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Pillar Point, Wilsons Promontory

Admire spectacular views

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Tidal River, Wilsons Promontory

Meet the locals

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Wander through quaint villages

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Tarra Bulga National Park

Discover Gippsland's natural beauty

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Gippsland is vast and diverse stretching from just east of Melbourne all the way to the NSW border.


The region features Australia’s largest inland waterway, the Gippsland Lakes, the seasonally snow-capped peaks of Victoria’s Alps, splendid waterfalls, vast rivers, pristine beaches and untouched wilderness.


At the southern tip of the Australian mainland you’ll find much-loved Wilsons Promontory, Victoria’s largest coastal wilderness. Against a backdrop of Australia’s bush, walking tracks thread their way through shady fern gullies and eucalypt forest. Turquoise waters lap upon secluded beaches. An abundance of wildlife greets every adventurer.

Gippsland Lakes

Gippsland is home to the Gippsland Lakes, Australia’s largest inland waterway. Magical sunsets paint the sky. Waterfront villages offer up a bounty of fresh seafood.

National Park

A must-see on the drive between Melbourne and Sydney is the magnificent Croajingolong National Park. This naturalist’s paradise offers a rare glimpse into a place of such ecological significance that the park is listed as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. With pristine beaches, rugged mountain valleys, lush rainforest and a staggering array of flora and fauna, Mother Nature was really upping the ante here.

Gold rush history

Gippsland has its own claim to the Victorian goldrush. The sleepy mountain-side town of Walhalla is a real hidden gem. The postcard-perfect town is tucked in to a deep valley. It’s a true testimony to the goldrush era.

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Gippsland Region

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Be Inspired

  • Buy the freshest seafood straight of the boat along the Esplanade at Lakes Entrance.
  • Drive the Great Alpine Road, one of the finest driving routes in Victoria, if not Australia.
  • Head out on the water and see the unique granite coastline of Wilsons Prom from a different perspective on a wilderness cruise.
  • Learn Dreamtime stories and learn the ancient culture of the first inhabitants of the region.
  • Explore the pristine wilderness of the Croajingolong National Park, and keep your eyes peeled for white bellied sea eagles.
  • Get off the beaten track and discover the cool climate wines that are growing in reputation. There are more than 20 cellar doors open to visitors.
  • Sit back and let the train take the strain with an historical ride back through time on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway.

Visit Towns of the Gippsland Region

Create your experience in the Gippsland Region

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Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centre

Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centre in East Gippsland is ideally situated at the start of the Great Alpine Road and a focal point on the Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Route, serving…

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Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments

Captains Cove offers beautiful Waterfront self-contained apartments on the Paynesville canals, in the heart of the Gippsland Lakes. Private boat jetties, indoor heated swimming pool & tennis court making this…

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Central Gippsland Visitor Information Centre

The Central Gippsland Visitor Centre can provide you with information to assist you in your travels through the Wellington Shire region and make your stay more enjoyable. You will find…

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Country House Retreat

Situated in the Gippsland Lakes region, Country House Retreat offers luxury self-contained accommodation, nestled between 50 acres of peaceful pastures and native bush.   The beautifully appointed home features four bedrooms…

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Inverloch Visitor Information Centre

The Inverloch Visitor Information Centre provides a one-stop shop for information, accommodation bookings and ticket sales. The friendly staff and volunteers will happily assist you with booking accommodation including holiday…

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Karbeethong Lodge

Karbeethong Lodge is a stylish boutique guesthouse on the south east coast of Australia – the ideal location for a regenerating and relaxing stay. The sea is only a short…

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Latrobe Visitor Information Centre

The Latrobe Visitor Information Centre is located in the ‘Gippsland Performing Arts Centre’ next to the Traralgon Library). Friendly staff and volunteers can assist you with information on the Latrobe…

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Maffra Visitor Information Centre

The Maffra Visitor Information Centre serves this beautiful country town of approximately 5,300 people, situated 220 kilometres east of Melbourne in the Wellington Shire. It is the centre of the…

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Mariners Cove Motel & Apartments

Welcome to Mariners Cove Motel and Apartments. You will love the central location, right in the heart of the Gippsland Lakes. The motel rooms overlook the Paynesville canals, while the…

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Metung Hot Springs

Metung Hot Springs features geothermal hot spring pools, bathing barrels with picturesque cliff top views of Lake King, massaging thermal showers, reflexology walk, relaxation viewing lounges of site and surrounds, pampering…

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Metung Visitor Information Centre

Metung Visitor Information Centre is centrally located in the Village and is open seven days per week, available to assist visitors to Metung and surrounds with local information. They can…

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Omeo Region Visitor Information Centre

Set high in the Great Dividing Range, the Omeo Region is one of Victoria’s best keep secrets where you can lose yourself in the experience. Whether it is the history…

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Pennicott Wilderness Journeys-Wilsons Promontory Cruise

Discover the beautiful granite coastline and unique wilderness of the Wilsons Promontory National Park on our 2½ hour Wilsons Promontory Cruise, part of our award winning Pennicott Wilderness Journeys yellow…

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South Gippsland Visitor Information Centre

South Gippsland Visitor Information Service – Foster is an easy one and a half hour drive from Melbourne; the region suits day, weekend, or longer getaways. Explore Wilson’s Promontory National…

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Tallawarra Homestead

Tallawarra Homestead is situated in Tonimbuk, a picturesque location in West Gippsland, an hour’s drive from the Melbourne CBD. Set on 100 acres (40.48 hectares) of undulating pastures and bush…

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The Inverloch Glamping Co

The Inverloch Glamping Co brings together refined and contemporary comfort with the great outdoors. The ideal adults only glamping retreat, you can enjoy an authentic camping experience, whilst staying in…

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The Stables Cafe Est 1889

The concept of hygge encompasses an atmosphere of warmth, wellbeing and cosiness. It’s when you feel at peace & are able to enjoy simple pleasures and be in the moment. Inspired by this concept, Gina & Danny wanted to create a social space where anyone could come and enjoy delicious food & drink in the heart of Bendigo.

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Venture Out Australia

Venture Out is based on the beautiful Gippsland Lakes in Lakes Entrance and specialises in riding and paddling experiences. Take part in the tours or just hire the gear for…

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Walhalla’s Star Hotel

Walhalla’s Star Hotel provides stylish accommodation in twelve large suites in the heart of the township. For over 22 years, Walhalla’s Star Hotel has provided a fabulous break from the…

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Waverley House Cottages

Contemporary self catering cottages paired with traditional warm country hospitality. Perfectly located – close enough to Lakes Entrance township and famous beaches, but far enough away to capture the tranquility…

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Wildlife Coast Cruises

Wildlife Coast Cruises has over 20 years experience in operating cruises around Phillip Island, Seal Rocks, French Island, Westernport Bay and Wilson’s Promontory. A proud leader in eco-tourism, WCC boasts…

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Yarram Visitor Information Centre

Wellington Shire’s Yarram Visitor Information Centre is located in the historic Yarram Courthouse building located in Commercial Road. Offering visitors an extensive stock of brochures and local guides, arts and…

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20 Facts About Gippsland


Part of the: Coastal Discovery Drive route

Plan your trip in the Gippsland Region

Gippsland is vast and beautifully diverse. Stretching from east of Melbourne all the way to the NSW border, the ever-changing landscape embraces Australia’s largest inland waterway, the snow-capped peaks of the Victoria Alps, cascading waterfalls, and mountain rivers to deserted, pristine beaches and untouched wilderness.

Be surrounded by the wilderness

Take in the breathtaking views of Wilsons Promontory at Pillar Point.

What Locals Love About the Gippsland Region

Sammi Reynolds

We are truly blessed to call Gippsland home, especially if you have a love for community, produce, ocean and wilderness. To think that from driving out of my front gate, I can be either at the beach in half an hour or the snow in two hours, truly remarkable! There are not too many places that people call home that they can say that about.

Sammi Reynolds

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We have the world’s largest silt jetties at Eagle Point, the Ninety-Mile Beach, a cave system at Buchan older than the pyramids, two hours to Australia’s premier ski resorts, the list goes on…. What’s not to love!

Joe Rettino

Sophie Sandy

Gippsland is just amazing. The whole region is about the size of Switzerland and the variety of landscapes can change around every corner

Sophie Sandy

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