Along the banks of the Snowy River where the plains meet the sea lies the sweet town of Orbost. Rolling hills, gloriously rich farmland, dramatic coastlines and mountain forests surround the town creating its nature-loving vibe.


Orbost marks the end of the epic 96km East Gippsland Rail Trail, passing through whispering forests and frolicking hills. Tackle all or part of the ride with Snowy River Cycling, offering fully guided tours, bike hire or transport options.


Orbost is surrounded by spectacular landscapes. Head to the coast for stunning beaches like Cape Conran Coastal Park, an idyllic half-moon bay bookended by rocky outcrops. There is fantastic coastal hiking, entrenched in Aboriginal dreamtime stories.
Head north to Snowy River National Park where wild landscapes put on a spectacular show with rocky ridges, deep gorges and jaw dropping views. Take the Little River Gorge Walk to explore the ridge of one of Victoria’s deepest gorges looming at 600 metres high. Discover the spectacular cascade on the Raymond Creek Falls Walk, plunging a fearless 20 metres into a deep, clear pool below.

Part of the: Coastal Discovery Drive route

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What Locals Love About Orbost

Sammi Reynolds

Have you ever walked down the main street in a town and almost every person smiles or says hello regardless whether you are local or not? In Orbost they do! This is the sense of warmth that our community has, where the business owners are welcoming and the locals are knowledgeable. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Sammi Reynolds