Major Attractions

Gippsland is blessed with a diversity of landscape and environment and is home to rolling green hills and ocean waves. With its open spaces, spectacular scenery and friendly people, its also a playground…
 
A place where you can enjoy a great range of activities, from adventure, to relaxing and simply experiencing an escape from life’s noise and stress.

ALPINE NATIONAL PARK

More than 646,000 hectares of mountains, waterfalls, gorges, high plains and native plants and animals make up the Alpine National Park. Many scenic walks and drives allow you to take in the splendour of the park with its adventure activities, old gold mining sites.
Location: 5km north east of Licola, or 15km north west of Dargo
Phone: Parks Victoria 13 1963

GIPPSLAND HERITAGE PARK

Step back into a village of the 1840’s or 1850’s with its National Trust classified buildings and machinery of that era. The London built Iron House "Loren" and Angus McMillan’s red gum homestead relocated from Bushy Park. A unique collection of memorabilia and horse drawn vehicles all make up the re-created village.
Location: Princes Freeway, Moe – next to McDonalds Moe
Phone: 5127 3082
Open: Daily

GIPPSLAND GARDENS

Diversity is yet another outstanding part of the Gippsland landscape. Visitor centres in Gippsland can provide a copy of the "Experience Gippsland Gardens" brochure highlighting over 20 beautiful civic and private gardens, a wide range of nurseries, florists & growers that can be visited during your stay in the region.
Location: Brochure available from Gippsland Visitor Information Centres

GIPPSLAND GOURMET COUNTRY

Set amidst rolling green hills and lush valleys, this drive highlights the food and wine treasures of Gippsland. You can purchase the freshest variety of local produce, including cheeses, fruits, berries and local wine. The area is also known to many artisans, craft and unique businesses and towns such as Yarragon that will delight you with the talents of local craftspeople.

You can also check out the scenic drives section for more information.
Location: Easy access via Drouin or Noojee
Phone: 1800 621 409 for general information
Website: www.gippslandgourmetcountry.com


GRAND RIDGE ROAD

Experience the magnificent Strzelecki Ranges. The Grand Ridge Road follows 134 km along the ridge of the Strzelecki Ranges which takes in scenery changes from rich farmland through to dense mountain forests and the beautiful Tarra Bulga National Park.
Location: Access from Warragul or Korumburra in the west, Yarram and Traralgon via Carrajung in the east.

THE GIPPSLAND LAKES

If you want to go boating, walking, sailing, fishing, swimming, bird-watching, yacht racing or just take in the quiet scenery, the Gippsland Lakes are not to be missed. Separated from Bass Strait by a long line of sand dunes known as Ninety Mile Beach, The Gippsland Lakes are Australia’s most extensive inland waterway. The many islands in the lakes system are home to a large variety of birds particularly at the internationally listed Ramsar Gippsland Lakes Wetlands. Fishing is plentiful and boating enthusiasts are well catered for with many boat ramps and jetties.
Location: Access from Loch Sport or Port of Sale by boat
Phone: Parks Vic 13 1963

WALHALLA HISTORIC TOWNSHIP

Nestled in the beautiful hillside is a small valley that was once the bustling gold mining township of Walhalla. A host of unique experiences await today's visitor. Tours of the Long Tunnel Extended Mine provide an appreciation of the conditions under which the miners worked, and authentic buildings, artifacts and cemetery tell how they lived. The spectacular local scenery can be fully appreciated while riding the Goldfields Railway as it winds it way from Thomson Station. Visit the Museum, ride by horse and carriage, soak in the atmosphere.
Location: 48 kms north of Moe and Traralgon
Phone: 1800 621 409
Website: www.visitwalhalla.com

WILSONS PROMONTORY NATIONAL PARK

50,000 hectares of unspoiled national park boarded by some of Victoria’s most beautiful coastline, granite mountains, 20 short and long walking tracks, secluded beaches and coves, camping and great accommodation are among the endless reasons that visitors are attracted to and return again and again to "The Prom". Accommodation, camping and supplies are available from Tidal River where most of the walking tracks start.
Location: Access from South Gippsland Highway via Meeniyan or Foster
Phone: 5680 9555
Open: Daily, entry fees apply

YARRAGON VILLAGE

Affectionately known as the "browser's delight" it is a village full to bursting with the unique & the unusual, the delicious & the delightful. Simply the best arts, crafts, textiles, galleries, books, antiques, coffee and cakes you are likely to find. Taste the fresh produce local cheese and preserves, smell fresh bread and pastries baking, perhaps take home a bottle of boutique wine. You can shop in leisurely comfort, sample freshly brewed coffee, dine al fresco and watch the world go by or perhaps indoors by a cosy log fire. Quality is the point of difference in Yarragon Village, galleries offer diverse and ever changing displays and exhibitions, there are several antique and bric a brac stores where a wide range of furniture and collectibles can be found.
Location: Princes Freeway, Yarragon
Phone: 1300 133 309
Website: www.yarragonvillage.com

MT BAW BAW

Mt Baw Baw is spectacular all year round. Its magnificent high country scenery taking in the Thomson and Aberfeldy River Valleys with walking tracks and wildflowers attract visitors in the warmer months. During the snow season, accommodation lodges, ski and toboggan hire and ski schools turn the Baw Baw National Park into an Alpine ski resort. Mt Baw Baw is the closest alpine ski resort to Melbourne. Nearby Mt Saint Gwinear also offers cross-country skiing and snow play during the snow season.
Location: Access via Noojee
Website: www.mountbawbaw.com.au or www.starhotel.com.au/snowreport
Phone: 5165 1136
Open: daily

 

NINETY MILE BEACH

A strip of pristine white sand, the Ninety Mile Beach separates Bass Strait and The Gippsland Lakes Systems. Patrolled beaches at Letts Beach (Golden Beach), Seaspray and Woodside are perfect for all of the family to enjoy. Fishing, surfing, strolling along the beach or exploring the wreck of the "Trinculo" near Golden/Paradise Beach – the options are endless year round. The offshore oil platforms in Bass Strait can also be spotted from various locations along the beach.
Location: Access from Sale or South Gippsland Highway via Woodside Beach, Seaspray, Golden/Paradise Beach or Loch Sport with many spots in between

GIPPSLAND REGIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

Port Albert’s 1860’s former Bank of Victoria building houses the Gippsland Regional Maritime Museum showcasing such treasures as artifacts from the wreck of the ‘Clonmel’, working models, navigational aids and charts. Archival material, a shell collection and the fishermen’s room together with displays showing Port Albert’s role in Gippsland Gold reminding visitors that Port Albert was the original gateway to Gippsland.
ocation: Tarraville Road, Port Albert
Phone: 5182 5264 or 5183 2205
Open: 10.30 am – 4.00 pm daily from September to May and weekends only from June to August

POWERWORKS

Scale models, maps and lookouts help visitors understand the enormous scale of the coal deposit in the Latrobe Valley – one of the world’s largest. Hands on power generators and the huge earthmoving equipment on display at Powerworks fascinate visitors. Lookouts at Yallourn and Miners Rest allow viewing into the huge open-cut mines and power generating plants. Guided tours of the mines are Victoria’s best industrial tourism experience.
Location: Off Commercial Road, East Morwell
Phone: 5135 3415
Open: Daily tours at 11am and 2pm, night tours also available

SALE COMMON WETLAND

Between the Latrobe and Thomson Rivers and Flooding Creek lies 308 hectares of internationally listed wetland. Stroll along the 450 meters of boardwalk and observe the hundreds of varieties of birds or get even closer from the two bird hides. There is a shorter boardwalk located between Lakes Guthridge and Guyall in Sale.
Location: South Gippsland Highway Sale
Open: all year
Phone: Parks Victoria 13 1963

WALHALLA GOLDFIELDS RAILWAY

Visit the Historic Township of Walhalla once a bustling gold mining area. Enjoy one of Australia's most spectacular train rides through picturesque mountain scenery.
www.visitwalhalla.com.au

TARRA BULGA NATIONAL PARK

The Tarra-Bulga National Park features Cyather Falls and a graceful suspension bridge over a fern filled gully. Walking along its quiet tracks, you may glimpse the shy lyrebird.

MORWELL CENTENARY ROSE GARDEN

This Rose Garden is an outstanding example of what a community can achieve with dedication and hard work. Garden paths lead through a picturesque arrangement of garden structures – enhanced with 3,000 rose bushes flourishing in four acres of parkland. There are over 250 varieties of roses planted in 100 beds displaying individual colours. The delicate aroma of these blooms further enhance the beauty of the garden.
Location: Princes Drive, Morwell
Phone: 1800 621 409
Website: www.lvonline.com.au/rosegarden.htm

 

 

 

 

 

...experience the unforgettable  

Walhala Railway

Walhalla Goldfields Railway

Rose Garden

Morwell Centenary Rose Garden 

Mt Baw Baw -

Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort

 Power Works

Power Works

Walhalla

Walhalla's Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine

Yarragon

Yarragon Village
     
     

 



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