A tranquil drive along the Tambo River leads you to the picture-perfect waterfront village of Metung. Set at the end of a peninsula, Metung is almost completely surrounded by the Gippsland Lakes, offering 360 degree views of glassy water and gently bobbing boats in the marina. The laidback town inspires many local artisans who have set up boutique galleries in town.


With easy access boat ramps, jetties, mooring facilities, bait shops and boat charter, the town enthusiastically caters to those wanting to get onto the water. Metung is the perfect place to learn to sail with easy-to-navigate waters and the absence of tides, rocks and reefs.

Fish from the jetties, along the Metung Boardwalk or the Tambo river. There is an abundance of opportunities to land yellow eye mullet, galaxias, bream and trout. Boats and kayaks are available for hire.


Take a picturesque stroll around the edge of Bancroft Bay along the Metung Boardwalk. Or,  follow the banks of the creek along Boxes Creek Walking Trail, keeping a watch out for sea eagles and kingfishers.

ABORIGINAL HERITAGELegend Rock is one of the eleven Indigenous sites of significance on the Bataluk Cultural Trail. Gurnaikurnai legend holds that a fisherman was turned into a rock for being greedy with his day’s catch.

Part of the: Coastal Discovery Drive route

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What Locals Love About Metung

Kim Kleinitz

The Metung Boardwalk offers the perfect vantage point to catch the sun rise over Lake King. It’s a 2km stroll along the water’s edge into the village, with the promise of a great coffee. Misty mornings, boats bobbing at anchor, and the stillness of the lake sets you up for a great day.

Kim Kleinitz