far afield as Siberia and Alaska.

Tastes and Treats

Gippsland also boasts a wide array of culinary delights. From locally grown fruits and vegetables to freshly caught seafood – there’s something here to satisfy every palate. You can sample some of these treats at one of the area’s many farmers' markets or restaurants; try a bowl of fresh mussels from Mussel Barge on Lakes Entrance or dig into a delicious steak pie from Mill Markets in Sale. And be sure not to miss out on some local tipples; Gippsland produces some excellent wines, ciders and beers that are definitely worth trying!

Experience Culture & History

Gippsland is also home to an abundance of cultural attractions – from museums and galleries showcasing Indigenous artworks and early settler history, to fascinating heritage sites like Strzelecki Heritage Centre in Sale or Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place near Traralgon. There are also plenty of events throughout the year that celebrate Gippslan's rich cultural heritage; don't miss out on festivals like Strzelecki Festival or Woodglen Music Festival!

All in all, Gippsland offers something for everyone; whether you're looking for outdoor experiences or cultural attractions – there's sure to be something here that will capture your heart! So why not plan your next adventure down under? this beautiful part of Victoria has something for everyone! Whether you're looking for a serene escape from everyday life or an exciting adventure into nature, Gippsland has it all waiting for you! Make sure not to miss out on this unique corner of Australia - book your trip today!

 



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  • Barmah National Park - Echuca
    Barmah National Park - Echuca
    Discover the serene beauty of Barmah National Park, nestled by the winding Murray River near Echuca.
  • Phillip Island Surf
    Phillip Island Surf
    From ultra-blue waves to bright turquoise tides, Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island is the dream destination for beachgoers and surfers alike.
  • Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
    Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
    Luna Park, Melbourne's iconic amusement park, is a place of laughter and fun. But did you know that it also has a darker side?
  • Craigs' Hut
    Craigs' Hut
    Mount Stirling is located a 3 hour drive from Melbourne and it is here you will find Craig's Hut, the famous cattlemen's hut featured in The Man From Snowy River.
  • Melbourne's Southbank
    Melbourne's Southbank
    Southbank is located along 2km of the Yarra River and lined by wide pedestrian promenades offering scenic views of the river and city skyline.
  • River Trading
    River Trading
    Paddlesteamers are a part of Australia's romantic culture. While an integral part of the Murray transport system, they combined the magic of outback Australia and the River itself.
  • Ballarat
    Ballarat
    Ballarat is the most significant gold rush boomtown in Australia, which saw the Victorian gold rush of the 1850's transform Ballarat from a small sheep station to a major settlement.
  • Tracks, trails and reserves
    Tracks, trails and reserves
    When trekking through the Victorian High Country make sure to hit the tracks and trails of national parks and reserves across the High Country.
  • The Twelve Apostles
    The Twelve Apostles
    The 12 Apostles is one of the most visited natural sites in Australia and this coastline is responsible for the sinking of up to eighty vessels.
Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne

Luna Park, Melbourne's iconic amusement park, is a place of laughter and fun. But did you know that it also has a darker side?

Barmah National Park - Echuca
Barmah National Park - Echuca

Discover the serene beauty of Barmah National Park, nestled by the winding Murray River near Echuca.

Melbourne's Southbank
Melbourne's Southbank

Southbank is located along 2km of the Yarra River and lined by wide pedestrian promenades offering scenic views of the river and city skyline.

Craigs' Hut
Craigs' Hut

Mount Stirling is located a 3 hour drive from Melbourne and it is here you will find Craig's Hut, the famous cattlemen's hut featured in The Man From Snowy River.

The Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles

The 12 Apostles is one of the most visited natural sites in Australia and this coastline is responsible for the sinking of up to eighty vessels.

Ballarat
Ballarat

Ballarat is the most significant gold rush boomtown in Australia, which saw the Victorian gold rush of the 1850's transform Ballarat from a small sheep station to a major settlement.

Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island
Phillip Island Surf

From ultra-blue waves to bright turquoise tides, Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island is the dream destination for beachgoers and surfers alike.

River Trading
River Trading

Paddlesteamers are a part of Australia's romantic culture. While an integral part of the Murray transport system, they combined the magic of outback Australia and the River itself.

Victoria - Overview
About Victoria

Victoria combines heritage, nature, arts, architecture and class. It has a variety of landscapes from the dry outback, to snowy mountains & lush forests to an inspiring coastline.

Tracks, trails and reserves
Tracks, trails and reserves

When trekking through the Victorian High Country make sure to hit the tracks and trails of national parks and reserves across the High Country.


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