With its quaint seaside villages, farming communities and alpine towns; the Gippsland region is a picturesque haven filled with beautiful natural landscapes! Here we take a look at some of the highlights of this vast Victorian region:
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Regarded as one of Victoria’s most loved places and known as the state’s largest coastal wilderness area, this 50,000 hectare reserve is awash with an array of scenic beauty, offers wonderful walking tracks and is a refuge for an abundance of native wildlife.
Located in the abovementioned National Park, Squeaky Beach, (as its name suggests) is actually filled with rounded grains of quartz causing the sand to squeak as you walk over it! Besides the entertainment value, you can also enjoy wonderful views of islands in the distance and of greenery and bushes lining the coast.
Discover an amazing underground world filled with caves dating back almost 400 millions years!
These spectacular limestone formations can be explored in The Fairy Cave and Royal Cave; both are fully lit with walkways and guided tours are conducted daily.
Ninety Mile Beach
Boasting the title of ‘third longest uninterrupted beach in the world’, Ninety Mile Beach, (as its name suggests) is 90 miles of pristine golden sand separating the Gippsland Lakes from Bass Strait. Surround yourself with sun, sand and lush national parks!
Home to an ever growing koala population, you can hop aboard the Raymond Island Ferry (from Paynesville), for some of the best koala spotting around! Take the signed Koala Trail and enjoy the leisurely 20 minute walk around the island. There is also a picnic and BBQ area for you to stop off and enjoy lunch afterwards!